From the introduction:
“Listen to Me, you who follow after righteousness, you who seek the LORD: Look to the rock from which you were hewn, and to the hole of the pit from which you were dug. Look to Abraham your father, and to Sarah who bore you; for I called him alone, and blessed him and in-creased him” (Isaiah 51:1, 2).
Four thousand years ago in the religious, economic, and cultural center that was Ur of the Chaldeans (present day Iraq), there lived a family: husband and wife. Their names were Abram and Sarai. How is it that forty centuries later, these two, among the millions of forgotten souls of Mesopotamia, would be remembered and revered by billions of people on planet Earth today?
The short answer is that God chose them. He plucked them out of the pagan masses for His own sovereign purposes: to remove the curse and restore the blessing to all creation. We remember this family because they heard God’s call, trusted God’s promises, and faithfully followed Him (Genesis 12:1-4).
Abram and Sarai still fascinate and inspire all servants of Christ who would be found faithful (1 Corinthians 4:1, 2). Their story is powerful not because they were perfect, but because they are like us in our hopes and fears, loves and limitations. And if we are to be faithful families, faithful followers of God, we do well to “walk in the steps of the faith” as they did (Romans 4:12).
These lessons retrace those divinely directed, promise-laden steps of faith. As we journey alongside Abraham and Sarah with sure strides and stumbles, it is my hope that we better understand what it means to be a faithful family in our own world of increasing unbelief — mothers and fathers of faith bringing God’s blessing in Christ to all we meet.
— Jason Overman
Note for Paper version (paperback, 50 pages): Consider combining your order with that of your local congregation, to save on shipping and handling.
Note for Digital version (pdf): If you purchase copies of the “Digital” version, please note that no physical product will be shipped. We ask you to refrain from distributing duplicates of this document without permission. Thank you.