Genesis, Part 7 by: Pastor John Leach
A reason we still have the Old Testament is the power of testimony.
Hebrews 12:1 NKJV
Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,
1. The man of Faith. (see also: Galatians 3:6-7)
Genesis 12:1-4 NKJV
Now the Lord had said to Abram: “Get out of your country, From your family And from your father’s house, To a land that I will show you. I will make you a great nation; I will bless you And make your name great; And you shall be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” So Abram departed as the Lord had spoken to him, and Lot went with him. And Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed from Haran.
2. The man makes a mistake. (see Genesis 16:1-2 (NKJV))
• The child’s name is Ishmael. • Never help God be God. • You’ll live with the result of your Ishmael. (Your family, too.)
3. The record of remembrance. (see Genesis 18:11-15 (NKJV))
Important: The first way is how it actually happened. Important: The second way is how it actually happened. Hebrews 11:11-12