Abraham’s Faith

Hebrews 11:8, 11.

Spiritual Powerhouses 2

September 12, 2010 – Sunday AM

Simon Goncharenko

21 Fellowship, SBC

 

I.                   Abraham’s beginnings – by God’s choice – Genesis 12:1

Joshua 24:3; Isaiah 51:2.

A.    Abraham received an unconditional promise/covenant from God – Gen.12,15, 17.

Land –

Family -

Blessing

!Circumcision was the covenant sign! - Gal 3:6–9

II.                What we can learn from Abraham’s amazing faith – Genesis 12 – 25.

A.    The secret to Abraham’s faith – regarding God trustworthy – Heb. 11:11.

B.     The examples of Abraham’s faith in action – Genesis 14-22.

                                                              i.      Abraham honored God from his possessions – Genesis 14:20.

Heb. 7:1-10

                                                            ii.      Abraham offered Isaac in obedience – Genesis 22.

                                                          iii.      Abraham’s courageous and decisive rescue of Lot – Genesis 14.

C.     The result of Abraham’s faith – Genesis 15.

                                                              i.      Abraham was counted righteous by faith – Genesis 15:6.

Romans 4:1-5; Galatians 3:6-; James 2:23.

                                                            ii.      Abraham was called God’s friend – Isaiah 41:8; 2 Chron. 20:7; James 2:23.

III.             What we can learn from Abraham’s failure to wait on God.

A.    In producing an heir, Abraham fathered Ishmael & introduced the Israeli/Arab conflict – Genesis 16.

B.     In times of famine, Abraham left the land & lied about Sarah – Genesis 12:10-20; 20:1-18.

As the pioneer of faith, Abraham is an example of trusting God because of His trustworthiness and following Him even when it doesn’t make sense.

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