The Whole Story: People – Abraham - Genesis 12, 15, 17
“Leave your country, your people and your father’s household and go to the land I will show you.” – Genesis 12:1
This is the command that we see God give to Abram in the beginning of Genesis 12. How would we respond if God told us to do the same? How comfortable would we be leaving the comfort of our own homes and our own country and moving somewhere that we know nothing of?
This weekend we will see how Abram (Abraham) responds to this call from God. We also see that after God told him to leave, He then made a promise to him. He says in verse 2 and 3:
“I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all the people on earth will be blessed through you.”
As we dive in, we will see that not only was this important in Abraham’s time, but it is important for us. The covenant that God made with Abraham carries through to us and on. We are indeed a part of the story and this is the beginning of God’s promises to us.
As we come together to worship through song, we will begin my singing of God’s faithfulness through the song, “Faithful Over Us” by Casey Darnell. Many times in the psalms, we see this phrase, “The Lord is good and His steadfast love endures forever.” We proclaim this truth together. As we sit on this side of the cross, we see the first fulfillment of God’s covenant through Jesus Christ. This is indeed evidence to God’s faithfulness to us.
It is through this that we are redeemed and brought into His family. We experience His faithfulness play out through His grace over us. The fact that His grace covers us in spite of our brokenness, alleviating the wrath that is fully intended for us, is truly amazing. “This Is Amazing Grace” by Phil Wickham is our testament to that, so that we may lift Him up because of who He is and what He is done, not ourselves for what we have become in Him.
We continue singing of His faithfulness through the song, “Forever Faithful” by Matt Stephens. We declare that we will trust in Him, because He is faithful and because He alone is God. Therefore, we praise Him, giving Him all glory, honor, and praise together.
After the message, in response to what He has done, and the call He has placed on our lives, may we surrender all that we are to Him. Let us sing, “My Heart Is Yours” by Kristian Stanfill as our covenant response back to Him, sacrificing ourselves for His glory. All to Jesus, let’s surrender.
- Faithful Over Us – YouTube | Amazon | iTunes | Spotify
- This Is Amazing Grace – YouTube | Amazon | iTunes | Spotify
- Forever Faithful – Original song by Matt Stephens
- My Heart Is Yours – YouTube |Amazon | iTunes | Spotify
- If God Be For Me (Connections Campus) – YouTube | Amazon | iTunes | Spotify
- I Surrender All / We Say Yes (Connections Campus) – YouTube | Amazon | iTunes | Spotify