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The Faith of Abraham

The Faith of Abraham

Genesis 17:1-8

I. Abraham’s faith was based on revelation

    A. God appeared to Abraham and spoke to him (Genesis 12:1-4,6-7; 15; 17; 18; 22; etc.)
    B. Our faith must be based on God’s revelation (2 Timothy 3:16-17; Romans 10:17; John 20:30-31)

II. Abraham’s faith resulted in obedience

    A. He knew there was something greater waiting for him (Hebrews 11:8-10: Acts 7:4-5; Matthew 8:11)
    B. Abraham would not withhold anything from the Almighty (Hebrews 11:17-19)
    C. Our faith is known through obedience (Romans 1:8; 16:19; James 2:20-24)
    D. Our faith should be sacrificial (2 Corinthians 9:6-7; 8:1-5,10-12)

III. Abraham’s faith continued to grow throughout his life

    A. Abraham was not perfect (Romans 3:23; Genesis 12:10-13; 20:1-2; 15:1-3; 17:15-19) but he grew (Hebrews 11:17-19)
    B. We must also grow… like the apostles (Matthew 8:26; Acts 4:13) and like the early church (2 Thessalonians 1:3)