Micah’s Prayer – The Making of a Godly Man ~ The Faithfulness of Abraham

Posted by Calvary Baptist Church on Nov 16, 2014 in Sermons |

Sermon on Sunday, November 16, 2014 by Pastor Thomas Tate

 

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MICAH’S PRAYER/THE MAKING OF A GODLY MAN

 Jesus I thank you for the gift that you have given me in my son Micah and the joy that he brings to this family. Lord I pray that you would develop him in his heart, mind, body, soul and spirit.  Setting him apart to serve you and bring glory to your name in all of his ways and all of his days. Father I pray that you would bless him in his knowledge of you and give him the strength, stature and wisdom of Solomon I pray that you would give him the faithfulness of Abraham and the humility of Moses.  I also pray Father that you would bless him with the righteousness of Job and the eagerness of Isaiah. I pray that you would give the heart after You like David and the ears of Samuel that are so attentive to Your voice. I pray Lord that you would give him the propheticness of Jeremiah and Ezekiel, the zeal of Paul and the boldness of Peter. I also pray God that you would bless him with the gift of encouragement like Barnabas and the teachability of Timothy. But above all I pray that you would give him a heart of love, compassion, grace, mercy and truth like Yours Jesus. Lord Jesus I pray that you would use him to further Your Kingdom and bring glory to Your name by leading many people to the saving knowledge of the love that You have for them. In Jesus name,  Amen.

 

THE FAITHFULNESS OF ABRAHAM

 

The Making of A Godly Man

  • Lord I pray that you would develop him in his heart, mind, body, soul and spirit. Setting him apart to serve you and bring glory to your name in all of his ways and all of his days.  Father I pray that you would bless him in his knowledge of you and give him the strength, stature and wisdom of Solomon I pray that you would give him the faithfulness of Abraham

 

Faithful To God’s Direction For His Life

  • Now the LORD said to Abram, “Go forth from your country, and from your relatives and from your father’s house,  to the land which I will show you;  and I will make you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great; and so you shall be a blessing;

 

Faithful To God’s Direction For His Life

  • And I will bless those who bless you, and the one who curses you I will   And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed.”  So Abram went forth as the LORD had spoken to him; and Lot went with him. Now Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed from Haran.

 

Faithful To God’s Direction For His Life

  • Abram took Sarai his wife and Lot his nephew, and all their possessions which they had accumulated, and the persons which they had acquired in Haran, and they set out for the land of Canaan; thus they came to the land of Canaan.  Abram passed through the land as far as the site of Shechem, to the oak of Moreh. Now the Canaanite was then in the land.

 

Faithful To God’s Direction For His Life

  • The LORD appeared to Abram and said, “To your descendants I will give this land.” So he built an altar there to the LORD who had appeared to him.  Then he proceeded from there to the mountain on the east of Bethel, and pitched his tent, with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east; and there he built an altar to the LORD and called upon the name of the LORD.

Genesis 12:1-8

 

God Is Faithful To Protect Abraham

  • But the LORD struck Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai, Abram’s wife. Then Pharaoh called Abram and said, “What is this you have done to me? Why did you not tell me that she was your wife?

 

  • “Why did you say, ‘She is my sister,’ so that I took her for my wife? Now then, here is your wife, take her and go.” Pharaoh commanded his men concerning him; and they escorted him away, with his wife and all that belonged to him.

Genesis 12:17-20

 

Faithful To His Family

  • When Abram heard that his relative had been taken captive, he led out his trained men, born in his house, three hundred and eighteen, and went in pursuit as far as He divided his forces against them by night, he and his servants, and defeated them, and pursued them as far as Hobah, which is north of Damascus. He brought back all the goods, and also brought back his relative Lot with his possessions, and so the women, and the people.

Genesis 14:14-16

 

God Is Faithful To Defeat His Enemies

  • He blessed him and said, “Blessed be Abram of God Most High, Possessor of heaven and earth; and blessed be God Most High, who has delivered your enemies into your hand.”  He gave him a tenth of all.

