Leaving a Legacy

  • December 6, 2017
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In a world that values fame and celebrity, there’s something more that we should focus on: legacy. As we look at the epilogue of Abraham’s life, we discover three keys to leaving a legacy. First, leaving a legacy requires remaining confident in the provision of God. Through the death of Sarah, God provided land to … [Read More…] Leaving a Legacy

The Hardest Final Exam

  • November 28, 2017
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Genesis 22 is the culmination of the story of Abraham, where he faces a test from God to offer up his son Isaac as a sacrifice. This passage foreshadows the person and work of Jesus Christ in three ways. First, as Abraham obeyed, Jesus fully obeyed. Abraham struggled throughout his life with obedience, but Jesus lived a … [Read More…] The Hardest Final Exam

When We Go Our Own Way

  • October 26, 2017
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It is often in times of waiting that it is most difficult to follow God, and that is where Abram and Sarai found themselves. Rather than continue to wait, they took matters into their own hands. This passage teaches us three actions to following God’s will. First, we are to trust him, and not commit … [Read More…] When We Go Our Own Way

When God Changes Your Name

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When God appeared to Abram and changed his name to Abraham, He shows us three characteristics of Himself. First, He is a God of power, which will always be used for good and never for evil. Second, He is a God of grace. The covenant sign of circumcision pointed to God’s initiative in making and … [Read More…] When God Changes Your Name

Faithful Following

  • October 8, 2017
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Each of us, like Abram, will experience challenges to our faith along life’s journey. The first challenge Abram faced was that of success. Upon military victory, he still pursued God in the midst of victory by his generosity towards Melchizedek and his response to the King of Sodom. Second, Abram faced the challenge of fear, … [Read More…] Faithful Following

Daring Faith

  • October 3, 2017
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Abram found himself journeying back to the promised land from Egypt. Upon his return to the land, he displays three attributes of daring faith. First, Abram shows that daring faith is a faith that repents. Just as he turned around and went back to God, so should when we find our lives in sin. Second, … [Read More…] Daring Faith

When Sinning Seems to Make Sense

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Abram entered the promised land, yet soon after famine arrived. He traveled with his family down to Egypt, but there he lied about the identity of his wife to protect himself. This passage shows us three characteristics of sin. First, sin often looks appealing, as Abram was actually blessed in the short-term. Second, sin always … [Read More…] When Sinning Seems to Make Sense

An Unbelievable Promise

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After sin entered the world, things seemed to be spiraling down. In the midst of that darkness, God appeared to Abram, and made some astounding promises. He promised to give Abram land, that he would have a large family, and that he would be blessed and bless others. We see in this passage that God’s … [Read More…] An Unbelievable Promise