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Abraham is called

Genesis 12:1-7, 15:1-6
God calls Abraham to go and live in Canaan.
Contributed by René Pfitzner
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Abraham was from city called Ur and staying at a place called Haran. – Slide 1
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The Lord said to Abraham, ‘Leave your country and go to the land I will show you. I will bless you and make your descendants into a great nation.’ – Slide 2
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'You will become famous and a blessing to others.’ – Slide 3
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‘I will bless anyone who blesses you, but I will put a curse on anyone who curses you.’ – Slide 4
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‘Everyone on earth will be blessed because of you.’ – Slide 5
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Abraham was 75 years old when God told him to leave the city of Haran. – Slide 6
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He obeyed and left with his wife Sarai, … – Slide 7
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… his nephew Lot his servants and all the possessions he had gathered in Haran. – Slide 8
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When they came to the land of Canaan Abraham went as far as the sacred tree of Moreh, in a place called Shechem. – Slide 9
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The Canaanites were still living in the land at the time. – Slide 10
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But the Lord appeared to Abraham and promised, ‘I will give this land to your family forever.’ – Slide 11
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Abraham then built an altar to God there. – Slide 12
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Later, the Lord spoke to Abraham in a vision. – Slide 13
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‘Abraham, don’t be afraid, I will protect you and reward you greatly.’ – Slide 14
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But Abraham answered, ‘Lord, All Powerful, you have given me everything I could ask for – except children.' – Slide 15
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‘And when I die, Eliezer of Damascus will get all I own.’ – Slide 16
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'You have not given me children and this servant of mine will inherit everything.’ – Slide 17
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The Lord replied, ‘No he won’t. You will have a son of your own and everything you have will be his.’ – Slide 18
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Then the Lord took Abraham outside and said, ‘Look at the sky and see if you can count the stars. That’s how many descendants you will have.’ – Slide 19
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Abraham believed the Lord and the Lord was pleased with him. – Slide 20
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