Abraham - The Hero of Faith (1 of 5) by Jeff Strite

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Abraham - The Hero of Faith (1 of 5)
Series: Heroes
Jeff Strite
Genesis 22:1-14

OPEN: Three military recruiters were on hand to address a gathering of high school seniors. The recruiters represented different branches of the military: Army, Navy, and Marines and each of was given fifteen minutes to speak.
The Army and Navy recruiters got a little carried away with their presentations, so when it came time for the Marine to speak, he had just two minutes.
He walked up and stood utterly silent for a full sixty seconds, half of his time, staring out at the students. Then he said this:
"I doubt whether there are two or three of you in this room who could even cut it in the Marine Corps. But I want to see those two or three immediately in the dining hall when we are dismissed."
He turned smartly around and sat down.
When the students were dismissed, they literally mobbed the Marine requesting applications.

APPLY: The recruiting motto of the US Marine Corp's is: "We're looking for a few good men"

And the Bible tells us that God is looking for a few good men… and a few good women.
2 Chronicles 16:9 says "For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him..." (NKJV)

God is looking for a few good people.
He's looking for people he can depend upon.

By the days of Abraham the Bible tells us there were only a few individuals that had impressed God. There may have been more, but only two stand out.
One was Enoch, who the Bible says "walked with God; then he was no more, because God took him away." (Genesis 5:24). Enoch walked with God. This wasn't just a casual walk in the park, but rather an intimate continual relationship with God that ultimately led to his being one of only two people mentioned in Scripture who never died (Elijah was the other one), but instead went immediately into God's presence.

And of course there was Noah. The Bible tells us N ...

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