by Ken Trivette

Ken D. Trivette
Genesis 18:1-8

1. When Dwight Eisenhower was president, on one occasion he vacationed
in Denver, Colorado. There was in Denver a six-year old boy who had
incurable cancer. The boy had expressed the wish that he might see the
President. President Eisenhower heard the little boy's wish and on a
Sunday morning he visited him. The Presidential limousine pulled up in
front of the house. He walked up to the front door and knocked. The father,
in blue jeans and an old shirt with a day's growth of beard, opened the
door. When he saw the president he was speechless. The president took the
six-year old boy out to see the limousine and talked with him for a while.
Then he shook his hand and left. Afterward, when the father would recount
the story, he would say, "And just to think, there I stood with my blue jeans,
my old shirt, and a day's growth of beard. What a way to meet the

2. Can you imagine the president coming to your house? But imagine this.
Imagine one day you are sitting on your front porch and a car pulled up in
your driveway. Three men get out, and immediately you realize that one of
them is the Lord, and the other two are angels. How would you act? What
would you do? What would you say?

3. If you can imagine such a thing happening then you begin to understand
the scene before us in Genesis 18. Notice Genesis 18:1-2, "And the LORD
appeared unto him in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in
the heat of the day; [2] And he lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three
men stood by him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the
tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground."

4. Abraham had a visit from God. God came to his house and spent the
afternoon with him. Three times the Bible speaks of Abraham as being a
friend of God, and here is a good indication of how good a friend he was
with God.

5. What if God, the Lord Jesus ...

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