8 Life Lessons for Men From Abraham

8 Life Lessons for Men From Abraham

8 Life Lessons for Men From Abraham

Abraham

  • Father multitude, “friend of God” (pop name – Lincoln) –almost 300X Bible
  • 9X in Romans, last time in 11:1

Romans 11:1  I ask, then, has God rejected his people? By no means! For I myself am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, a member of the tribe of Benjamin.

Genesis 12:1-7 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.” So Abram went, as the Lord had told him…Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed from Haran. 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, Abram passed through the land to the place at Shechem, to the oak of Moreh….Then the Lord appeared to Abram and said, “To your offspring I will give this land.” So he built there an altar to the Lord, who had appeared to him.

Joshua 24:2-3 Joshua said to all the people, “Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, ‘Long ago, your fathers lived beyond the Euphrates, Terah, the father of Abraham and of Nahor; and they served other gods. Then I took your father Abraham from beyond the River and led him through all the land of Canaan, and made his offspring many. I gave him Isaac.

 

8 Life Lessons for Men From Abraham

  1. Your leadership is both spiritual and practical
  2. The decisions you make can last for generations
  3. You’re never too old to do the right thing
    • Saved at 75, became a first time dad around 100
  1. Sometimes your family needs a clean break from your extended family
  2. Leadership starts at home
  3. Sometimes the most important thing you do is preparing your kids and grandkids to serve the Lord
  4. The safest and most dangerous place to be is in the will of God
  5. The best thing you can do is keep your family looking forward to Jesus coming

Questions

  1. How did Abraham’s story resonate with your life experience?
  2. What about Abraham’s story did the Holy Spirit highlight for you?
  3. How can we pray for you?
Mark Driscoll
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