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  • Now he sits on the throne of highest honor in heaven, at God's right hand. And the Father, as he had promised, gave him the Holy Spirit to pour out upon us, just as you see and hear today. - Acts 2:33


  • This was Stephen's reply: "Brothers and honorable fathers, listen to me. Our glorious God appeared to our ancestor Abraham in Mesopotamia before he moved to Haran.*1 - Acts 7:2


  • So Abraham left the land of the Chaldeans and lived in Haran until his father died. Then God brought him here to the land where you now live. - Acts 7:4


  • God also gave Abraham the covenant of circumcision at that time. And so Isaac, Abraham's son, was circumcised when he was eight days old. Isaac became the father of Jacob, and Jacob was the father of the twelve patriarchs of the Jewish nation. - Acts 7:8


  • Then Joseph sent for his father, Jacob, and all his relatives to come to Egypt, seventy-five persons in all. - Acts 7:14


  • in that God raised Jesus. This is what the second psalm is talking about when it says concerning Jesus, `You are my Son. Today I have become your Father.*'1 - Acts 13:33


  • Paul and Silas went first to Derbe and then on to Lystra. There they met Timothy, a young disciple whose mother was a Jewish believer, but whose father was a Greek. - Acts 16:1


  • so Paul wanted him to join them on their journey. In deference to the Jews of the area, he arranged for Timothy to be circumcised before they left, for everyone knew that his father was a Greek. - Acts 16:3


  • "Brothers and esteemed fathers," Paul said, "listen to me as I offer my defense." - Acts 22:1


  • As it happened, Publius's father was ill with fever and dysentery. Paul went in and prayed for him, and laying his hands on him, he healed him. - Acts 28:8


  • dear friends in Rome. God loves you dearly, and he has called you to be his very own people. May grace and peace be yours from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. - Romans 1:7


  • The circumcision ceremony was a sign that Abraham already had faith and that God had already accepted him and declared him to be righteous--even before he was circumcised. So Abraham is the spiritual father of those who have faith but have not been circumcised. They are made right with God by faith. - Romans 4:11


  • And Abraham is also the spiritual father of those who have been circumcised, but only if they have the same kind of faith Abraham had before he was circumcised. - Romans 4:12


  • So that's why faith is the key! God's promise is given to us as a free gift. And we are certain to receive it, whether or not we follow Jewish customs, if we have faith like Abraham's. For Abraham is the father of all who believe. - Romans 4:16


  • That is what the Scriptures mean when God told him, "I have made you the father of many nations."* This happened because Abraham believed in the God who brings the dead back to life and who brings into existence what didn't exist before.4 - Romans 4:17


  • When God promised Abraham that he would become the father of many nations, Abraham believed him. God had also said, "Your descendants will be as numerous as the stars,"* even though such a promise seemed utterly impossible!5 - Romans 4:18


  • And Abraham's faith did not weaken, even though he knew that he was too old to be a father at the age of one hundred and that Sarah, his wife, had never been able to have children. - Romans 4:19
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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