Abraham: Father of Faith
June 16th, 2019

Hebrews 11:8-12

Introduction

Most people don’t think of Abraham as a ______ father.

Abraham’s Father

Terah, the father of Abraham and the father of Nahor served other ______. (Joshua 24:2)

The call of Abraham is inexorably linked with this idea of ______________.

Fatherhood starts with God

God was a _________ first before he was a creator of things.

God was the one that did the calling here. Abraham just _________.

By Faith, Abraham Obeyed

God calls us to ____________ ___________.

Abraham’s Fatherhood was centered on God

God is our God, not our _________ or ____________.

Abraham had a long-term plan for the future of his family

The best gift that you can give your family is to ___________ living for God and __________ them about God.

Faith is an example to our family

Sarah’s faith in the ________ of God, His character in being to keep His promises gave her the ability to conceive.

Father Abraham Had Many Sons…

Isaac

Through the father-son relationship between Abraham and Isaac, the Bible first uses the word ________ .

In this relationship that we most clearly see a picture of ____________ in the life of Abraham.

Nation of Israel

God made Israel a people through His ___________ and ___________ with Abraham and his descendants

All of Us

Because we’re ____________ descendants of Abraham, we can look at the Old Testament as well as New Testament in a very ____________ way.

Most importantly: Messiah

In ___________, God fulfilled His promise to Abraham over and above anything that Abraham could have imagined.

Do you think right now, that Abraham’s more proud of being the Father of __________, or the Father of ___________?!

Greatest Struggle; Greatest Blessing

It was through fatherhood that Abraham’s greatest __________ came and his greatest ______________ were realized.