Summary: The rewards of a faithful life

The Life of Abraham

Genesis 11-25

1. His Clan

·Son of Terah (Gen 11:27)

·Uncle of Lot (Gen 11:27)

·Husband of Sarai (Gen 11:29-30)

·Originally from Ur

- 250,000 population

- wealthy {gold, jewelry, clothes}

- World center for farming, manufacturing & shipping

- Center for worship of moon god {Nannar} & goddess {Ningal}

- 5,000+ pagan gods

2. His Call (Gen 12:1-3)

·The Person who called (12:1; Acts 7:20)

·The Problems surrounding his call

- 75 years old

- Wife barren

- Settled in prosperous business

·The Plan of God for his call

… from home land

… from kindred

… unto a land of God’s choosing

·The Purpose of his call

- Idolatry of Ur

- Plan for land of promise

·The Promises included with his call

- A promise of great posterity - "I will make you into a great nation

- A promise of great prosperity - I will bless you;

- A promise of great popularity - I will make your name great,

- A promise of great protection - I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse;

- A promise of great purpose - all peoples on earth will be blessed through you."

3. His Commitment

·At first reluctant

·Ultimately receptive

4. His Character

·A man of faith

·A man of faithfulness

5. His Concern

·For his nephew

·For his wife

·For his life

6. His Covenant (Gen 15 & 17)

7. His Children

·Ishmael (Gen 16)

·Isaac (Gen 21)

·Keturah’s 6 (25:1-2)

8. His Crying

. for Lot & Sodom (Gen 18 & 19)

· for Isaac (Gen 22)

· for Sarah (Gen 23)

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