Genesis 12-25

Why Abraham? Why now? There are two answers to that question. Abraham is the preeminent man of faith. When the writer of Hebrews 11 wanted to explain what the life of faith looks like, he gave more space to Abraham than to anyone else. Jesus spoke of Abraham’s faith, and so did the Apostle Paul. Over and over again the New Testament repeats a simple phrase: “Abraham believed God.”That’s what faith is. It’s believing God and then acting upon that belief. So, I hope that by studying his life, we may all be challenged to believe God, to take him at his Word, and then to step out in faith.

For as by the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man’s obedience the many will be made righteous. Now the law came in to increase the trespass, but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more, so that, as sin reigned in death, grace also might reign through righteousness leading to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 5:19–21, ESV)

July 1 –The Incredible Adventure Begins– Genesis 12

July 8 ChoicesGenesis 13

July 15Fight or Flee– Genesis 14 

July 22Overcoming Fear– Genesis 15

July 29God of the Impossible– Genesis 16-17

August 5When God Comes to Dinner– Genesis 18:1-15

August 12The Tragic Cost of Compromise– Genesis 19

August 19Don’t Ever say Never– Genesis 20

August 26The Ultimate Test of FaithGenesis 21-22

September 2– Satisfied With Life– Genesis 23-25