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Legacy of Faith (6 of 10)
Series: Hebrews 11
A legacy is anything that is handed down to you by your ancestor. It could be a prized possession such as a watch or piece of furniture or it could be a good reputation in the community.
Billy Graham said, ''The greatest legacy one can pass on to one's children and grandchildren is not money or other material things accumulated in life, but rather a legacy of character and faith.''
The greatest legacy which a godly parent can pass on to their children is their personal faith in the promises of God and that Jesus Christ has forgiven them of their sins.
II Timothy 1:5 I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, dwells in you as well.
Timothy had a faith in God that had been passed on down from his grandmother to his mother and then to him as well. The same was true of Abraham to Isaac and then to Jacob as they passed down their faith so it would continue to the next generation.
Psalm 71:18 Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, O God, until I declare your power to the next generation. Charles Spurgeon wrote, ''He longed to make them acquainted with the power of God to support his people, that they also might be led to walk by faith.''
ISAAC - Passed on the promises to his children :20
Past influence Abraham's sincere faith in God greatly influenced his son Isaac. Instead of being traumatized as a result of being offered as a sacrifice he saw his father's faith and came to trust in the same promises of God that his father did.
Isaac did not do anything that was significant to make him a great. He faithfully lived in the Promised Land throughout his whole life. Partial Father Isaac choose to love one of his sons more than the other because they shared the same interest - a love for eating wild game.
Genesis 25:28-29 When the boys grew up, Esau was a sk ...
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