Greater Than Abraham

Read John 8:48-59.

“Jesus said unto them, ‘Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am” (v. 58).

Every faith traces their history back to outstanding figures of the past. Abraham was often considered the “father” of the Jewish faith. Indeed, his willingness to heed God’s call (Gen. 12), his intimate intercession with God (Gen. 19), his obedient dedication to God (Gen. 22), were among the examples that caused him to be revered by the Jews. In the Hebrews 11 “Hall of Fame,” Abraham is mentioned for his faith. Although Abraham’s sacrifices and intercession were exemplary, he could not atone for “Adam’s fallen race.”

Renown and reputation does not make a redeemer! While the Jews sought and looked forward to a “rescuer,” Jesus Christ came to be the Redeemer. He came to provide the atonement needed to bring “whosoever will” into an “at-one-ment” relationship with God. In many respects Abraham provided an example of faithful service, but Jesus Christ offers us living faith so that we can be a part of “the family of God!” While remembering Abraham may be inspirational, turning to Jesus Christ is transforming! Truly the Son of God has no equal! (Rodney Stearns)

“Great God, how infinite art Thou!
How poor and weak we are!
Let the whole race of creatures bow,
And pay their praise to Thee.”
Isaac Watts

“Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world”(I John 4:4).

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Word Pictures

This quarter you may want to create a notebook with word pictures of each of the characters that will be studied. Focus on the character of each person and the lessons that can be learned from the study.
Abraham was a quiet man who was obedient, had a quick response, and received a blessing. Describe the temperament of Abraham. Was he calm, quiet, mild, meek, easygoing, and well-balanced? Use examples from the life of Abraham to illustrate each of these traits.
Study the lesson to find Abraham's good traits and his bad traits.

2018-06-01T09:00:31+00:00June 1st, 2018|Categories: Teacher Helps|Tags: , |0 Comments

Abraham: An Obedient Servant

Focus Text: Genesis 22:1-18
Central Truth: God's promise of blessing comes to those who obey His will.
Objective: By the end of this lesson my students should be able to identify areas of their lives where they need to be more obedient to God’s Word.
Lesson Outline
I. The Command Received (Gen. 22:1, 2)
II. The Command Obeyed (Gen. 22:3-12)
III. The Promise Given (Gen. 22:13-18)
2018-05-28T09:00:15+00:00May 28th, 2018|Categories: Lesson Highlights|Tags: , , |0 Comments


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