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 The Sovereign Call of God (Creation)  The Embraced Call of God (Abraham)  The Conflicted Call of God (Jacob)  The Hidden Call of God (Joseph)

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1  The Sovereign Call of God (Creation)  The Embraced Call of God (Abraham)  The Conflicted Call of God (Jacob)  The Hidden Call of God (Joseph)

2  Abraham and Sarah – Gen  Isaac and Rebekah – Gen  Jacob, Rachel, & Leah – Gen  Joseph & His Brothers – Gen THE GOD WHO CALLS

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4 CCall – Gen 12:1-4a, 7 CCovenant – Gen 15:1-18 Promi se

5 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!

6 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

7  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

8  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

9  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

10  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

11  Read and Review Chapter 4 (pp )  Read all the Genesis readings (syllabus)  Study the bold words in the text for the Reading Quiz on Friday!


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