Genesis 14:19-20

 

Faithful To His People (Church)

  • The king of Sodom said to Abram, “Give the people to me and take the goods for yourself.” Abram said to the king of Sodom, “I have sworn to the LORD God Most High, possessor of heaven and earth, that I will not take a thread or a sandal thong or anything that is yours, for fear you would say, ‘I have made Abram rich.’  “I will take nothing except what the young men have eaten, and the share of the men who went with me, Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre; let them take their share.”

Genesis 14:21-24

 

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God Is Faithful To Reward Abraham

  • After these things the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision, saying, “Do not fear, Abram, I am a shield to you; Your reward shall be very great.”

Genesis 15:1

 

Faithful To Believe God’s Promises

  • Then behold, the word of the LORD came to him, saying, “This man will not be your heir; but one who will come forth from your own body, he shall be your heir.”  And He took him outside and said, “Now look toward the heavens, and count the stars, if you are able to count them.” And He said to him, “So shall your descendants be.” Then he believed in the LORD; and He reckoned it to him as righteousness.

Genesis 15:4-6

 

God Is Faithful To Keep His Promises

  • “Is anything too difficult for the LORD? At the appointed time I will return to you, at this time next year, and Sarah will have a son.”

Genesis 18:14

 

  • Then the LORD took note of Sarah as He had said, and the LORD did for Sarah as He had So Sarah conceived and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at the appointed time of which God had spoken to him.

Genesis 21:1-2

 

Faithful In Obedience To Put God First Above All Things

  • Now it came about after these things, that God tested Abraham, and said to him, “Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.”  He said, “Take now your son, your only son, whom you love, Isaac, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I will tell you.”  So Abraham rose early in the morning and saddled his donkey, and took two of his young men with him and Isaac his son; and he split wood for the burnt offering, and arose and went to the place of which God had told him.

Genesis 22:1-3

 

  • But the angel of the LORD called to him from heaven and said, “Abraham, Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.”  He said, “Do not stretch out your hand against the lad, and do nothing to him; for now I know that you fear God, since you have not withheld your son, your only son, from Me.”

Genesis 22:11-12

 

God Is Faithful To Bless Abraham and His Family

  • Then the angel of the LORD called to Abraham a second time from heaven,  and said, “By Myself I have sworn, declares the LORD, because you have done this thing and have not withheld your son, your only son, indeed I will greatly bless you, and I will greatly multiply your seed as the stars of the heavens and as the sand which is on the seashore; and your seed shall possess the gate of their enemies. “In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice.”

Genesis 22:15-18

 

Without Faith It’s  Impossible To Please God

  • Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.  For by it the men of old gained approval…And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.

Hebrews 1,2,6

 

Sermon-based Bible Study Questions

MICAH’S PRAYER, THE MAKING OF A GODLY MAN

THE FAITHFULNESS OF ABRAHAM

  1. Share a time when you had to absolutely live by faith and what was the result.

 

  1. Read Genesis 11:31-32. Where was Abraham’s dad, Terah, moving to? Where did he stop? How is this related to the story of Abraham and eventually Moses and all Jews?

 

  1. Read Genesis 12:1-8. What did God tell Abraham to do and where did he lead him?  Have you ever felt God leading you to go somewhere or do something?  What?

 

  1. What was Abraham’s response to God’s calling? What did God promise to do for those that either blessed or cursed Abraham?  Why do you think God said this?  How can you apply this to your own life?

 

  1. Read Genesis 12:17-20. Even though Abraham was known for his faithfulness he did not always show faith.  Instead of trusting God to “curse those that curse him” he took matters into his own hands and lied about who Sarah was to him. When was a time that you took matters into your own hands and how did that work out?  Even though Abraham showed a lack of faith here what did God do for him?  Does this bring you any comfort?

 

  1. After many trials for Abraham and opportunities to display faith in God he was finally given his greatest opportunity to trust in God (read Genesis 15:1-6).  How do you think those trials might of prepared Abraham for this moment?  Read Genesis 16:1-2.  What mistake did Abraham make after this great statement of faith? Who did he listen to instead of God?

 

  1. Abraham certainly showed some faith but he also displayed many times a lack of trust in God’s promises. How do you feel about this? Why did God choose Abraham (read Genesis 18:19)? How can you apply this to your life?

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