‘Stories of Old – Part 1’ – 7.2.2023

Week 1

Abraham and Sarah

1The Lord had said to Abram, Leave your native country, your relatives, and your fathers family, and go to the land that I will show you. 2 I will make you into a great nation. I will bless you and make you famous, and you will be a blessing to others. 3 I will bless those who bless you and curse those who treat you with contempt. All the families on earth will be blessed through you.” Genesis 12:1-3 NLT

1 Some time later, the Lord spoke to Abram in a vision and said to him, Do not be afraid, Abram, for I will protect you, and your reward will be great.” 2 But Abram replied, O Sovereign Lord, what good are all your blessings when I dont even have a son?”… Genesis 15:1-2a NLT

Just because you don’t see anything, doesn’t mean God isn’t doing something.

If God met all of our expectations, he’d never have a chance to exceed them.

5 Then the Lord took Abram outside and said to him, Look up into the sky and count the stars if you can. Thats how many descendants you will have!” 6 And Abram believed the Lord, and the Lord counted him as righteous because of his faith. Genesis 15:5-6 NLT

29a If you belong to Christ, then you are Abrahams seed… Galatians 3:29a NIV

I just don’t have a lot of faith left. I’ve been through a lot. How much faith do I need?

20 “You don’t have enough faith,” Jesus told them. “I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’, and it would move. Nothing would be impossible.”  Matthew 17:20 NLT

1 The Lord kept his word and did for Sarah exactly what he had promised. 2 She became pregnant, and she gave birth to a son for Abraham in his old age. This happened at just the time God had said it would. Genesis 21:1-2 NLT

1 This is the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah, the son of David, the son of Abraham: Matthew 1:1 NIV

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