One of the ways we're taught to read the scriptures, from a very early age, is to look to the stories and heroes of the Bible as models for our own lives. The trouble with that way of reading is this: many of the heroes of the faith didn't exactly do things perfectly. As a matter of fact, a lot of them were a mess! Abraham was no different. He was very human, and yet God called him nonetheless.
This week, we're looking at the story of Abraham. Our goal: to see through Abraham's story and into the heart of our faithful God.
Read Genesis 11:27-12:16 before you hit "play." Study guide below.
Jake McGregor, Pastor of Missional & Spiritual Formation