Abraham: Flawed or Faithful?

Abraham: Flawed or Faithful?

The stories within Genesis are foundational for understanding what our Christian faith is all about. During 2014 we looked at the first eleven chapters of Genesis which seek to teach us foundational truths about the nature of the world in which we live. From chapter 12, Genesis starts to reveal the nature of God’s rescue plan which begins with the call of Abram/Abraham. Abraham is depicted in the New Testament as a great hero of faith but many of his actions recorded within Genesis appear to show a man who had as much that was flawed about him as faithful. During this series we will look at the key episodes in Abraham’s life and seek to understand how all of their elements played a role in the development of God’s plan of salvation.

4 January Calling and Confusion Genesis 12, 20 Stephen Kuhrt
11 January Abram and Lot Genesis 13-14, 18-19 Tim Davis
18 January God’s Covenant with Abraham Genesis 12, 15, 17 Stephen Kuhrt
25 January Hagar and Ishmael Genesis 16, 21, 25 Becky Mills
1 February Isaac born…and nearly sacrificed! Genesis 18, 21-22 Nathan Larkin
8 February The rest of the Abraham story Genesis 21:22-34; 23; 25:1-11 Carolyn Lucas
15 February How Paul understands the importance of Abraham Romans 4; Galatians 3 Stephen Kuhrt
22 February How Hebrews understands the importance of Abraham Hebrews 11:8-19 Claire Jaggers