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   1 - THE HOLE OF THE PIT - "The God of glory appeared unto our father Abraham, when he was in Mesopotamia, before he dwelt in Charran; and said unto him, Get thee out of thy cou
   2 - THE DIVINE SUMMONS - "Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto the land that I will show thee: and I will make of thee a great
   3 - "HE OBEYED" - "By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed." -- Hebrews 11:8. Ah, how mu
   4 - THE FIRST OF THE PILGRIM FATHERS - Genesis 12:4-9 "Abram departed" (Verse 4). "Abram passed through" (Verse 6). "Abram went forth" (Verse 5). "Abram removed" (Verse 8). "Abra
   5 - GONE DOWN INTO EGYPT - "Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there; for the famine was grievous in the land [of Canaan]." -- Genesis 12:10. The path of the separated man
   6 - SEPARATED FROM LOT - "Is not the whole land before thee? Separate thyself, I pray thee, from me. If thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right; or, if thou
   7 - THE TWO PATHS - "Is not the whole land before thee? Separate thyself, I pray thee, from me." -- Genesis 13:9. Abraham and Lot stood together on the heights of Beth
   8 - REFRESHMENT BETWEEN THE BATTLES - "Four kings with five." -- Genesis 14:9. The strife recorded in Genesis 14 was no mere border foray. It was an expedition for chastisement and conq
   9 - MELCHIZEDEC - "This Melchizedec, King of Salem, priest of the Most High God." -- Hebrews 7:1. Christ is here! The passage is fragrant with the ointment of His na
   10 - THE FIRMNESS OF ABRAHAM'S FAITH - "He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God." -- Romans 4:20. In this chapter (Genesis 1
   11 - WATCHING WITH GOD - (GENESIS 15:7) "The vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie. Though it tarry, wait for it; because it will
   12 - HAGAR, THE SLAVE GIRL - "Now Sarai, Abram's wife, had a handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar." -- Genesis 16:1. We none of us know all that is involved when we tear
   13 - "BE THOU PERFECT!" - "I am the Almighty God: walk before Me, and be thou perfect." -- Genesis 17:1. Thirteen long years passed slowly on after the return of Hagar to Ab
   14 - THE SIGN OF THE COVENANT - "I will make My covenant between Me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly." -- Genesis 17:2. Three times over in Scripture Abraham is called
   15 - THE DIVINE GUEST - "The LORD appeared unto Abraham in the plains of Mamre." -- Genesis 18:1. When, in the course of some royal progress, a Sovereign deigns to sojourn
   16 - PLEADING FOR SODOM - "And Abraham stood yet before the Lord; and Abraham drew near." -- Genesis 18:22-23. As the day wore on, Abraham's mysterious guests went off acros
   17 - ANGEL WORK IN A BAD TOWN - (GENESIS 19) The waters of the Dead Sea ripple over a part of the site where once stood the cities of the plain, with their busy stir of life, and
   18 - A BIT OF THE OLD NATURE - "Then Abimelech called Abraham, and said unto him, What hast thou done unto us? and what have I offended thee, and thou hast brought on me and on my k
   19 - HAGAR AND ISHMAEL CAST OUT - "Cast out this bondwoman and her son: for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir... with Isaac." -- Genesis 21:10. Even though we were hearing
   20 - A QUIET RESTING PLACE - "And Abraham planted a grove in Beersheba, and called there on the name of the Lord, the everlasting God: and Abraham sojourned in the Philistines' la
   21 - THE GREATEST TRIAL OF ALL - "Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest; and offer him for a burnt offering." -- Genesis 22:2. So long as men live in the world,
   22 - MACHPELAH, AND ITS FIRST TENANT - "Give me a possession of a burying-place with you; that I may bury my dead out of my sight." -- Genesis 23:4. "And Abraham buried Sarah, his wife,
   23 - THE SOUL'S ANSWER TO THE DIVINE SUMMONS - "I will go!" -- Genesis 24:58. Carry back your mind for thirty-seven centuries. The loft light of an Oriental sunset falls gently on the fertile gr
   24 - GATHERED TO HIS PEOPLE - "These are the days of the years of Abraham's life which he lived; an hundred, threescore, and fifteen years. Then Abraham gave up the ghost, and died

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