God's Call to Abraham

Abram (who later came to be known as Abraham) is one of the most important people of the ancient world. In Genesis, through Abraham, God reveals his purposes and goals for the universe. God reveals that he has a plan, and makes covenant promises that show us history's direction. God's redemptive covenant with Abraham reminds us that the universe is personal because God made it, and it is purposeful because God controls it. We see Abram’s hugely significant story beginning to unfold in Genesis 12, as God calls Abram out of idolatry and as Abram responds by faith.