Tangible Signs

Tangible Signs

October 18/19, 2014

Here (Genesis 17:1-27; 18:1-15) we encounter a third and more specific outline of both God’s covenant promises and the demands laid upon Abram. The reality of the promise will be physically signified in the arrival of the much-anticipated child (‘seed’) of promise. The acceptance of the covenant is tangibly signified through the human activity of circumcision.

In the midst of this, God gives new names to this couple: Abraham and Sarah. Woah. What’s up with this? What is God doing here and what does it mean for us to tangibly signify our acceptance of God’s promises today?  How do these tangible signs relate to what God did for us in Jesus Christ (Galatians 5:1-12)?


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