Genesis 12: 1-9

Narrative Lectionary
Genesis 12: 1-9
(RCL)

Ordinary 10A
Genesis 12: 1-9
(RCL)

Lent 2A
Genesis 12: 1-4a
(RC & RCL)
[or 12: 1-8
(EL)]

(Last Updated: September 12, 2014)

(All links on this page have been validated as of March 17, 2011)

1) New Resources

  1. Winded
    (by Scott Barton)
    (includes a couple of poems)
  2. Abram Did Not Go Alone
    (by Dan Bollerud)
  3. Trauma, Trials and Wonder
    (by Dan Bollerud)
  4. Dare to Sit with Suffering
    (by Melissa Browning)
  5. Abraham
    (by Frederick Buechner)
  6. Commentary
    (by Juliana Claassens)
  7. Lent 2
    (by Barbara Cooper, OP)
  8. A Call Without Mystery
    (by Maggi Dawn)

  9. (by Richard Niell Donovan)
  10. Go
    (by Steve Garnaas-Holmes)
  11. Traveling Down the Road
    (by Vince Gerhardy)
  12. So Abram Went
    (by John Holbert)
  13. Be a Blessing
    (by Anne Howard)
  14. Narrative Lectionary
    (by Jacqueline Lapsley)
  15. Out of One, Many
    (by Martin Lohrmann)
  16. Lectionary Greek
    (by Rob Myallis)
  17. Go!
    (by Steve Pankey)
  18. Following Directions
    (by Steve Pankey)
  19. Step by Step
    (by Linda Fabian Pepe)
  20. The Landscape of Lent: Wind
    (by David Russell)
    ("Years ago, Northwest Airlines in Minneapolis would have a weekend travel special. On Friday, you could get their special for some insanely low price – for maybe $299 you would get two round-trip air tickets and two nights lodging at a good hotel. The catch was, you didn't know where you would be going. That was half the fun of it; it was an adventure. It wasn't like that for Abram and Sarai...")
  21. The Hardest Step to Take Is the First One
    (by Frank Senn)
  22. The Politics of Immigration
    (by Timothy Simpson)
  23. Lectio Divina (When in Doubt)
    (by Todd Spencer)
  24. How to Grow Spiritually
    (by Keith Wagner)
    ("Rick Palieri was returning home to Vermont from Bellingham Washington. When he arrived at the airport he noticed there was a big problem. All the flights were delayed. People were stressed out, anxiously trying to find alternative flights. The ticket agent suggested that a bus could take the stranded travelers to Seattle, about an hour a half away where they could make connecting flights...")
  25. Lent 2A
    (by Wesley White)



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2) Illustrated Resources from the Archives

  1. Illustrations on Faith
    (from the Archives)
  2. Marias Full of Grace
    (by Stephen Bouman)
    ("In the movie Maria Full of Grace, Maria swallows some pellets filled with cocaine, aiming to transport them to the U.S. If the plastic breaks, the cocaine will kill her. She is fleeing Colombia, with its dead horizons and numbing poverty, and heading out to a land of promise. She reminds us of that other Mary, her baby and their migration to Egypt...")
  3. Faith Journey
    (by John C. Bush)
  4. Exegesis
    (by Richard Donovan)
  5. Are You Off to See the Wizard?
    (by James Eaton)
  6. A Journey of Faith
    (by Richard Fairchild)
  7. Follow That Dream
    (by Arthur Ferry Jr.)
  8. Lent 2
    (Narrative Sermon by Frank Fisher)
    ("Abram! Abram! Yes you, Abram. Come out there from where you"re hiding. Don"t you know I can see you no matter how many bushes you find to cower behind?' 'Who's calling me,' you answer hesitatingly...")
  9. God of Generations
    (Hymn Text by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette)
    (esp. verse 5)
  10. Faith to Follow
    (by Lee Griess)
  11. Lent 2A
    (by Scott Hoezee)
    ("Some years ago there was a cover story in National Geographic magazine about Abraham. The article's author re-traces the steps of Abraham's journeys through the Ancient Near East by taking a modern trip along that same path. He notes along the way the varying ways by which the Abraham story has been used and interpreted by Jews, Christians, and Muslims alike...")
  12. Faith Rhythms
    (from Homiletics Online)
  13. Be a Blessing
    (by James McCrea)
  14. A Future and a Hope
    (by James Standiford)
    ("When people looked at Anthony Jerome Webb, better known as "Spud" Webb, and heard he wanted to play professional basketball, they laughed. After all he was only five feet six inches tall..." and other illustrations)
  15. Are You Trying to Prove Something?
    (by Mark Trotter)
  16. Going Somewhere
    (by Keith Wagner)
  17. The Great Escape
    (by Keith Wagner)
  18. Images of Abraham
    (Compiled by Jenee Woodard)
  19. Images of Sarah
    (Compiled by Jenee Woodard)
  20. Movies/Scenes Representing Abraham
    (Compiled by Jenee Woodard)
  21. Movies/Scenes Representing Covenant
    (Compiled by Jenee Woodard)
  22. Movies/Scenes Representing Faith
    (Compiled by Jenee Woodard)



