Abraham's Greatest Find by Daniel Rodgers

Abraham's Greatest Find
Daniel Rodgers
Romans 4:1-5; Galatians 3:10-14

1. Notice again, verse one of our text in Romans: ''What shall we say then that Abraham our father, as pertaining to the flesh, HATH FOUND?''

ILLUSTRATION: Not too many years ago, an 85 year old widow in Wisconsin died, and her only living relative, a niece had the responsibility of going through her possessions and taking what she wanted and selling the rest. Most of it was junk, and so she decided to just have a garage sale and sell it for as cheap as she could just to have somebody haul it off.

Among the old ladies' possession was a box that had been in the attic for probably 50 years untouched. The niece believed it to be just a bunch of worthless old bubble gum cards. However, one visitor to the garage sale became the beneficiary of this ignorance. He purchased the box for $1. Within the box were hundreds of mint condition baseball cards from the 20's, 30's and 40's. Rookie cards of baseball legends Babe Ruth and many others.

The total collection which was purchased for $1 was later estimated to have a value of over $475,000!

(HOLWICK'S ILLUSTRATION COLLECTION Number: 4491 SOURCE: Internet Sermon: http://members.gnn.com/edb/index.htm TITLE: Offensive Rock DATE: 5/26/96)

2. What that man found was a treasure - a treasure worth $475.00 dollars. What Abraham found was worth more than gold or silver. In fact, what he found was worth more than all the world...what he found was priceless.

3. I want to spend the next few minutes discussing with ''Abraham's greatest find.''



1. Paul's letter is addressed to the saints at Rome - and of course, his message is to us, as well. In the very first verse he asks a rhetorical question (read vs. 1).

2. The ''what shall we say, then'' part has to do with his earlier discussion in the preceding chapte ...

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