And today we're going to introduce you to that brightest star in the Hebrew heaven, Abraham. Abraham, the man that was called the friend of God. Abraham, the man is that is honored by Jews and Christians and Muslims alike. One of the greatest men that ever lived was Abraham And Abraham's Claim to fame was his faith. He's called in Hebrews chapter four, verse eleven, the father of all them that believe. And the bible tells us in uh, in Romans chapter four, verse eleven that is. And the bible tells us in Hebrews chapter eleven and verse eight that he is one of the heroes of the faith for all times. And it was faith that caused Abraham to do all of the wonderful, mighty things that he did. So, as we study this life of Abraham, we're going to be studying the life of faith and we're going to be studying Abraham for quite a while, now, so, we want to learn a lot of things about him. And may I say that as I'm talking and reading the scripture, you're going to see that I'm going to be reading the word Abram rather than Abraham, because his name was later changed to Abraham. And so if I say Abraham part of the time and Abram the other part of the time, you know I'm speaking of the same person. All right.
Let's begin to read now, in Genesis chapter twelve verse one. "Now the Lord had said unto Abram, get thee out of thy country and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house unto a land that I will show thee. And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and I will make thy name great, and I will bless them then bless thee and curse him that curseth thee and in thee shall all the families of the earth be blessed. So Abraham departed as the Lord had spoken unto him." Now let me just pause right here and tell you dear friend, that we're going to thinking about three things today. First of all we're going to be talking about Abraham's response to faith and then we're going to be talk, or his response of faith, and then we're going to be talking about Abraham's relapse of faith, when his faith falters. And then we're going to be talking about Abraham's return of faith, when he got his faith back and got back on the track for the Lord Jesus Christ. Now, you need to pay attention because you're going to find out as a Christian that sometimes your faith will falter/and I hope you'll learn a great lesson today. 'I want to tell you, I've really preached~- to my own heart as I've already preached this message one time today so pay attention, there's a real blessing here for us today if we'll listen, if we'll learn so pay attention. Remember what we've said before, God will not only hold you uh, accountable for what you hear, he will hold you accountable for what you would have heard if you had listened, so pay attention. And find out what God has to say to you today about faith because faith is so vitally important. The bible says according to your faith, be it unto you. Not according to your fam ...
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