Hebrews 11:1 – 16, Genesis 11:1 – 9; 11:27 – 12:9
Genesis 12:1–3 (NKJV)
1 Now the Lord had said to Abram: “Get out of your country, From your family And from your father’s house, To a land that I will show you. 2 I will make you a great nation; I will bless you And make your name great; And you shall be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”
I The world under judgment
Creation and the Fall
- Expelled from the Garden of Eden
- Global Flood
- In Gen. 11 – The confusion of the language
II God begins to save
Joshua 24:2 (NKJV)
2 And Joshua said to all the people, “Thus says the Lord God of Israel: ‘Your fathers, including Terah, the father of Abraham and the father of Nahor, dwelt on the other side of the River in old times; and they served other gods.
Incompleted obedience, halting obedience.
Stephen’s sermon before the Jewish Council in Acts 7
Acts 7:2–4 (NKJV)
2 And he said, “Brethren and fathers, listen: The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham when he was in Mesopotamia, before he dwelt in Haran, 3 and said to him, ‘Get out of your country and from your relatives, and come to a land that I will show you.’ 4 Then he came out of the land of the Chaldeans and dwelt in Haran. And from there, when his father was dead, He moved him to this land in which you now dwell.
III An efficacious call
Hebrews 11:8 (NKJV)
8 By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to the place which he would receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going.