Calvary Church
Growing in Faith
September 19, 2021
Main Scripture Reference(s)
Genesis 12:

Growing in Faith

September 19, 2021 / Genesis 12:

For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, – Romans 15:4 (NASB)

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

Chapter 11:28 Ur: The Center of Moon Worship (BD&B)

Chapter 12 (vv.1-3)

Now the LORD had said to Abram: – Genesis 12:1 (NKJV)

(Stephan) And he said, “Hear me, brethren and fathers! The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham when he was in Mesopotamia, before he lived in Haran – Acts 7:2 (NASB95)

Abraham God’s voice saying

Sadly, Abraham followed the

Terah: Delay (BD&B) Wanderer (EBD)

Following Terah () left him in the place of being Haran ()

Haran: Charan – parched; burn, dry (Strong’s)

God doesn’t speak again till the relationship (11:32)

Bible Scholars: Abraham burns up about

Therefore the LORD will wait, that He may be gracious to you; And therefore He will be exalted, that He may have mercy on you. – Isaiah 30:18 (NKJV)

Not hearing? Ask: What’s the God said?

This promise is (vv.1-3)

All Abraham has to do is and what God says

A Growing Heart of Worship (vv.7-9)

We tend to build our and pitch our

In the Promised Land but between Bethel and Ai (v.8)

…pitched his tent, with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east; – Genesis 12:8 (NASB)

Between – Bethel: House of God and Ai: Ruin (Easton’s) Heap (Hitchcock’s)

Abraham is but he’s still making decisions based upon over what God (v.10)

Egypt always represents

Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help; …But they do not look to the Holy One of Israel, nor seek the LORD!

– Isaiah 31:1 (NASB)

Sometimes it takes more to in the Promised Land than it does to to the Promised Land (vv.9-10)

Lessons God wants to teach Abraham and us:

God isn’t by the famine!

Famines can’t block

Famines teach us where God God

Abraham’s decision reveals that like many, he believes  God but doesn’t

actually God (v.10)

(God) I will bless you (v.2)

We see something in Abraham’s life: (vv.11-13)

compromises lead to compromises

Abraham’s compromise makes him look bad before (vv.18-20)

Chapter 13:1-4

Goes to Egypt as a but comes back

Good News: God never on Abram or


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