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Great faith - Part 2: Abraham

Hebrews 11 is a chapter listing some of the great heroes of faith. This section looks at Abraham.
Contributed by René Pfitzner
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Abraham had faith and obeyed God. – Slide 1
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He was told to go to the land that God had said would be his. – Slide 2
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And he left for a country he had never seen. – Slide 3
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Because Abraham had faith, he lived as a stranger in the Promised Land. – Slide 4
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He lived there in a tent… – Slide 5
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… and so did Isaac and Jacob, who were later given the same promise. – Slide 6
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Abraham did this because … – Slide 7
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… he was waiting for the eternal city that God had planned and built. – Slide 8
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Even when Sarah was too old to have children, she had faith … – Slide 9
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… that God would do what He had promised … and she had a son. – Slide 10
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Her husband Abraham was almost dead but he became the ancestor of many people. – Slide 11
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In fact, there are as many of them as there are stars in the sky … – Slide 12
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… or grains of sand along the beach. – Slide 13
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Every one of these people died, but they still had faith even through they had not received what they had been promised. – Slide 14
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They were glad just to see these things from far away and they agreed they were only strangers and foreigners on this earth. – Slide 15
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When people talk this way it is clear they are looking for a place to call their own. – Slide 16
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If they have been talking about the land where they had once lived they could have gone back at any time but they were looking forward to a better home in heaven. – Slide 17
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That’s why God was not ashamed for them to call Him their God. He even built a city for them. – Slide 18
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Abraham has been promised … – Slide 19
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… that Isaac, his only son, would continue his family. – Slide 20
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But when Abraham was tested he had faith… – Slide 21
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… and was willing to sacrifice Isaac, because he was sure God could raise people to life. – Slide 22
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This was just like getting Isaac back from death. – Slide 23
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An animated video of this account is available for viewing or free download at http://www.max7.org – Slide 24