Calvary Church
Faith and a Sore Subject
November 7, 2021
Main Scripture Reference(s)
Genesis 17:

Faith and a Sore Subject

November 7, 2021 / Genesis 17:

Abraham is the father of all who believe – Romans 4:16 (NLT)

(God) I create the fruit of the lips; Peace, peace to him that is far off, and to him that is near, saith the Lord; and I will heal him. – Isaiah 57:19 (KJV)

(Jesus), “If you had faith like a mustard seed, you would say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and be planted in the sea’; and it would obey you. – Luke 17:6-7 (NASB95)

…faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word (rhema) of God (Christos) – Romans 10:17 (NKJV)

Abram: High Father (Strong’s)

(God) I will make you a great nation…Abram was seventy-five – Genesis 12:2-4 (NASU)

But Abram said, “Lord God, what will You give me, seeing I go childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?” Then Abram said, “Look, You have given me no offspring; indeed one born in my house is my heir!”

– Genesis 15:2-3 (NKJV)

Genesis 17:1 Abram is (Ch. 17:1-5)

Abram had the promise for with no manifestation

(God) “I have made you…” God (v.5)

God changed his name so he would

Abram: Exalted Father (Easton’s)

Abraham: Father of a great multitude (Easton’s)

When Abraham began speaking the promise the began to manifest in


Abraham was a hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him. – Genesis 21:5 (NASB)

Let us hold fast the confession (homo-logian) of our hope (faith – KJV) without wavering, for He who promised is faithful – Hebrews 10:23 (NASU)

This Covenant:

This is an “ Covenant with the

people (v.7)

The Covenant of the of Israel is everlasting (v.8)

Circumcision isn’t the Covenant it’s just (v.11)

The Covenant is all that (vv.6-8)

Why Choose Circumcision?

A constant reminder that they

In him you were also circumcised, in the putting off of the sinful nature, not with a circumcision done by the hands of men but with the circumcision done by Christ, – Colossians 2:11-12 (NIV)

Suggests that God put His in them here

God changes their names by adding a Heh (ה) in their names

Heh: ה – behold, revealed, breeze, wind, spirit (Missler)

Sarai: סרי Sarah: סרה Sarah: Princess (EBD)

Abram: אברמ Abraham: אברהמ

Abraham fell facedown; he laughed (tsachaq) (v.17)

…you will call him Isaac (Yitschaq) (v.19)

Isaac: Yitschaq – laughter (Strong’s)


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