by Jerry Vines

GENESIS 12:1-8
FEBRUARY 12, 1984
Jerry Vines

I want you to turn to the 12th chapter of the book of Genesis tonight, and
we'll begin reading with verse one. We come to a new section in the book
of Genesis: this is the second half of Genesis. The first 11 chapters give
us the history of the beginning of the human race. Chapters 12 through 50
give us the beginning of the history of the Hebrew race. The first
chapters of Genesis are organized around four main events. There is the
creation, the fall, the flood, and the tower of Babel. The last half of
the book of Genesis, or the last section, is arranged around four main
personalities: Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph. So we begin tonight with
the first of these series of studies of great men of faith in the book of
Genesis. So let's begin reading now with verse 1.
"Now the Lord had said unto Abram," (that's Abraham) "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 make they name great; and thou shalt be a blessing."
"And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curse-
th thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed."
"So Abram departed. as the Lord had spoken unto him; and Lot
went with him: and Abrham was seventy and five years old when
he departed out of Haran."
"And Abram took Sarai, his wife, and Lot, his brother's son, and
all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls that
they had gotten in Haran, and they went forth to go into the land
of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan they came."
"And Abram passed through the land unto the place of Shechem,
unto the plain of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the land."
"And the Lord appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto they seed will
I give this land: and there builded he an alter unto the Lord, who
appeared unto him."
"And he removed from ther ...

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