Category Archives: Abraham

what the law was not

Galatians 3:14-18 (JDV) Galatians 3:14 The purpose was that the endorsement Abraham received would come to the Gentiles by Christ Jesus, so that we could receive the promised Spirit by faith. Galatians 3:15 Brothers, I’m speaking human language. No one … Continue reading

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gospel lessons in the temple

John 8:48-59 48 The Jews answered and said to him, “Aren’t we saying it right that you’re a Samaritan and have a demon?” 49 Jesus answered”I do not have a demon, but I am honoring my Father and you are … Continue reading

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why I love my grandchildren

John 8:37-42 37 I know you are a seed from Abraham, but you are seeking opportunities to kill me because my message has no place in you. 38 I am speaking about what I have seen in the presence of … Continue reading

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if they could see us now

Isaiah 63:15-19 15 Look down from the sky and see, from your lofty and glorious residence. Where are your passion and your mighty deeds? The roaring of your inner being and your loving sensations? They are withdrawn from me. 16 … Continue reading

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resurrection faith

Romans 4:18-25 18 Against hope Abraham believed in hope with the result that he became the father of a crowd of nations according to the pronouncement, “so will your descendants be.” 19 Without being weak in faith, he considered his … Continue reading

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father of us all

Romans 4:12-17 12 And he is also the father of the circumcised, who are not only circumcised, but who also walk in the footsteps of the faith that our father Abraham possessed while he was still uncircumcised. 13 Because the … Continue reading

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the sign as a seal

Romans 4:6-11 6 This is how even David himself speaks regarding the blessedness of the man to whom God credits righteousness regardless of works: 7 “Blessed are those whose lawless works are forgiven, and whose sins are covered; 8 blessed … Continue reading

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demythologizing Abraham

Romans 4:1-5 1 What then should we say that Abraham, our forefather according to the flesh, concluded regarding this matter? 2 Because if Abraham was declared righteous by the works of the law, he has something to brag about–but not … Continue reading

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invitation to holiness and outreach

Exodus 19:1-8 19:1 On the third new moon after the sons of Israel had gone out of the land of Egypt, on that day they came into the wilderness of Sinai. 2 They set out from Rephidim and came into … Continue reading

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Awaiting destiny

Genesis 25:7-20 7 These are the days of the living years of Abraham, 175 years. 8 Abraham stopped breathing and died with a good gray head, an old man and full of years, and was gathered to his ancestors. 9 … Continue reading

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