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A Legacy of Faith. Hebrews 11:7-19 Abraham’s Faith. The Confusion of Modernism. Last Time: Foundations of Faith. Blind Faith. Biblical Faith. Abraham’s Legacy.

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A legacy of faith

A Legacy of Faith

Hebrews 11:7-19

Abraham’s Faith



Last time foundations of faith
Last Time: Foundations of Faith

Blind Faith

Biblical Faith


Abraham s legacy
Abraham’s Legacy

By faith Abraham, when he was called, obeyed by going out to a place which he was to receive for an inheritance; and he went out, not knowing where he was going.

Hebrews 11:8


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Abraham’s Legacy

By faith Abraham, when he was called, obeyed by going out to a place which he was to receive for an inheritance; and he went out, not knowing where he was going.

Hebrews 11:8

  • God loves us first

This is love: not that we have loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the payment for our sins. 1 John 4:10 (GW)


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Abraham’s Legacy

By faith Abraham, when he was called, obeyed by going out to a place which he was to receive for an inheritance; and he went out, not knowing where he was going.

Hebrews 11:8

  • God loves us first

    • Great intentions

The Lord said to Abram, “Leave your land, your relatives, and your father's home. Go to the land that I will show you…Through you every family on earth will be blessed.” Genesis 12:1-3 (GW)


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Abraham’s Legacy

By faith Abraham, when he was called, obeyed by going out to a place which he was to receive for an inheritance; and he went out, not knowing where he was going.

Hebrews 11:8

  • God loves us first

    • Great intentions


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Abraham’s Legacy

By faith Abraham, when he was called, obeyed by going out to a place which he was to receive for an inheritance; and he went out, not knowing where he was going.

Hebrews 11:8

  • God loves us first

    • Great intentions

No matter where…

The real light, which shines on everyone, was coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world came into existence through him. Yet, the world didn't recognize him.John 1:9-10 (GW)


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Abraham’s Legacy

By faith Abraham, when he was called, obeyed by going out to a place which he was to receive for an inheritance; and he went out, not knowing where he was going.

Hebrews 11:8

  • God loves us first

  • Abe trusted

    • “By faith…”

    • He “Listened”

ὑπακούω– (hupakouô)

Definition: to listen, attend to.

From akuo (listen) and hupo (by, under).– New American Standard Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible.


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Abraham’s Legacy

By faith Abraham, when he was called, obeyed by going out to a place which he was to receive for an inheritance; and he went out, not knowing where he was going.

Hebrews 11:8

  • God loves us first

  • Abe trusted

  • Left his security

    • Ur: a great city

    • Prestige, position

    • Ur worked! (?)


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Abraham’s Legacy

By faith Abraham, when he was called, obeyed by going out to a place which he was toreceive for an inheritance; and he went out, not knowing where he was going.

Hebrews 11:8

  • God loves us first

  • Abe trusted

  • Left his security

  • For God’s Security

    • To receive a son

    • To start a nation

To change the world!


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“Things which eye has not seen and ear has not heard… all that God has prepared for those who love Him.” 1 Cor. 2:9

Abraham’s Legacy

By faith Abraham, when he was called, obeyed by going out to a place which he was to receive for an inheritance; and he went out, not knowing where he was going.

Hebrews 11:8

  • God loves us first

  • Abe trusted

  • Left his security

  • For God’s Security

  • Into unknownterritory!

  • Love works this way!


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Abraham’s Legacy all that God has prepared for those who love Him.”


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Abraham’s Legacy all that God has prepared for those who love Him.”

By faith he lived as an alien in the land of promise, as in a foreign land, dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, fellow heirs of the same promise; (11:9)


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Abraham’s Legacy all that God has prepared for those who love Him.”

By faith he lived as an alien in the land of promise, as in a foreign land,dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, fellow heirs of the same promise; (11:9)


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Abraham’s Legacy all that God has prepared for those who love Him.”

he was looking for the city which has foundations, whose architect and builder is God. 11:10


Abraham s legacy trusted god
Abraham’s Legacy: all that God has prepared for those who love Him.” Trusted God

By faith even Sarah herself received ability to conceive, even beyond the proper time of life, since she considered Him faithful who had promised. 11:11


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Abraham’s Legacy: all that God has prepared for those who love Him.” Trusted God

Therefore there was born even of one man, and him as good as dead at that, as many descendants as the stars of heaven in number, and innumerable as the sand which is by the seashore. Hebrews 11:12


Abraham s legacy trusted god2
Abraham’s Legacy: all that God has prepared for those who love Him.” Trusted God

…there was born even of one man, and him as good as dead Heb 11:12


Abraham was transformed
Abraham Was Transformed all that God has prepared for those who love Him.”


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Abraham Was Transformed all that God has prepared for those who love Him.”

By faith Abraham, when God tested him, offered Isaac as a sacrifice. He who had received the promises was about to sacrifice his one and only son, Hebrews 11:17 (NIV)

even though God had said to him, "It is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned." Hebrews 11:18


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Abraham Was Transformed all that God has prepared for those who love Him.”

Abraham reasoned that God could raise the dead, and figuratively speaking, he did receive Isaac back from death. Hebrews 11:19


Abraham s legacy of faith
Abraham’s Legacy of Faith all that God has prepared for those who love Him.”


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Abraham’s Legacy of Faith all that God has prepared for those who love Him.”

All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance. And they admitted that they were aliens and strangers on earth. Hebrews 11:13


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Abraham’s Legacy of Faith all that God has prepared for those who love Him.”

And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him. Hebrews 11:6


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