1 Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee: 2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: 3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
And Abram journeyed, going on still toward the south.
1 Now it came to pass after these things that God tested Abraham, and said to him, “Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.” 2 Then He said, “Take now your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you.”
17 By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac... 19 ...concluding that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead.
16 ...because you have done this thing, and have not withheld your son, your only son— 17 blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply your descendants as the stars of Heaven and as the sand which is on the seashore; and your descendants shall possess the gate of their enemies. 18 In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice.
Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day, and he saw it and was glad.
And Abraham called the name of the place "The Lord will provide..."
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12 Dear friends, do not be surprised of the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you. 13 But rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ...
42 So when the Jews went out of the synagogue, the Gentiles begged that these words might be preached to them the next Sabbath. 44 On the next Sabbath almost the whole city came together to hear the word of God. 45 But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with envy; and contradicting and blaspheming, they opposed the things spoken by Paul. 46 Then Paul and Barnabas grew bold and said, “It was necessary that the word of God should be spoken to you first; but since you reject it, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, behold, we turn to the Gentiles.
Resurrection | Why Are You Here?
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