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Introduction The background to the call of Abraham is found in the first book of the bible. This is Genesis which is a Greek word meaning “Beginning”. The relationship between Adam and God was good but after Adam disobeyed GOD, their relationship changed because of sin by Eve and Adam. After sometime, God repaired this relationship by calling Abraham and offering salvation.   Background -Abraham lived with his father Terah at a place called Ur. Abraham’s father lived among people who worshiped many gods. One of the god’s whom people of Ur worshiped was the moon. This worship of many gods is referred to as polytheism. – The family of Terah moved from Ur to Haran. While at Haran, God called Abraham at 75 years old. He was told to…. “Leave your country, your relatives and your father’s home and go to a land that I am going to show… Read More »FAITH AND GOD PROMISES TO ABRAHAM



THE TESTING OF ABRAHAM’S FAITH (GEN. 22: 1 – 18)   God tested Abraham’s faith by asking him to go and sacrifice his only son Isaac. This was the son he loved so much. He was to travel to Mount Moniah. On reaching Mt. Moriah, he built an altar, and arranged wood on it. He tied up his son Isaac and placed him on the altar on top of the wood. He lifted a knife to kill him. “But the Angel of the Lord called out to him from heaven. Abraham! Abraham! Do not lay a hand on the boy…Do not do anything to him. Now I know you that you fear God, because you have not withheld from me your son, your only son” (v 11-12). Abraham had obedient reverence for God became he did not keep back his only son from God. God provided a ram for sacrifice. He… Read More »THE TESTING OF ABRAHAM FAITH



(1) A Christian today is acceptable to God through his faith in God through Jesus Christ. (2) Without faith it is impossible to please God. (3) A Christian can only serve God if he has faith in him. (4) Faith enables a Christian to serve God. (5) Faith enables a Christian to accomplish what appears to be impossible. (6) Through faith, Christians are able to trust God to fulfill his promises to them.   (7) Faith is the foundation of the Christians salvation. (8) Faith in God gives a Christian the power to overcome all temptations. (9) Christians should expect to have their faith tested just like Abraham was. (10) Faith enables Christians to patiently wait on God’s promises. (11) Christians through faith in God help the poor, make right decisions and are able to understand and know God better. See also Worshiping God in the Wildernes African Moral Values… Read More »IMPORTANCE OF FAITH IN CHRISTIAN LIFE TODAY

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