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Abraham: An example of hope and trust in God, part 1

Richard AgeeThis is the first part of a recap of Abraham’s life, looking at about two dozen key events that show why God picked him to be the start of a special group of people on Earth and to be a key example of trust in God being considered righteousness.

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Luke 16:1-18: God vs. Stuff, part 1

JeffThis passage has three seemingly distinct teachings — parable of the shrewd manager, whether the Law and Prophets stopped with Yokhanan the Baptizer and a “one-liner” on divorce – but all of them as well as the parable that follows of the rich man and Lazar deal with one topic: God as Master or wealth as Master.

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Genesis 23: Abraham buys grave cave from Hittites to bury Sarah

Richard AgeeThis chapter sounds like a drawn-out real estate transaction, but it shows two things: Abraham was so important that Hittites, people of a major international power at the time, had great respect for him. Abraham’s first title to land in Canaan was to bury Sarah, who was very significant as the mother of the promised son by way of God, Yitskhak.

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