20. Abraham, Justified by Faith and Works

There is a grand unity to the Bible. The story of Abraham itself can seem confusing because there are so many moving parts to it. But the story of Abraham fits together as a unified whole around the theme of covenant. Below is the outline that I will use to discuss the Abrahamic covenant so […]

19. Abraham and the Sacrifice of Isaac

There is a grand unity to the Bible. The story of Abraham itself can seem confusing because there are so many moving parts to it. But the story of Abraham fits together as a unified whole around the theme of covenant. Below is the outline that I will use to discuss the Abrahamic covenant so […]

18. Abraham and the Covenant

There is a grand unity to the Bible. The story of Abraham itself can seem confusing because there are so many moving parts to it. But the story of Abraham fits together as a unified whole around the theme of covenant. Below is the outline that I will use to discuss the Abrahamic covenant so […]

17. Abraham, Blessing of All Nations

  After the blessing by Melchizedek, God appeared to Abraham in a vision and said:  “Do not be afraid, Abram, I am your shield, your reward shall be very great.” 

16. Abraham and Melchizedek

In the last post, I discussed how the flocks of Abraham and Lot grew so large that they had to separate. Abraham gave Lot first choice on where he wanted to settle. He chose to be close to the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. Eventually we find him living in the city of Sodom. Abraham […]

15. Abraham, Worshipper of God

As mentioned in a previous blog, after Abraham’s father Terah died in Haran, God renewed His call to Abraham to go to the land of Canaan. At that point, the text in Genesis 12:5 says: “He took his wife Sarai, his nephew Lot, all the possessions they had accumulated and the people they had acquired […]

14. Abraham and the Covenant

“Now the LORD said to Abram, ‘Go from your country and your relatives and your father’s household to the land that I will show you. And I will make you a great nation and I will bless you and make your name great so that you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you […]

13. Abraham, Called by God

Abraham left Ur at about the same time that wandering tribes were entering what would eventually become Greece. For reference, this was about 1200 years before Homer wrote the Iliad and the Odyssey.1 

12. Abraham the Idolater

Ancient Apostacy Was Abraham an idol worshipper before he met God? The evidence seems to say yes.

11. Abraham, the Father of Faith

As Socrates is considered the father of philosophy in the West, so the patriarch Abraham is considered the father of faith for really the entire world. The three major monotheistic religions – Christianity, Judaism, and Islam – all claim Abraham as their forefather.1 

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