Learn more. There was an error while trying to create your account. God as a part of this process wanted Abraham to make a decision. All rights reserved. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. But it was actually executed by a demonic spirit, that the victim could not control. Sorry, an error was encountered while loading the book. Ministry: Why preparation is important for a Preacher? of But God promised to protect Abraham. Get your church set-up with online giving, sermon streaming, and more in under 24 hours. A GREAT DEPARTURE – Vss. B. The region was well suited for raising flocks and herds also. Thank you very much for these inspiring sermons. The promise for Providence was followed by a condition. When I do God will bless my life also. C. Implications: God’s purpose for my life is too big to fit into my comfort zone. Lesson Series: Preparing for Water Baptism. A. The Bible says Abraham decided to obey God. Sermon notes: God commands Abraham to sacrifice Isaac, Sermon notes: Abraham intercedes for Sodom, PowerPoint sermon: David’s psychological battle with Goliath, Sermon Notes: The three ingredients of Thanksgiving, Sermon: Faithfulness is the Key to God's Blessings, New Year Sermon: An old Challenge for a New Year, Father’s Day Sermon: Qualities of a Godly Father. B. An error occurred while accessing favorites. Just like Abraham, I have many choices before me and God wants me to pick what pleases him most by leaving my old ways behind and become fully committed to his call. He threatens to bring his own curse upon anyone that pass a curse on his servant. Please read and accept our website Terms and Privacy Policy to post a comment. Proud member Christian Ethics: What does the Bible say about using pirated software. He will expand my boundaries, (…I will make your name great…). But God doesn’t call the qualified. • To show the personal, relational, covenant-making nature of God. • To begin revealing Jesus the Messiah. Sorry, you don't have permission to view that book. The city was a center of intellectual activity. And I will make of thee a great nation In a literal sense, as the people of the Jews were that descended from him, and in a spiritual sense believers in all ages and of all nations, that walk in the steps of the faith of Abram, who are his children, and are blessed with him: What can we learn from the life of Abraham today? Trust God s Promises & Obey His Word (Genesis 12:2-9) With the call came the promise. California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. 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Call us at 888-634-2038, Read more Frankly speaking, although Abraham obeyed immediately he actually embarked himself and his family on a journey of uncertainty than of faith. His background, however, is that of a man least qualified for such a divine task. God expected Abraham’s life and the lives of his descendants to be a channel of God’s blessings to every other nation in the world. He has appointed us to become channels of his blessings, so all the people around us will be blessed. His entire family worshipped idols made with their own hands. Abraham was a great man. To leave his unbelieving community, their ways, and their country. Sorry, an error was encountered while loading comparison. In the oriental mind, the curse carried with it its own power of execution. God chose him from all the people on earth to bring forth a great nation who will bless everyone on this earth. I cannot remain in my comfort zone and hope I will be able to serve God’s purpose. But the Bible assures that God who called me is faithful and will see me through, (1 Thessalonians 5:24). B. And I will make of thee a great nation In a literal sense, as the people of the Jews were that descended from him, and in a spiritual sense believers in all ages and of all nations, that walk in the steps of the faith of Abram, who are his children, and are blessed with him: and I will bless thee; not only with temporal blessings, but principally with spiritual ones, since Abram in person had no share of the land of Canaan; even with the adoption of children and friendship with God; with justification by the imputed righteousness of Christ, which blessedness came upon him when uncircumcised; with a large measure of faith, and every other grace; with the sanctification of the Spirit, and an increase of it until brought to perfection; and with eternal glory and happiness, a right, title, and meetness for it, and the full possession of it: and make thy name great; as it was among the Jews his descendants, who boasted of having Abram for their father; and among the several nations of the world; his name is famous in profane history, and is in high esteem with the Mahometans to this day; and especially his name is great and famous, and the memory of him precious among all those who have obtained like precious faith with him, in every age and in every nation: and thou shall be a blessing; to all that knew him and conversed with him, they receiving spiritual light and knowledge by means of his instruction, and to all that should hear and read of his faith and piety, being encouraged by his example: or, "shall be blessing"; blessing itself, that is, most blessed, exceedingly blessed; as a very wicked man may be called wickedness itself; as "scelus" for "scelestus" with the Latins; so a good man may be called blessing itself, extremely happy.