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3) Resources from 2011 to 2013

  1. Sons of Abraham
    (by Phil Bloom)
  2. Blessed Through You
    (by Dan Bollerud)
  3. Where Are You Going?
    (by Dan Bollerud)
  4. The Blessing of Abram
    (by Larry Broding)
  5. The Longest and Hardest Journey
    (by Dan Clendenin)
  6. Agents of Blessing
    (by Robert Cornwall)
  7. Reclaiming a Founding Vision
    (by Robert Cornwall)
  8. Wide Open Spaces
    (by Daniel Deffinbaugh)
  9. Lectionary Blog
    (from Desperate Preacher)
  10. Dependable Faith
    (by Robert Elder)
  11. Blessing the World
    (from Faith Element)
  12. The Trip Was a Bit Scary but Well Worth It
    (by Vince Gerhardy)
  13. Where Do You Want to Be?
    (by Steve Godfrey)
  14. Lectionary Reflections
    (by Roddy Hamilton)
  15. The Unfinished Journey
    (by Peter Haynes)
  16. Lectionary Reflections
    (by Phil Heinze)
  17. Lent 2
    (by Scott Hoezee)
    ("Some years ago there was a cover story in National Geographic magazine was about Abraham. The article's author re-traces the steps of Abraham's journeys through the Ancient Near East by taking a modern trip along that same path. He notes along the way the varying ways by which the Abraham story has been used and interpreted by Jews, Christians, and Muslims alike...")
  18. The Linchpin of the Bible
    (by John Holbert)
  19. One Family Under God
    (by Charles Love)
  20. Bold Blessing
    (by Lizette Merchán)
  21. Commentary
    (by Dennis Olson)
  22. I'll Tell You When We Get There
    (by Russell Rathbun)
  23. Lectio Divina When in Doubt
    (by Todd Spencer)
  24. Lectionary Reflections
    (by Wesley White)
  25. Blessed to Be a Blessing
    (by Sue Whitt)



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4) Resources from 2008 to 2010

  1. Blessed to Be a Blessing
    (by Steven Albertin)
  2. Preaching Stories of Family Origins: Readings from the Book of Genesis
    (by Ron Allen)
  3. Sitting Light to Tradition
    (by Neil Bishop)
  4. Be a Blessing for Others
    (by Dan Bollerud)
  5. Deep Sense of Joy
    (by Dan Bollerud)
  6. Lots of Fervent Prayer
    (by Dan Bollerud)
  7. Worship
    (by Dan Bollerud)
  8. God's Untamable Promise and Jesus Christ
    (by David Carr)
  9. Abraham in Three Movements
    (by Daniel Clendenin)
  10. The Journey Without, The Journey Within: Ignorance, Inclusion, and Impotence
    (by Daniel Clendenin)
  11. Lectionary Reflections
    (by Kate Crawford)
  12. Lectionary Blog (Ordinary 10)
    (from Desperate Preacher)
  13. Lectionary Blog (Lent 2)
    (from Desperate Preacher)
  14. Get Out of Haran, Now!
    (by Brad Hertzler)
  15. A Fresh Start
    (by Donald Hoffman)
  16. Begin Again
    (by Robert Kitchen)
  17. Abram
    (Narrative Sermon by Paul Larsen)
  18. Leaving Home
    (by Bill Long)
  19. How to Be a Blessing
    (by James McCrea)
  20. Pentecost 4
    (by Geoff McElroy)
  21. A New Start in the Great Unknown
    (by Nathan Nettleton)
  22. Pilgrims by Choice
    (by Michael Phillips)
  23. Lion King: Reborn
    (by Beth Quick)
  24. Commentary
    (by Mark Throntveit)
  25. Illustrations, Quotes and Lectionary Reflections
    (by Various Authors)
  26. Every Day, By Baptism, Born Again
    (by David von Schlichten)
    ("In the movie Bright Lights, Big City, Michael J. Fox plays Jamie, a young man who has moved to New York City in the hopes of becoming a famous writer. Instead, his wife has left him, and he is stuck in an unfulfilling job as a fact-checker for a magazine...")
  27. Traveling with God
    (by Keith Wagner)
  28. Pentecost 4A
    (by Wesley White)
  29. Lent 2A
    (by Wesley White)
  30. Commentary
    (by Frank Yamada)



