Where do you come from? It’s a question all of us must deal with. What does your ancestry look like? What about your grandparents, parents and siblings? Your hometown? All of these things influence and shape who we become. It only makes sense that is also true for Abraham, the Old Testament patriarch of the Jewish people and (ultimately) the Christian faith. In this sermon, we consider where Abraham (Abram, at the time) came from. But, most importantly (for Abraham and for us) we can celebrate this truth: where you come from does not dictate who you become or where you will go. God called Abram out of a land and family dedicated to the worship of the pagan gods of ancient Mesopotamia. What is he calling you out of? Where is he calling you to go?
In this series, Called to Cross Over, we will be studying the life of Abraham. This imperfect patriarch was a person called to “cross over” in many ways. The word “Hebrew” is even linguistically tied to the idea of “crossing over” from one side to another. God’s dealing with mankind reaches a “crossing over” point in the events of Abraham’s life. As you listen to these sermons, consider how God is speaking to you and leading you and inviting you to “cross over” into a deeper relationship with him.