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Genesis 12:1 NIV 1 The LORD had said to Abram, "Leave your country, your people and your father's household and go to the land I will show you. Abraham.

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1 Genesis 12:1 NIV 1 The LORD had said to Abram, "Leave your country, your people and your father's household and go to the land I will show you. Abraham was a planter Exchange Security for Insecurity

2 Genesis 12:1 NIV 1 The LORD had said to Abram, "Leave your country, your people and your father's household and go to the land I will show you. Genesis 12:5 NIV 5 He took his wife Sarai, his nephew Lot, all the possessions they had accumulated and the people they had acquired in Haran, and they set out for the land of Canaan, and they arrived there. Abraham was a planter Strong Start

3 Genesis 12:1 NIV 1 The LORD had said to Abram, "Leave your country, your people and your father's household and go to the land I will show you. Genesis 12:5 NIV 5 He took his wife Sarai, his nephew Lot, all the possessions they had accumulated and the people they had acquired in Haran, and they set out for the land of Canaan, and they arrived there. Genesis 12:11-13 NIV As he was about to enter Egypt, he said to his wife Sarai, "I know what a beautiful woman you are. When the Egyptians see you, they will say, 'This is his wife.' Then they will kill me but will let you live. Say you are my sister, so that I will be treated well for your sake and my life will be spared because of you." Abraham was a planter What can I gray to stay alive in this new unknown?

4 Genesis 12:1 NIV 1 The LORD had said to Abram, "Leave your country, your people and your father's household and go to the land I will show you. Genesis 12:5 NIV 5 He took his wife Sarai, his nephew Lot, all the possessions they had accumulated and the people they had acquired in Haran, and they set out for the land of Canaan, and they arrived there. Genesis 12:11-13 NIV As he was about to enter Egypt, he said to his wife Sarai, "I know what a beautiful woman you are. When the Egyptians see you, they will say, 'This is his wife.' Then they will kill me but will let you live. Say you are my sister, so that I will be treated well for your sake and my life will be spared because of you." Genesis 13:5-7 NIV Now Lot, who was moving about with Abram, also had flocks and herds and tents. But the land could not support them while they stayed together, for their possessions were so great that they were not able to stay together. 7 And quarreling arose between Abram's herdsmen and the herdsmen of Lot. Abraham was a planter New Wells

5 Genesis 12:1 NIV 1 The LORD had said to Abram, "Leave your country, your people and your father's household and go to the land I will show you. Genesis 12:5 NIV 5 He took his wife Sarai, his nephew Lot, all the possessions they had accumulated and the people they had acquired in Haran, and they set out for the land of Canaan, and they arrived there. Genesis 12:11-13 NIV As he was about to enter Egypt, he said to his wife Sarai, "I know what a beautiful woman you are. When the Egyptians see you, they will say, 'This is his wife.' Then they will kill me but will let you live. Say you are my sister, so that I will be treated well for your sake and my life will be spared because of you." Genesis 13:5-7 NIV Now Lot, who was moving about with Abram, also had flocks and herds and tents. But the land could not support them while they stayed together, for their possessions were so great that they were not able to stay together. 7 And quarreling arose between Abram's herdsmen and the herdsmen of Lot. Genesis 13:9 NIV 9 Is not the whole land before you? Let's part company. If you go to the left, I'll go to the right; if you go to the right, I'll go to the left." Abraham was a planter One purpose Two visions

6 Genesis 12:1 NIV 1 The LORD had said to Abram, "Leave your country, your people and your father's household and go to the land I will show you. Genesis 12:5 NIV 5 He took his wife Sarai, his nephew Lot, all the possessions they had accumulated and the people they had acquired in Haran, and they set out for the land of Canaan, and they arrived there. Genesis 12:11-13 NIV As he was about to enter Egypt, he said to his wife Sarai, "I know what a beautiful woman you are. When the Egyptians see you, they will say, 'This is his wife.' Then they will kill me but will let you live. Say you are my sister, so that I will be treated well for your sake and my life will be spared because of you." Genesis 13:5-7 NIV Now Lot, who was moving about with Abram, also had flocks and herds and tents. But the land could not support them while they stayed together, for their possessions were so great that they were not able to stay together. 7 And quarreling arose between Abram's herdsmen and the herdsmen of Lot. Genesis 13:9 NIV 9 Is not the whole land before you? Let's part company. If you go to the left, I'll go to the right; if you go to the right, I'll go to the left." Genesis 14:14 NIV 14 When Abram heard that his relative had been taken captive, he called out the 318 trained men born in his household and went in pursuit as far as Dan. Abraham was a planter Supportive Relationships

