The Book of Genesis Chapter One

Genesis 1:1 -- In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

Genesis 18 Commentary of the Bible

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God's Tests  ( Genesis 18:1-8 )  Daily Devotion

The LORD appeared to Abraham near the great trees of Mamre while he was sitting at the entrance to his tent in the heat of the day (Genesis 18:1).

When God comes to Dinner  ( Genesis 18:1-15 )  Sunday Message

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In our study through the life of Abraham, the pattern man of faith, we last saw him entering into the circumcised life. This is the picture of the heart that is wholly Christ's. Paul describes it this way in Philippians 3:3 (RSV): "We are the true circumcision, who worship God in spirit, and glory in Christ Jesus, and put no confidence in the flesh." That is the circumcised life. Abraham, led of the Spirit of God through many difficulties and trials and after years of wandering in a state of alternating victory and defeat, has come into the fullness of the circumcised life.

Laughing At The Impossible  ( Genesis 18:9-15 )  Daily Devotion

Is anything too hard for the LORD (Genesis 18:14)?

Sarah's laughter is cynical, unbelieving. If this were all of the story, we would be tempted to say that this woman is no example to follow. But over in the New Testament, in the book of Hebrews, we get the rest of the story. There, in that hall of fame of the heroes of faith, Sarah's name appears: By faith Sarah herself received power to conceive, even when she was past the age, since she considered him faithful who had promised (Hebrews 11:11 RSV).

How Prayer Works  ( Genesis 18:16-33 )  Daily Devotion

When the LORD had finished speaking with Abraham, he left, and Abraham returned home (Genesis 18:33).

How Prayer Works  ( Genesis 18:16-33 )  Sunday Message

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We will continue our account of the pattern man of faith by reading the sixteenth verse of Chapter 18 where these three visitors (who came out of the hot desert into Abraham's tent and who were unknown to him at first) now go their way to accomplish the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. Archaeologists are now convinced that it is the remnants of the ancient cities of wickedness -- Sodom and Gomorrah -- that have been rediscovered lying under the waters of the Dead Sea.

Prayer's Anchor  ( Genesis 18:22-33 )  Daily Devotion

Then Abraham approached him and said: Will you sweep away the righteous with the wicked? Gen. 18:23

Prayer's Anchor  ( Genesis 18:22-33 )  Sunday Message

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Many people in this country today are struggling with the question raised by one of the leaders of the Moral Majority group recently as to whether God hears the prayers of Jews or not. Many are asking, because of the Jews' rejection of their Messiah, does God listen to their prayers or not? My answer would be that God hears the prayers of all people everywhere. There is a verse in the Psalms that says, "O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come," (Psalm 65:2 (KJV)). We have an indication of this in the New Testament also.