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The Story, part 2: God Builds a Nation


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09/18/16 Sermon
Pastor Mark Jackson
Pacific Church of Irvine
2nd message in a series entitled, "The Story"

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The Story, part 2: God Builds a Nation

  1. 1. The Story God Builds a Nation
  2. 2. The LORD had said to Abram, "Go from your country, your people and your father's household to the land I will show you. 2 "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.
  3. 3. 3 I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you." 4 So Abram went, as the LORD had told him; and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he set out from Harran.
  4. 4. Hebrews 11:8 By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going.
  5. 5. A. God will make the new nation great. B. God will make Abraham's name great. C. God will bless all who bless Abraham and curse the one who curses Abraham. D. God will bless all the nations of the world through Abraham and the new nation. God will use the new nation to reveal his heart and his plan to win us back.
  6. 6. Genesis 16: 1Now Sarai, Abram's wife, had borne him no children. But she had an Egyptian slave named Hagar; 2 so she said to Abram, "The Lord has kept me from having children. Go, sleep with my slave; perhaps I can build a family through her." Abram agreed to what Sarai said.
  7. 7. Genesis 18:10 Then one of them said, "I will surely return to you about this time next year, and Sarah your wife will have a son. 11 "Now Sarah was listening at the entrance to the tent, which was behind him. Abraham and Sarah were already very old, and Sarah was past the age of childbearing.
  8. 8. 12 So Sarah laughed to herself as she thought, "After I am worn out and my lord is old, will I now have this pleasure?"
  9. 9. Genesis 22:2 Then God said, "Take your son, your only son, whom you love – Isaac - and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on a mountain I will show you."
  10. 10. The Story God Builds a Nation