God promised that Abraham will be the father of great nations and an everlasting covenant will establish with his descendant and Kings will come from him. For this very reason the Lord changed Abram’s name to Abraham which means father of many. The Mission was also considered outside Abraham’s offspring to include all human beings. God’s plan was not only to separate Abram from his family and blesses him lonely; but he wants Abraham to be a worldwide blessing through his descendants and his faith. The purpose God’s mission, therefore, was to start a plan by which to share his blessing with whole the world as an alternative of dealing every single nation individually.
Abraham was tremendously faithful and although he had some misgivings, overall proved his faith in the Lord. Therefore, he is often called the “Father of the Faith”. Abraham was only human. People have been known to make mistakes and so did Abraham when he brought along his nephew, Lot: “So Abram departed as the Lord had spoken to him, and Lot went with him.” (Gen 12: 4) Abraham and his wife Sarah (who was then Sarai) were old. He only brought Lot in the first place as a backup plan in the event that he could not have a son.
The history of mankind told in the Old Testament is very important for both Christians and any other religion that accepts God as their sole creator. The lessons taught in the Old Testament provide us with an understanding of how God has interacted with us and what He expects of us. Stories like the Biblical Flood can teach us that we must always respect and listen to God. It teaches us that we, as Christians, must trust God and follow His teachings. We can learn from almost every story in the Old Testament.
Difference: When describing Joseph's dream, the Qur'an mentions the eleven stars before the sun and moon: "O my father!! Saw eleven stars, the sun, and the moon; I saw them prostrating to me." I have mentioned in my comment on verses 12.4 and 12.100 that this reflects the fact that the prostration of Joseph's brothers' before him was going to happen before his parents', as shown in the Qur'anic story. Having failed to notice this subtle reference, the writers of the Old Testament used the traditional style of mentioning the two luminaries before the planets: "Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me" (Genesis, 37:9). They did that despite their explicit statement that Joseph's brothers prostrated before him in the two visits they made to Egypt to buy corn, i.e.
Just as the tabernacles, or tents, represented temporary dwelling places, the Messiah was made manifest in a temporary dwelling (body) as He came to tabernacle among us (John 1:14). Jesus spoke “ I am the light of the world; he that follow me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of
2.1 Career You can't adequately sum up Abraham's career in a single paragraph, but for the sake of perspective, here's an attempt: Abraham was a semi-nomadic shepherd to whom God revealed himself, made promises, and entered into covenant concerning Abraham's offspring and the land that they would inherit in the future. Abraham's belief in these promises was counted by God as righteousness and his faith shaped his life. Ultimately these promises find their fulfillment in Jesus the Messiah and all those who trust in Yahweh, the true God, Abraham's spiritual children. Abraham was called both a Hebrew (14:13) and an Aramean (Deuteronomy 26:5; cf. 25:20; 28:5; 31:20, 24).
Abrahamic Covenant Chart In Genesis 12 we find the first instance and introduction of the Covenant established by God and Abraham. It is here that God favors Abraham by pledging to make him a great nation, to bless him, and to make his name great. Form this passage through the following chapters in the Book of Genesis we observe the authenticity of the promise. Also, from this passage on throughout the Book of Genesis, we find that the promise is often challenged, yet it remained secure and unconditional. At first glance, one may doubt the fulfillment of the promise due to unfavorable occurrences.
3. Of all of the sons of Jesse, David is chosen by God (16:11-13). * David is the youngest son. * God made it clear to Samuel that He does not look at the outward appearance, but He looks that the heart (16:7). The way that they were appointed as king was different for each of them.
The story of John the Baptist is that of an older couple who want a child but are not able to have children and whose prayers are answered when Elizabeth becomes pregnant with a son. Her husband Zachariah was offering incense and prayers to God at the temple with an angel appears to him and tells him his wife is to have a son. Zachariah is an unbeliever, but the angel keeps reassuring him that Elizabeth will have a son and he is to be named John. But the angel said to him, “Do not be afraid, Zechariah, for your prayer has been heard, and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall call his name John. And you will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth, for he will be great before the Lord.” (8) Zachariah is doubtful but the angel tells him that all things are possible with a belief in God.
Strong families make strong churches. If we never have healthy families, then we will never have healthy churches. Therefore, the main concentration of this paper will be to bring out the Biblical teaching on the role of family in the church and its affect. The concept of family carries over into the church. This is found in Galatians 3:26 in that we become children of God (brothers and sisters) through Jesus Christ.