08-11-2019 Sermon - Gift of Faith Came to Abram by Hearing

Abram, later renamed Abraham, is an example of faith, the very faith whereby a person has right standing with God through the forgiveness of sin.

Abram was an example. In our tradition we do not worship the saints of old, but we do remember, or commemorate them, and through their example we learn how God's grace can work through lost and condemned sinners who place their faith in Abraham's offspring, which we now know is the son born to the Virgin Mary, the one who is the Christ, fully God and fully man. Abram's was a perfect faith, not because his trust was always perfect, but because he placed the trust enabled by God's Word in the proper object - the Word of God that eventually became the Word of God Incarnate, Jesus Christ our Lord. May Abram lead all of us to the proper object of our faith...