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Faith and Failure (Part 2)
Bible Text: Genesis 11:27-12:20 | Preacher: Pastor Joe Ricchuiti | Series: Faith and Failure, Genesis
1. Abram was called by God when he was still in Ur of the Chaldeans (Acts 7:2-5) to go to a place which God would show him..
“The human race had chosen to go its own way without regard for the God Who created them. The God stepped in. He interrupted the normal routine of Abram’s life with a startling call.” (Larry Richards)
2. Dr. Francis Schaeffer writes: “Abraham was not just some strange wanderer, a Bedouin from the back side of the desert who didn’t know anything.” Excavations of Ur show us that Ur was a highly advanced civilization with whitewashed two-story high homes with well-equipped kitchens, good sanitation, and a high level of learning.
3. The call of God to Abram meant then (and still means to us today) a call from the comfortable, familiar and safe to the uncomfortable, unfamiliar and challenging. God calls us out of our comfort zone to follow Him by faith.