Sunday: He Had It All . . . But
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Worried King

Now Naaman was commander of the army of the king of Aram. He was a great man in the sight of his master and highly regarded, because through him the LORD had given victory to Aram. He was a valiant soldier, but he had leprosy (2 Kings 5:1 NIV). This verse contains no fewer than … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Study
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Lot and His Daughters

God called Abraham, and prospered and honored him; and the patriarch’s fidelity was a light to the people in all the countries of his sojourn. Abraham did not shut himself away from the people around him. He maintained friendly relations with the kings of the surrounding nations, by some of whom he was treated with … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: Abraham – A Missionary in His Own House
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Hosea Reads to His Three Children

Abraham will surely become a great and powerful nation, and all nations on earth will be blessed through him. For I have chosen him, so that he will direct his children and his household after him to keep the way of the LORD, by doing what is right and just, so that the LORD will … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: Abraham the Wanderer
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A study of Abraham’s life reveals that his faith included difficult struggles against doubt and disbelief in God’s power. Abraham’s ancestors were idolaters (Josh. 24:2), and perhaps this background explains why he did not always have full confidence in God’s power. Twice he showed cowardice and told Sarah to tell only a half-truth (Gen. 12:11-13; … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: Exemplar of Faith
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Sacrifice of Isaac

Though hardly perfect, Abraham was a man of God, and time and again in the Bible, even in the New Testament, he is used as an example of faithfulness and of what it means to be saved by faith (see Gen. 15:6, Gal. 3:6). Read Hebrews 11:8-19. What does it tell us about Abraham and … [Click to read more …]

Monday: Abraham’s Testimony to the Kings
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Lot was a relative of Abraham and accompanied him on some of his travels. His choice of the well-watered Jordan valley brought him into the company of the wicked men in Sodom (Gen. 13:1-13). He was then rescued first by Abraham (Gen. 14:11-16, and later by two angels (Gen. 19). When Abraham heard that his … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Abraham: The First Missionary
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Read for This Week’s Study: Gen. 12:1-3; Gen. 14:8-24; Heb. 11:8-19; Gal. 3:6; Gen. 12:6-7; Gen. 18:18-19. Memory Text: So also Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness. Understand, then, that those who have faith are children of Abraham. Scripture foresaw that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, and announced … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Study – Missionary Nature of God
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Rooster and Fountain Pen

We have dealt with some aspects of the missionary nature of God. Mission is an enterprise of the triune God. Mission is predominantly related to Jesus Christ, whose Incarnation is central to Christian faith and mission. By His life and death, Jesus has paved the way for the salvation of all the human race. We … [Click to read more …]