Speaking the Truth in Love

Speaking the Truth in Love

Abraham and The Christ

Introduction: As Christians we know that Jesus is our ultimate example of perfection. There are also many individuals in the scriptures that we can look to as examples of righteousness, and thus did many things in ways similar to Jesus. We are in the midst of a series of programs that compares some of these individuals to Jesus. Some of these people were similar because their lives emulated His life; others were similar because events that happened in their lives corresponded with events in His life. In all of these cases we can see the consistency of the Scriptures and of God's expectations for His followers. For this study we want to compare Abraham and The Christ!


• Both willingly followed God’s will for them under difficult circumstances

Abraham (Genesis 12:1-9Hebrews 11:8, 17-19): Jesus (John 8:28-29, 14:31, 19:30, Luke 22:42)

• Both had brides of great promise

Abraham (Genesis 17:15-19Hebrews 11:11-12): Jesus (2 Cor. 11:1-2Ephesians 5:22-33,Revelation 21:2, 9, 22:12-17).

*Have you given your life to the Lamb of God, Jesus Christ? The Spirit and the bride, His church, invite you now to come to Him!

• Both set examples of faith that brought blessings to ALL nations

Abraham (Ro. 4:9-18, Gal. 3:7-9): Jesus (Col. 1:19-23Heb. 12:1-21 Peter 2:21-24)

• Both demonstrated their faith in their works

Abraham (Ro. 4:19-25, James 2:20-26): Jesus (John 10:25, 32, 37-39, 2 Peter 1:17).

*Christians have a faith that listens to the Lord and obeys what He says (Matthew 7:21-24,John 14:6).

• Both longed to be with God in Heaven, in the city not made with hands, forever

Abraham (Hebrews 11:8-10, 13-16): Jesus (John 17:1-5Philippians 2:5-11)

• Only one was a preparer of that City – Jesus Christ (John 14:1-6)

To enter this wonderful city of God you have to obey him (Revelation 21:27, 22:14, John 3:5Mark 16:15-16). Have you been obedient to God? Have you become a Christian by repenting of your sins and being baptized to wash them all away? If not, we are here to help you. We have given you many ways for you to contact us. We want to help you understand God’s will for you so that you can one day enter the city which Abraham longed for and where Jesus is!

Closing: We want to make sure we invite all in our audience to our Bible studies on Wednesdays at 7pm and Sunday mornings at 9am. We would love to study God’s together with you! Our next live program is planned for Monday, February 17, 2014 when we hope to study “The Bronze Serpent and The Christ“. We hope to see you then on “Speaking The Truth In Love”.