Abraham: When God Calls Out

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Abraham: When God Calls Out

April 5, 2013   •   Genesis 12-21

Someone once observed that in theory you would think that getting tapped by Almighty God to play a special role in his plan of salvation would be a great thing. It would be like winning a sweepstakes or receiving some distinguished award. But in the Bible the people who get called upon to play key parts in God’s unfolding drama of redemption often ended up leading hard lives. Today on Groundwork we begin a series on some of the key figures from the Book of Genesis, the first people who moved God’s covenant promises forward in history. But as we will see with Abraham, doing that sometimes led to a lot of trials and testing.

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