Inside Story: The Gun Would Not Fire (Part 2)
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THE PHILIPPINES – Max de los Reyes Lem was a soldier, and his assignments often took him away from home. When he was home he spent much time and money drinking with his friends. One day Lem’s buddies began teasing him about his wife’s interest in religion. What’s the matter, Lem? one man challenged.Couldn’t you … [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 …]

02: Abraham: The First Missionary – Lesson Plan
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Key Thought : As we trace Abraham’s footsteps, we catch glimpses of the mission minded nature of God. [Lesson plan for Abraham: the First Missionary July 6, 2015] 1. Have a volunteer read Genesis 14:12-16. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is. b. What … [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 …]