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Summary: We are introduced to the Almighty God of the Universe. We are introduced to a man named Abraham and something called faith. We are also introduced to the idea of

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GENESIS 15:1-21

INTRODUCTION

The Christian Education Ministry is focusing on twelve books this year for our church to study. This month, is Genesis. I would like to highlight one passage each month in the different books to help you in your reading and to keep you motivated in these books. In January, we are introduced to the Bible and God through the book of Genesis. I did a little research on making introductions.

ILLUSTRATION... (www.advancedetiquette.com)

When performing introductions, here’s what I call my 2-step golden rule to proper business introductions...

1. The first person’s name you say is always the most important person.

2. Thereafter, everyone else’s name is introduced to that most important person.

– Always say the most important person’s name first. In business rank and status are the primary determinants to who takes precedence over whom. Gender and age are typically not factors

– Keep the forms of the address equal. If you use Ms. Doe, you must use Mr. Smith. You should not say, "Jane Doe this is Mr. Smith."

– In regular situations, it is best to use both a person’s first and last name when making introductions. To use only a first name is not introducing the total person.

– Do say something about the people you are introducing so they will have something from which to springboard their own conversation. Then you may excuse yourself to meet and greet others

– Whenever introducing dignitaries and other notable people, such as elected officials, you may want to use the word "present" instead of the words "this is" or "introduce." It is the style most often used in diplomatic and international arena.

ILLUSTRATION... What do you call me? (Personal Illustration)

Today as we look in God’s Word, we are receiving a proper introduction to several things. We are introduced to the Almighty God of the Universe. We are introduced to a man named Abraham and something called faith. We are also introduced to the idea of covenant. All of these introductions are essential in our understanding of the Bible and Christianity.

READ GENESIS 15:1-21

I. GOD ALMIGHTY (verses 1-21)

This passage of Scripture helps us better understand the God who Created All. Who is this God who spoke everything into existence? Who is this God who saw the Tower of Babel and confused the languages of man? Who is this God? Can we understand Him? Can we know who He is? I will have to say that we cannot know everything about God. I don’t think God would be worthy of worship if we knew all about Him. We can, though, understand Him more and more by looking at His Word. We are introduced to God in this passage:

1) He is a personal God (verse 1): The God of Creation took time to come to one man named Abram and speak to Him. He is a very personal God and works in the lives of people throughout Scripture. God desires relationship. You can find the phrase : ‘I will be their God and they will be my people’ all thought the Bible. God desires personal contact with human beings. Chapter 15 of Genesis recounts His personal contact with this man Abram and it changed the lives of all people forever.


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