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Abraham, is known as a great man of faith. He did something that we don’t know of any other person in all of history ever did. He left where he was to go and establish a new nation. Lots of people have done that. Lots of people have sailed the ocean. At the time that he did so, there were other, tribes of people who set out to discomfort other people, destroy them, and set up their own country. People would go and establish a new place and nation, but they would do it for their comfort.

They would do it to seek wealth, all kinds of things, triumph, whatever. Abraham went for none of these reasons whatsoever. He went because God called him. He went because he was totally committed to God. Great man of faith, great man of faith, and all Jewish people to this day. Think of him as their hero when they’re a great man of faith. But we all know there are none righteous, no, not one. And Abraham hid his failings, and it’s going to take me more than one Sunday to go through this because I think it’s important. I think it’s important, especially for people who are new in the faith, to not get discouraged, to see us all as angelic with our little halos, some of our halos, little bent one way or another. But they don’t know our Christianese.

They don’t know how to say all these words. If they were sitting in this room this morning, a new person would have no idea why we got so excited about that song, because they’ve never experienced the glorious moment of redemption when he set you free from your sin. So we’re kind of a mysterious lot to some. But what is honest and true is every one of us has failings. Every one of us has failings. So as I go through this, I don’t want you to see me as being so harsh on good old Abraham. I don’t want you to see me as being unforgiving. But as a matter of fact, what I want you to see is the Lord loves you. He loves me. And when we do fail and we fall out of what we think is His favor, He is still faithful. He’s still faithful. I’m going to tell you my little illustration before I get going in case I run out of time and can’t give it at the end.

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