Archive for the ‘Abram’ Category

Timeline of Truth – God Prophesies the Birth of a Son to Abraham & Sarah (Genesis 18:1-15)

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Abraham knew. Apparently Sarah did not. How do you tell your childless 89-year-old wife that she will have a baby? Funny? Sarah thought so!

Timeline of Truth – God Renames Abram and Gives Him a Sign (Genesis 17:1-27)

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Get this. Abram is NINETY-NINE YEARS old. God has promised to make him a father of many nations, among other things. As far as we know from the Bible, Abram hasn’t heard from God for 14 years (since around the time Ishmael was born). Abram is still waiting, living one day at a time, and God again appears with great news. Funny news…

Timeline of Truth – Abram Tries His Own Solution (Gen 16:1-16)

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

God has promised Abram many, many descendants. He is 85 years old and still has none. His wife, Sarai, no doubt feeling the pressure of womanhood (bearing no children), the pressure of the promise of many descendants to Abam, but also having her husband’s name mean “father of many,” comes up with a very selfless plan: Give Abram her handmaiden as a wife, and bear children through her.  What does Abram do? Does this solve the problem?

Timeline of Truth – God Confirms His Covenant with Abram (Gen 15:7-21)

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

God takes the initiate once again, and makes a firm agreement, a covenant, with Abram. What does Abram have to do for it to be fulfilled? Nothing. God puts it all on Himself to make it happen.

Timeline of Truth – Abram Believes (Gen 15:1-6)

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

How was Abram (Abraham) saved in the Old Testament? By faith! We look at this key passage which is referred to in detail in the New Testament in several places. Salvation involves being fully persuaded that God can and will perform what He has promised.

Timeline of Truth – Abram Honors Melchizedek (Gen 14:17-24)

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

Who is Melchizedek, and why is he important? And what is the big deal about Abram giving tithes to him?

Timeline of Truth: Abram Rescues Lot (Genesis 14:1-16)

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Is it wrong to arm ourselves, to protect ourselves, to defend what is ours? What about helping others who have been wrongly attacked? The Bible gives a great illustration of what is our scope of personal responsibility in self-defense, and in defending others.

Timeline of Truth: Abram Separates from Lot (Genesis 13:1-18)

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Abram and Lot have a lot of possessions. There people are having a hard time co-existing because of it. How does Abram, the leader, decide to handle this? What poor choices does Lot make?

Timeline of Truth: Abram Has Trouble in Egypt (Genesis 12:10-20)

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

Abram went to Egypt to escape the famine in Canaan – nothing wrong with that. However, Abram makes a choice to protect himself that gets him into trouble.

Timeline of Truth: God Chooses Abram (Genesis 12:1-9)

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

God picks one man out of all the people in the world, and tells him to pack up and leave to a place God would show him later. And God plans to change the world through this man!