God’s Hall of Faith Series 5

Sarah and Abraham

16 August, 2020

‘By faith even Sarah herself received ability to conceive, even beyond the proper time of life, since she considered Him faithful who had promised. Therefore even from one man, and one who was as good as dead at that, there were born descendants who were just as the stars of heaven in number, and as the innumerable grains of sand along the seashore. All these died in faith, without receiving the promises, but having seen and welcomed them from a distance, and having confessed that they were strangers and exiles on the earth. For those who say such things make it clear that they are seeking a country of their own. And indeed if they had been thinking of that country which they left, they would have had opportunity to return. But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God; for He has prepared a city for them. By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and the one who had received the promises was offering up his only son; it was he to whom it was said, “Through Isaac your descendants shall be named .” He considered that God is able to raise people even from the dead, from which he also received him back as a type. ‘ Hebrews 11:11-19

https://my.bible.com/bible/2692/HEB.11.11-19

‘After these things the word of the L ord came to Abram in a vision, saying, “Do not fear, Abram, I am a shield to you; Your reward shall be very great.” But Abram said, “Lord G od , what will You give me, since I am childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?” Abram also said, “ Since You have given me no son, one who has been born in my house is my heir.” Then behold, the word of the L ord came to him, saying, “This man will not be your heir; but one who will come from your own body shall be your heir.” And He took him outside and said, “Now look toward the heavens and count the stars, if you are able to count them.” And He said to him, “So shall your descendants be.” Then he believed in the L ord ; and He credited it to him as righteousness. ‘ Genesis 15:1-6

https://my.bible.com/bible/2692/GEN.15.1-6