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5) Resources from the Archives

  1. More Sermons on Faith
    (from the Archives)
  2. Abraham and Sarah
    (A Discussion with Robert Alter et al)
  3. It's About Faith
    (by Fred Anderson)
  4. Starting Over
    (by Fred Anderson)
  5. Don't Go Away Mad, Just Go!
    (by John Ashbaugh)
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  6. Letting Go And Moving On
    (by Peter Blackburn)
  7. Abraham: An Illustration of All Who Believe
    (by Ralph Bouma)
  8. Chosen for Godliness through God's Sovereign Grace
    (by Ralph Bouma)
  9. A Kingdom People
    (by Debra Bowman)
  10. Commentary
    (by Dennis Bratcher)
  11. The Blessing of Abram
    (by Larry Broding)
  12. The Influence of Influence
    (by Herbert Bronstein)
  13. Abraham's Journey of Faith
    (by Rodney Buchanan)
  14. Abraham's Call
    (by Iain Campbell)
  15. Abraham, the Father of Us All
    (by Dan Clendenin)
  16. Leave Your Country
    (by Dan Clendenin)
  17. Our Heavenly Journey
    (by David Coffin, Jr.)
  18. Call and Awakening
    (from Comparative World Scriptures)
  19. Abraham's Struggle to Believe
    (by James R. Davis)
  20. Blessings and Promises
    (by Patricia de Jong)
  21. The Call of Abram
    (by Robert Deffinbaugh)
  22. The Blessing of Faith
    (by Garry Deverell)
  23. Abraham and Sarah
    (by Ronald Ecker)
  24. On the Road
    (by Robert Elder)
  25. The Call of Abraham and Sarah
    (by Richard Fairchild)
  26. The Call of Abraham
    (by Bryan Findlayson)
  27. Wandering in the Wilderness
    (by Frank Fisher)
  28. Ready for Great Things
    (by Ken Gehrels)
  29. Father Abraham
    (by Bruce Goettsche)
  30. Illustration on Not Knowing Where You Are Going
    (by Billy Graham)
  31. Lent 2
    (by Anna Grant-Henderson)
  32. Pentecost 3
    (by Anna Grant-Henderson)
  33. Traveling with Kids
    (by Peter Haynes)
  34. Birth of a Covenant
    (by Shai Held)
  35. Contours of Faith
    (by Greg Herrick)
  36. The Faith of Abraham
    (by Joseph King)
  37. Lent 2
    (by Ralph Klein)
  38. Together Into the Future
    (by Linda Kraft)
  39. Old Testament Life and Literature
    (by Gerald Larue)
  40. The Lord Will Provide
    (by Bryn MacPhail)
  41. Abraham: The Father of Three Religions
    (by Edward Markquart)
  42. Abraham, An Example to Fathers
    (by James McCullen)
  43. The Risk Takers
    (by Russell Metcalfe)
  44. Call and Promise
    (by Bill Moyers)
  45. The Covenant of Abraham
    (by John Piper)
  46. Chosen People?
    (by Bruce Prewer)
  47. Faith Is a Wonderful Trip
    (by Bruce Prewer)
  48. Abraham
    (by Robert Rayburn)
  49. Listen Up!
    (by Prince Raney Rivers)
  50. A Man for the Hour
    (by David Roper)
  51. The Family in the Bible
    (by James Sanders)
  52. Fear
    (by Ed Searcy)
  53. Justified by Faith?!
    (by Ed Searcy)
  54. Break Out of Your Box
    (by Mike Slaughter)
  55. Scripture Study
    (by Scott Sperling)
  56. The Beginning of Faith
    (by Ray C. Stedman)
  57. A Journey of Faith
    (by Bob Stump)
  58. Let Go and Let God
    (by Bob Stump)
  59. New Life Is Being Justified by Grace
    (by Bob Stump)
  60. God's Blessing
    (by John Swanson)
  61. All Through the Night
    (from the UCC)
  62. Risk and Trust
    (from the UCC)
  63. Lent 2
    (by Howard Wallace)
  64. Pentecost 3
    (by Howard Wallace et al)
  65. Faith Rhythms
    (from Homiletics Online)
  66. Brothers Reconciled
    (by Arthur Waskow)
  67. Walking in the Presence
    (by Bill Wylie-Kellermann)
  68. The Man Who Never Returned
    (by Steve Zeisler)
  69. Mission among Muslims
    (by Herbert Zorn)



