Summary: Second message on Getting to the Promised Land. Reviewing the life of Abraham and the Father of the Promise.
Title: Abraham – The Father of Promise
Theme: Understanding and keeping God’s promise.
Text: Genesis 12
How did we get here - Dealing with Sin
Genesis 4:1-7 Now Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bore Cain, and said, "I have acquired a man from the Lord." (2) Then she bore again, this time his brother Abel. Now Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground. (3) And in the process of time it came to pass that Cain brought an offering of the fruit of the ground to the Lord. (4) Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat. And the Lord respected Abel and his offering, (5) but He did not respect Cain and his offering. And Cain was very angry, and his countenance fell. (6) So the Lord said to Cain, "Why are you angry? And why has your countenance fallen? (7) If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin lies at the door. And its desire is for you, but you should rule over it." 8 Now Cain talked with Abel his brother;  and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother and killed him.
This looks like just a story of murder and deceit but it is more. It is control. Control of sin. The ruler ship of sin. Sin - an offence,
Hebrew - H2398 - Seperation
- Original: חטא - Transliteration: Chata' - Phonetic: khaw-taw'
- Definition: 1. to sin, miss, miss the way, go wrong, incur guilt, forfeit, purify from uncleanness a. (Qal)
1. to miss 2. to sin, miss the goal or path of right and duty 3. to incur guilt, incur penalty by sin, forfeit
b. (Piel) 1. to bear loss 2. to make a sin-offering 3. to purify from sin 4. to purify from uncleanness
c. (Hiphil) 1. to miss the mark 2. to induce to sin, cause to sin 3. to bring into guilt or condemnation or punishment
d. (Hithpael) 1. to miss oneself, lose oneself, wander from the way 2. to purify oneself from uncleanness
- Origin: a primitive root - TWOT entry: 638 - Part(s) of speech: Verb
H2403 - Temptation
- Original: חטּאת חטּאה
- Transliteration: Chatta'ah
- Phonetic: khat-taw-aw'
1. sin, sinful 2. sin, sin offering a. sin b. condition of sin, guilt of sin c. punishment for sin d. sin-offering
e. purification from sins of ceremonial uncleanness
- Origin: from H2398 - TWOT entry: 638e - Part(s) of speech: Noun Feminine
- Strong's: From H2398; an offence (sometimes habitual sinfulness) and its penalty occasion sacrifice or expiation; also (concretely) an offender: - punishment (of sin) purifying (-fication for sin) sin (-ner offering).
- Strong's: A primitive root; properly to miss; hence (figuratively and generally) to sin; by inference to forfeit lack expiate repent (causatively) lead astray condemn: - bear the blame cleanse commit [sin] by fault harm he hath done loss miss (make) offend (-er) offer for sin purge purify (self) make reconciliation (cause make) sin (-ful -ness) trespassive
Abraham's Journey. Don’t miss the journey. It is part of the fun.
Father of Many Nations - Genesis 17:15
Leaving the Land
Genesis 11:27-32 This is the genealogy of Terah: Terah begot Abram, Nahor, and Haran. Haran begot Lot. (28) And Haran died before his father Terah in his native land, in Ur of the Chaldeans. (29) Then Abram and Nahor took wives: the name of Abram's wife was Sarai, and the name of Nahor's wife, Milcah, the daughter of Haran the father of Milcah and the father of Iscah. (30) But Sarai was barren; she had no child. (31) And Terah took his son Abram and his grandson Lot, the son of Haran, and his daughter-in-law Sarai, his son Abram's wife, and they went out with them from Ur of the Chaldeans to go to the land of Canaan; and they came to Haran and dwelt there. (32) So the days of Terah were two hundred and five years, and Terah died in Haran..
This was the first journey of Abraham. Terah took his family and left from the Ur of the Chaldeans and began the journey. Some even question whether God spoke to Terah first.
In Genesis 12 we read where Abraham is told to separate from his family.
God we often times tell us to depart from those who don’t understand our promise. Let me tell you people will attract to you when you have a promise and will also try to detract from you.
You need to be very careful who you let speak into you. Who you let be your leader.