CCall – Gen 12:1-4a, 7 CCovenant – Gen 15:1-18 Promi se
THE GOD WHO CALLS Promise People – more than you can count Place – more than you can set foot on Purpose – more than you can imagine All the families of earth blessed – thru you!
Will Abe trust the God of promise or not? Sarai offers Hagar, the handmaid (16:2) Expelled– but not forgotten– promise (16:10) Ishmael (God has heard) is born (16:11) El-Roi (God has seen me) is the name Hagar gives to God who meets her in her need (16:13) THE GOD WHO CALLS
Covenant of 15 – All promissory – God Covenant of 17 – Two way contract El Shaddai – Walk before me… blameless Abram Abraham (Father of many) Circumcision – sign of the covenant Trusting God to do what God has promised to do! THE GOD WHO CALLS
Abraham and Sarah – Gen 18 – Sarah laughs, nothing is impossible! Isaac (laughter) is born – Gen 21 Abe’s Final Exam – Gen 22 – Jehovah-Jireh (The Lord Will Provide) THE GOD WHO CALLS
He believed God (trusted the promise) Circumcision (trusting God’s ability to give life) The test on Mt. Moriah (trusting God to provide) KEY IDEA: Is anything impossible for God? (18:14) THE GOD WHO CALLS
Thus, Abraham becomes the one in whom God calls into existence a people (of faith) Through these people of faith, God intends to restore and redeem His broken creation! THE GOD WHO CALLS
Read and Review Chapter 4 (pp. 63-77) Read all the Genesis readings (syllabus) Study the bold words in the text for the Reading Quiz on Friday!