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6) The Classics

  1. Commentary on Genesis
    (by John Calvin)
  2. Commentary
    (by Adam Clarke)
  3. Commentary
    (by Matthew Henry)
  4. Concise Commentary
    (by Matthew Henry)
  5. Commentary
    (by Robert Jamieson)
  6. The Call of Abraham
    (by Robert Murray M'Cheyne)
  7. Notes
    (by John Wesley)



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7) Children's Resources

  1. God Says "Go!"
    (by Sharron Blezard)
  2. Climbing the Mountain
    (by Larry Broding)
  3. Abram Leaves Home
    (from the Children's Chapel)
  4. Crossword Puzzle on Genesis 12
    (by Don Crownover)
  5. Faith in God
    (Lesson Plans from the Episcopal Church)
  6. Traveling with God
    (by Richard Fairchild)
  7. Risking And Trusting With God
    (by Richard Fairchild)
  8. God Calls Abram
    (from Higher Praise)
  9. Journey to Faith
    (by Jim Kerlin)
  10. Faith for the Journey
    (by Charles Kirkpatrick)
  11. Faith for the Journey (Coloring Page)
    (by Charles Kirkpatrick)
  12. Faith for the Journey (Crossword Puzzle)
    (by Charles Kirkpatrick)
  13. Faith for the Journey (Fill in the Blanks Puzzle)
    (by Charles Kirkpatrick)
  14. Faith for the Journey (Maze Puzzle)
    (by Charles Kirkpatrick)
  15. Faith for the Journey (Multiple Choice Quiz)
    (by Charles Kirkpatrick)
  16. Faith for the Journey (Word Jumble Puzzle)
    (by Charles Kirkpatrick)
  17. Faith for the Journey (Word Search)
    (by Charles Kirkpatrick)
  18. Word Searches (Lent 2A)
    (by Reg McMillan)
  19. Lectionary Puzzles (Proper 5A)
    (by Reg McMillan)
  20. Bold Blessing
    (by Gloria Otis)
  21. The Captain's Promise
    (Drama by Michele Pitman)
  22. Abraham Receives a Promise from God
    (from Sunday School Lessons)
  23. A New Home
    (by Marcia Taylor Thompson)
  24. Faith for the Journey
    (Interactive Group Activities by Carol Williams and Charles Kirkpatrick)



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8) Recursos en Español

  1. Hijos de Abraham
    (by Phil Bloom)



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9) Currently Unavailable

  1. History Begins
    (by Ross Bartlett)
  2. When the Bell Tolls
    (by Ross Bartlett)
  3. Sacrifice and Judgment
    (by Paul Colbert)
  4. To Be Blessed or To Be a Blessing
    (by Jeeva Sam)






For additional resources on this text, please return to
Ordinary 10A or
Lent 2A