Where Danger Lies (Genesis 12:1-5)Pastor Steve Newton, June 18, 2017
Part of the Genesis series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
I know that it is where danger lies that we find life’s greatest joys and fulfillment. You see, to work hard to realize God’s will for my life and for the church takes faith, and faith always leads us into the unknown. And even when the danger involved is realized, and if we must suffer in doing what God calls us to do, the suffering is well worth it. For our joy and contentment come from accomplishing the will of God. And we are called in faith and move the gospel forward, with love and with hope.
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12:1 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. 2 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. 3 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.”
4 So Abram went, as the Lord had told him, and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed from Haran. 5 And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother's son, and all their possessions that they had gathered, and the people that they had acquired in Haran, and they set out to go to the land of Canaan. When they came to the land of Canaan, (ESV)