The Story of Abraham is a story of faith. Faith was required for Abraham to trust God to fulfill His promises. Abraham's life displays the challenges of trusting God and taking Him at His Word. Yet, we will learn at the end of this story that when God keeps His promises, it always exceeds our expectations and further exclaims God's relentless grace.
Why we chose this series
Faith is essential to the Christian life. We are called to "live by faith and not by sight" (2 Corinthians 5:7). At times we fail to take God at His Word, and we doubt His promises. Yet, scripture reminds us that it is faith alone that allows us live the Christian life. Abraham gives us an imperfect yet raw picture of what it means to base one's life on having faith in God. This story reminds us that faith has always been and always will be the means by which we can live in a way that is pleasing to God.
Topics & outline
The Type of Person God ChoosesGenesis 12:1‑20 (Nov. 12th) The God Who Keeps His PromisesGenesis 15:1‑18 (Nov. 19th) Why it's Hard to Trust GodGenesis 16:1‑16 (Nov. 26th) Evidence of FaithGenesis 17:1‑27 (Dec. 3rd) God Works in Spite of UsGenesis 20‑21 (Dec. 10th) Faith Requires SacrificeGenesis 22:1‑24 (Dec. 17th)