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Abraham the friend of God

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The friend of God



Prayer of Adoration and Confession

Doxology Hymn 331:               “Majesty”

Call to worship

Bible Verse

I lift up my eyes to you, to You whose throne is in heaven. As the eyes of slaves look to the hand of their master, as the eyes of a maid look to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the Lord our God, till He shows us his mercy. (Psalm 123:1-2)

The Lord’s Prayer

Grace to you from God our Father, and Jesus Christ our Lord, and the Holy Spirit.

Hymn No 317:                            “O praise now the Lord”

Scripture Reading                     Genesis 12:1-12   

Hymn No 384:                            “How hopeless was our former state”

Offering and Dedication

Honour the Lord with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine. (Proverbs 3:9-10)

Prayer for others

Scripture Reading                     Genesis 12:13-20                

Hymn 562:                                    “Master speak”



8 Abraham, the friend of God

•       8 Man of faith and obedience

•       8 Lived by the promise of God

•       8 Nothing of his own doing

•       8 No room for own plans

•       8 Road marked by worship of God

8 Abraham and the land of Promise

•       8 The choice between Abram and Lot

•       8 “This is your land”

•       8 Many nations lived there

•       8 Nations are wicked and militant

•       8 Abram small in number

Abraham the warrior

•       How?

•       God in control!

•       Abram faithful and caring

•       Victory belongs to God

•       The big picture!

•       Abram a shadow of Christ

The Church – descendants of Abraham

•       Believers are descendants of Abraham

•       “This is my world”

•       Go, tell!!

•       Not by power or might – by My Spirit

•       Armour of God


Hymn No 367:                            “For my sake and the Gospels GO!”


The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace. (Numbers 6:24-26)

Threefold “Amen”

Hymn 636

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