Calvary Church
The Next Step on the Path of Faith
October 3, 2021
Main Scripture Reference(s)
Genesis 14:

The Next Step on the Path of Faith

October 3, 2021 / Genesis 14:

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

Notice: The King of Sodom (v.2)

Ber: Son of Evil (Easton’s)

Bera’s subjects live in bondage


Apparently Bera, the King of Sodom (v.10)

Now the valley of Siddim was full of tar pits; and the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, and they fell into them. But those who survived fled to the hill country. – Genesis 14:10 (NASU)

The Example of Faith and War (vv.14-16)

1. Abraham is living in but is prepared for

…he led out his trained men… (v.13)

2. The Father of Faith attacks using (v.15)

He divided his forces against them by night… (v.15)

3. Abraham will go to war to but not

He recovered all the goods and brought back his relative Lot and his possessions, together with the women and the other people (am). – Genesis 14:16 (NIV)

Am: a people (as a congregated unit); specifically, a tribe (Strong’s)

Abraham chooses between two kings (vv.17-25)

And he gave him a tithe of all. – Genesis 14:20 (NKJV)

(v.18) King of Salem: (Melek-shaleem)

Melek: King (BDB) Shaleem: Peace (BDB)

Melchizedek: Melek-Tsedeq (Tsedeq: Righteousness) (Strong’s)

Melchizedek is a and a to

This Melchizedek was king of Salem and priest of God Most High. He met Abraham returning from the defeat of the kings and blessed him, and Abraham gave him a tenth of everything. First, his name means “king of righteousness”; then also, “king of Salem” means “king of peace.” Without father or mother, without genealogy, without beginning of days or end of life, like the Son of God he remains a priest forever Just think how great he was: Even the patriarch Abraham gave him a tenth of the plunder! – Hebrews 7:1-3

Melchizedek is

Comes with (v.19)

He brings (bread & wine) (v.18)

Abraham responds by giving Jesus


This King of Sodom is The (vv.21-23)

Melek-Sodom: Cedom – burning (BD&B)

To scorch; burnt (Strong’s)

Doesn’t come with


Wants the

And the king of Sodom said to Abram, Give me the souls (nephesh), and take the property thyself.

– Genesis 14:21 (DNT)

Nephesh: a soul, self, life, a mind, a living being, a desire, an emotion, a passion (BD&B)

For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.  – Luke 12:34 (KJV)


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