Stargazer

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Stargazer

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November 12
  [1] The Blessing
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November 19
  [2] The Response

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November  26
  [3] The Sacrifice

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December 3
  [4] The Prototype

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December 10
  [5] The Father

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Series Intro:

Then God took him outside and said, “Look at the sky. Count the stars. Can you do it? Count your descendants! You’re going to have a big family, Abram!”
And he believed! Believed God!
God declared him “Set-Right-with-God.”
[Genesis 15:5-6, The Message]

Why is Abraham called “the father of faith”?  It’s simple really — Abraham was the first to take the radical plunge into God’s promise of a future, and simply because God asked him to.  What he couldn’t see, he heard and believed.  Abraham considered God trustworthy.

When God called Abraham to move, to begin a journey into unknown territory, to a land yet unseen, something new was being initiated, something we now call faith.  Think of it: when God called Abraham to get up and go to the land he would later be shown, Abraham “went, not knowing where he was going”.  He acted in trust.

Maybe we can learn from this.

Series text: Romans 4:1-25; the full story of Abraham is found in Genesis 11:27-25:11.