7 Genesis 12:1 NIV 1 The LORD had said to Abram, "Leave your country, your people and your father's household and go to the land I will show you. Genesis 12:5 NIV 5 He took his wife Sarai, his nephew Lot, all the possessions they had accumulated and the people they had acquired in Haran, and they set out for the land of Canaan, and they arrived there. Genesis 12:11-13 NIV As he was about to enter Egypt, he said to his wife Sarai, "I know what a beautiful woman you are. When the Egyptians see you, they will say, 'This is his wife.' Then they will kill me but will let you live. Say you are my sister, so that I will be treated well for your sake and my life will be spared because of you." Genesis 13:5-7 NIV Now Lot, who was moving about with Abram, also had flocks and herds and tents. But the land could not support them while they stayed together, for their possessions were so great that they were not able to stay together. 7 And quarreling arose between Abram's herdsmen and the herdsmen of Lot. Genesis 13:9 NIV 9 Is not the whole land before you? Let's part company. If you go to the left, I'll go to the right; if you go to the right, I'll go to the left." Genesis 14:14 NIV 14 When Abram heard that his relative had been taken captive, he called out the 318 trained men born in his household and went in pursuit as far as Dan. Genesis 18:23 NIV 23 Then Abraham approached him and said: "Will you sweep away the righteous with the wicked? Abraham was a planter Judge or Pastor

8 Genesis 12:1 NIV 1 The LORD had said to Abram, "Leave your country, your people and your father's household and go to the land I will show you. Genesis 12:5 NIV 5 He took his wife Sarai, his nephew Lot, all the possessions they had accumulated and the people they had acquired in Haran, and they set out for the land of Canaan, and they arrived there. Genesis 12:11-13 NIV As he was about to enter Egypt, he said to his wife Sarai, "I know what a beautiful woman you are. When the Egyptians see you, they will say, 'This is his wife.' Then they will kill me but will let you live. Say you are my sister, so that I will be treated well for your sake and my life will be spared because of you." Genesis 13:5-7 NIV Now Lot, who was moving about with Abram, also had flocks and herds and tents. But the land could not support them while they stayed together, for their possessions were so great that they were not able to stay together. 7 And quarreling arose between Abram's herdsmen and the herdsmen of Lot. Genesis 13:9 NIV 9 Is not the whole land before you? Let's part company. If you go to the left, I'll go to the right; if you go to the right, I'll go to the left." Genesis 14:14 NIV 14 When Abram heard that his relative had been taken captive, he called out the 318 trained men born in his household and went in pursuit as far as Dan. Genesis 18:23 NIV 23 Then Abraham approached him and said: "Will you sweep away the righteous with the wicked? Genesis 22:1 NIV Some time later God tested Abraham. He said to him, Abraham was a planter Accept the Challenge

9 Thank God because: Thank God because: The greatness of our God! v. 3 He is our Rock v. 4 His works are perfect v. 4 His ways are just v. 4 He is faithful v. 4 He does no wrong v. 4 Preparation of Possessing New Ground Deuteronomy Deuteronomy 32:1-4 NIV Listen, O heavens, and I will speak; hear, O earth, the words of my mouth. 2 Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew, like showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants. 3 I will proclaim the name of the LORD. Oh, praise the greatness of our God! 4 He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he.

10 Lord, We recognize: Lord, We recognize: Your ways are not beyond our reach Your Word is in our mouth Your Word is in our hearts Youve placed Your Word in us so that we might obey it Life & prosperity are given to us by You Death & destruction may be all around us but You are our hope Your unfailing love for us and our response is to love You Our response is to walk in Your ways Our response is to keep Your commands, decrees and laws Our life and increase is tied to our response Our dependence is on You for our blessings and possessing Deuteronomy 30:11-16 NIV 11 Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach. 12 It is not up in heaven, so that you have to ask, "Who will ascend into heaven to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?" 13 Nor is it beyond the sea, so that you have to ask, "Who will cross the sea to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?" 14 No, the word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart so you may obey it. 15 See, I set before you today life and prosperity, death and destruction. 16 For I command you today to love the LORD your God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commands, decrees and laws; then you will live and increase, and the LORD your God will bless you in the land you are entering to possess. Preparation of Possessing New Ground Deuteronomy 30-32

11 Now Stand: Now Stand: For God is crossing over ahead of us For it is by His Spirit we gain victory and our obedience that we possess His promise We listen and do what You command Be strong and courageous Fear is cast out for You are with us He will never leave nor forsake us Be courageous Deuteronomy 31:3-8 NIV 3 The LORD your God himself will cross over ahead of you. He will destroy these nations before you, and you will take possession of their land. Joshua also will cross over ahead of you, as the LORD said. 4 And the LORD will do to them what he did to Sihon and Og, the kings of the Amorites, whom he destroyed along with their land. 5 The LORD will deliver them to you, and you must do to them all that I have commanded you. 6 Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you." 7 Then Moses summoned Joshua and said to him in the presence of all Israel, "Be strong and courageous, for you must go with this people into the land that the LORD swore to their forefathers to give them, and you must divide it among them as their inheritance. 8 The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged." Preparation of Possessing New Ground Deuteronomy 30-32


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