Faith of Abraham - Part 1

Romans 4:20

(Romans 4:20) He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;

There is no doubt that Abraham is a very important biblical character. The Bible tells us much about him and we want to take a closer look at this great man of faith. We know that Abraham holds a particular place of importance with all Jewish people. They identify with him as the father of their nation, and that is true. But he also holds an important place with all who have placed their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

We will see that Abraham is not only the father of the Jewish nation, but also the father of all who have faith in God. Tonight we want to look specifically at how the Bible associates Abraham with faith.

I. He Is the First To Be Associated With Faith

II. He Is Key to Understanding Justification.

III. He is a Wonderful Illustration of Living by Faith

IV. Abraham is the Central Figure in the Explanation of Faith and Works.

We are commanded to live by faith! It is vital for us to understand the father of faith…Abraham. We can learn the basis for our justification, we can learn the practical side of walking by faith, and we learn the connection between our faith and our works. To try to understand faith without seeking to understand Abraham's faith is fruitless.

How is our faith tonight? Is it real? Is it the basis of our day-to-day walk? Do others know our faith? Let's determine to be people of faith to the glory of God.