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Genesis 18 - AMP

2 He lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, three men stood at a little distance from him. He ran from the tent door to meet them and bowed himself to the ground

3 And said, My lord, if now I have found favor in your sight, do not pass by your servant, I beg of you.

4 Let a little water be brought, and you may wash your feet and recline and rest yourselves under the tree.

5 And I will bring a morsel (mouthful) of bread to refresh and sustain your hearts before you go on further--for that is why you have come to your servant. And they replied, Do as you have said.

6 So Abraham hastened into the tent to Sarah and said, Quickly get ready three measures of fine meal, knead it, and bake cakes.

7 And Abraham ran to the herd and brought a calf tender and good and gave it to the young man ; then he hastened to prepare it.

8 And he took curds and milk and the calf which he had made ready, and set it before ; and he stood by them under the tree while they ate.

9 And they said to him, Where is Sarah your wife? And he said, in the tent.

10 One of the three guests was the Lord, and since God the Father was never seen in bodily form (John 1:18), only the ``Angel of the covenant," Christ Himself, can be meant here; see especially Gen. 18:22 and also the footnote on Gen. 16:7. said, I will surely return to you when the season comes round, and behold, Sarah your wife will have a son. And Sarah was listening and heard it at the tent door which was behind Him.

11 Now Abraham and Sarah were old, well advanced in years; it had ceased to be with Sarah as with women. .

12 Therefore Sarah laughed to herself, saying, After I have become aged shall I have pleasure and delight, my lord (husband), being old also?

13 And the Lord asked Abraham, Why did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I really bear a child when I am so old?

14 Is anything too hard or too wonderful The word ``Lord" as applied to God is obviously the most important word in the Bible, for it occurs oftener than any other important word--by actual count more than 5,000 times. Nothing is ``too hard or too wonderful" for Him when He is truly made Lord.for the Lord? At the appointed time, when the season comes around, I will return to you and Sarah shall have borne a son.

15 Then Sarah denied it, saying, I did not laugh; for she was afraid. And He said, No, but you did laugh.

16 The men rose up from there and faced toward Sodom, and Abraham went with them to bring them on the way.

17 And the Lord said, Shall I hide from Abraham what I am going to do,

18 Since Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed through him and shall bless themselves by him?

19 For I have known (chosen, acknowledged) him , so that he may teach and command his children and the sons of his house after him to keep the way of the Lord and to do what is just and righteous, so that the Lord may bring Abraham what He has promised him.

20 And the Lord said, Because the shriek of Sodom and Gomorrah is great and their sin is exceedingly grievous,

21 I will go down now and see whether they have done altogether as is the cry of it which has come to Me; and if not, I will know.

22 Now the men turned from there and went toward Sodom, but Abraham still stood before the Lord.

23 And Abraham came close and said, Will You destroy the righteous (those upright and in right standing with God) together with the wicked?

24 Suppose there are in the city fifty righteous; will You destroy the place and not spare it for the fifty righteous in it?

25 Far be it from You to do such a thing--to slay the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous fare as do the wicked! Far be it from You! Shall not the Judge of all the earth execute judgment and do righteously?

26 And the Lord said, If I find in the city of Sodom fifty righteous (upright and in right standing with God), I will spare the whole place for their sake.

27 Abraham answered, Behold now, I who am but dust and ashes have taken upon myself to speak to the Lord.

28 If five of the fifty righteous should be lacking--will You destroy the whole city for lack of five? He said, If I find forty-five, I will not destroy it.

29 And spoke to Him yet again, and said, Suppose forty shall be found there. And He said, I will not do it for forty's sake.

30 Then said to Him, Oh, let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak . Suppose thirty shall be found there. And He answered, I will not do it if I find thirty there.

31 And said, Behold now, I have taken upon myself to speak to the Lord. Suppose twenty shall be found there. And replied, I will not destroy it for twenty's sake.

32 And he said, Oh, let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak again only this once. Suppose ten shall be found there. And said, I will not destroy it for ten's sake.

33 And the Lord went His way when He had finished speaking with Abraham, and Abraham returned to his place.

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Summary: God takes us into his confidence that we may warn others about sin, but that we may also intercede for them,
Scripture: Genesis 18:16-19:29
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Shared by: Daniel Habben on Oct, 2016
Summary: God comes to encourage Sarah to finish strong her journey of faith and not to give up on the promise that she would have a son.
Scripture: Genesis 18:1-15
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Shared by: Rev.Andrew B Natarajan on Oct, 2016
Summary: Nothing is too Hard for YHWH, at the right time he answers our prayers
Scripture: Genesis 18:14
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Shared by: Rodney Johnson Sr., on Sep, 2016
Summary: This sermon reminds us of the power of intercessory prayer and the need to seek God for our nation.
Scripture: Genesis 18:17-32
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Shared by: C. Philip Green on Jul, 2016
Summary: If you want to enjoy intimate fellowship with your incredible Lord, take the time to welcome strangers and stand near Him. Then believe Him when He tells you He wants to do the impossible in and through you.
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Summary: God deals with pride and disobedience. We must be smart enough to learn from the lessons He teaches.
Scripture: Genesis 18:1-15
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Shared by: James May on Apr, 2016
Summary: How often do men fail to search out God simply because they only see him as a God of judgment, represented in the Silvert! Yet, he desires us to find him, and when we do we find Gold - that gold that represents all things of our Good God!
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Scripture: Genesis 18:1-8
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Shared by: David Radcliff on Mar, 2016
Summary: Here you have the all-important question and the thrilling-certain answer from the Word of God.
Scripture: Genesis 18:14
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Shared by: Derek Geldart on Feb, 2016
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Scripture: Genesis 18:25
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Scripture: Genesis 18:1-15
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Shared by: Horace Wimpey on Oct, 2015
Summary: In the conversation Abraham had with the Lord before the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, we see the compassion that both Abraham and God had for people.
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Scripture: Genesis 18:16-33
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Shared by: Horace Wimpey on Sep, 2015
Summary: When Sarah laughs and scoffs at the Lord when He promises her a son, she is asked, is there anything too hard for God. As Christians, we must also realize that there is nothing too hard for God.
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Shared by: Christian Cheong on Jun, 2014
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Scripture: Genesis 18:20-33
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Shared by: Tim White on Mar, 2014
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Shared by: Tim White on Mar, 2014
Summary: How to love and pray for the lost world as demonstrated by Abraham.
Scripture: Genesis 18:16-33
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Shared by: Mark A. Barber on Feb, 2014
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The Life of Abraham, Part 10: The Great Intercession
Shared by: Mark A. Barber on Feb, 2014
Summary: Abraham intercedes for Sodom and Gomorrah.