Answering the Call

Romans 4:11-13
And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness that he had by faith while he was still uncircumcised. So then, he is the father of all who believe but have not been circumcised, in order that righteousness might be credited to them. And he is also the father of the circumcised who not only are circumcised but who also walk in the footsteps of the faith that our father Abraham had before he was circumcised. It was not through law that Abraham and his offspring received the promise that he would be heir of the world, but through the righteousness that comes by faith.

You're the Man!
Basketball - Michael Jordan Cycling - Lance Armstrong Golf - Tiger Woods Faith - Abraham

So those who have faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith. - Galatians 3:9 Faith's Hall of Fame
Hebrews 11:8-12, 17-19

By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going. Hebrews 11:8

The Nature of the Call
God called Abraham to Go

The LORD had said to Abram, "Leave your country, your people and your father's household and go to the land I will show you." - Genesis 12:1

God Called Abraham to Trust

The LORD had said to Abram, "Leave your country, your people and your father's household and go to the land I will show you." - Genesis 12:1

God Called Abraham to Become

"I will make you into a great nation...and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you." - Genesis 12:2-3

Conclusion
Answering the Call
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God Calls You to Go God Calls You to Trust God Calls You to Become

Expanding on "Answering the Call"
Abraham Was:
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Called to Go Called to Trust Called to Become

We Are Called:
By the gospel

But we ought always to thank God for you, brothers loved by the Lord, because from the beginning God chose you to be saved through the sanctifying work of the Spirit and through belief in the truth. He called you to this through our gospel, that you might share in the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. So then, brothers, stand firm and hold to the teachings we passed on to you, whether by word of mouth or by letter. 2 Thessalonians 2:13-15

To Belong to Jesus

And you also are among those who are called to belong to Jesus Christ. - Romans 1:6

To be Saints

To all in Rome who are loved by God and called to be saints: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ. - Romans 1:7

To be Free

You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, serve one another in love. - Galatians 5:13

To Peace

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. - Colossians 3:15

To a Holy Life

...who has saved us and called us to a holy life--not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. - 2 Timothy 1:9

To receive Eternal Life

Hebrews 5:19