Friend of God
One of the privileges that Jesus gives to every Christian believer is to be able to call Almighty God a friend! (John 15:15 cf. 17:20) Through Jesus we know God’s acceptance and approval, that he is for us to bless us, that he hears our prayers, that he is with us always, by his Spirit.
So we’ll start a new year and a new decade in the company of the first person to be called ‘God’s friend’, Abraham. As we meet him in Genesis we’re at the start of the story of God revealing his plan to save not just a few chosen people but all of the peoples of the world, all who respond to him in faith and trust.
And we’ll discover that, just like us, God’s friends aren’t always consistent and don’t always get it right, especially under pressure. We’ll also discover what God thinks of that and how he responds to it.
Genesis 11:27 – 12:9