The Enduring Greatness of Abraham
A Sermon on Hebrews 11 and Genesis 23
November 5, 1979 | First Baptist Church (Conway, AR)
Dr. Henry raises up Abraham as the prime example of one who materialized his faith in God into the reality of history. In purchasing land sufficient not only to bury his wife, Sarah, but also for the many who would come after him in the Promised Land, Abraham lived out his trust that God would fulfill what he had covenanted, even when there was yet to be any substantive realization of that covenant. In the same way, Henry calls on his hearers to live their lives according to the promises of God, regardless of opposition.