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Genesis 15:1-6

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Hi everyone!

I hope this email finds you well.  This Sunday for our Creation to Consummation reading we’ll be going over Genesis 15:1-6. 

“After these things the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision: ‘Fear not, Abram, I am your shield; your reward shall be very great.’ But Abram said, ‘O Lord GOD, what will you give me, for I continue childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?’ And Abram said, ‘Behold, you have given me no offspring, and a member of my household will be my heir.’ And behold, the word of the LORD came to him: ‘This man shall not be your heir; your very own son shall be your heir.’ And he brought him outside and said, ‘Look toward heaven, and number the stars, if you are able to number them.’ Then he said to him, ‘So shall your offspring be.’ And he believed the LORD, and he counted it to him as righteousness.”

 This event is monumental within the history of redemption and is a harbinger of the coming Messiah.  Abraham and Sarah were past childbearing age, he being about 85 years old and she being about 75 years old, so understandably Abraham is beginning to wonder how God is going to make him into a great nation without children (Gen 12:2).  Yet, God makes a promise to Abraham that someday his descendants will be as numerous as the stars, and Abraham simply believes God and it is credited to him as righteousness.  God then seals his promise with a covenant staking his very own existence on the fact that he will keep this promise (15:12-21).  Sarah eventually and miraculously becomes pregnant and gives birth to a son, just as Mary would one day miraculously become pregnant and give birth to a son—the Son of God who would be a blessing to all nations (Gen 12:3; Gal 3:8). The promise of Genesis 3:15 is gradually coming to fruition.  See you Sunday!

Blessings,

Hexon

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Genesis 12:1-3

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Hi Peeps!

This Sunday for our congregational scripture reading we will be reading Genesis 12:1-3. 
"Now the LORD said to Abram, 'Go from your country and your kindred and your father's house to the land that I will show you. And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.'"  

The calling of Abraham is one of the greatest and most beautiful displays of God’s sovereign grace and mercy in the Bible.  Two-thousand years earlier, God made a promise to Adam and Eve in Genesis 3:15 that he would one day send a Messiah to deliver his people from the bondage of sin and Satan.  Toward fulfilling that promise and setting in motion the plan of redemption, the calling of Abraham is the first step in a journey of a thousand miles which, two-thousand years later, ultimately culminates in the coming of Christ who is the seed of Abraham and through whom “all the families of the earth shall be blessed” (Gal. 3:7-9).  Let us praise our glorious God and King for his mercy, faithfulness, and love! 

See you Sunday!

Blessings,Hexon

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