Leaving his father's house, Abraham follows the Lord's call in faith and receives His salvation promises.
Scripture: Genesis 11:10-12:3
- This passage marks a new segment of redemptive history.
- The work of God in the lives of believers is always a work of redemption; He brings new blessings every morning.
- God’s work is not limited to ancient history; He speaks today to people who need life and redemption.
- God created the world out of nothing, and He created all things good.
- Sin and death came into the world through the free choice of one man, Adam.
- The holy God cannot tolerate sin, and He makes us holy that we might fellowship with Him.
- God is not only the Creator, but He is also the Destroyer who judges sin and cleanses the earth.
- The global scope of the gospel is evident in the early chapters of Genesis (Gen. 3:15 cf. Gen. 12:3).
- The genealogies connect the promise of salvation by faith through biblical history from Adam to Christ.
- Today, those motivated by fear are killing and building fortresses and buying insurance to protect against loss.
- We are secure in the knowledge of God’s faithful care.
- Abraham breaks from his father’s house, and follows the Lord’s call to receive God’s salvation promises.
- The call of God upon Abraham is to step out in faith, to depart from his home and to live in the communion and blessing of God.
- Abraham was called the friend of God for his faith (James 2:23).
- We too can be friends of God through faith in Christ (Gal. 3:7-9).
- Like Abraham we live in a world that is going after idols and transgression.
- In the midst of unique circumstances, God is working with each of us individually.
- We’re called to follow faithfully wherever God leads.
- What are the major themes in Genesis that illumine the rest of Scripture?
- How are the biblical genealogies important to redemptive history?
- Where do we find evidence of the global scope of the gospel in Genesis 1-11?
- What is the key to becoming a friend of God?
- Are we ready to follow wherever God leads?