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Around the same time as John, Paul, George and Ringo were changing pop culture forever, David Watson was being used by God to bring lasting change to the church in Britain.
Bestselling author, international evangelist, gifted preacher and Bible teacher, leader of the Charismatic movement and advocate of reconciliation in Northern Ireland, David Watson was one of the most influential English Christian leaders in the latter part of the 20th century. Now, 30 years since his early death from cancer, his teaching is as relevant, wise and fresh as when it was first given. Compiled from David's preaching over 20 years, this series of books offers us help on our journey of faith.
In this first book, looking at Abraham's own journey of faith, we are encouraged to have faith in God's promises even through difficult times. By trusting in God, our faith will grow, we will see his promises fulfilled, and be enabled to share these blessings with others. David knew difficulty in his own life but he also knew great blessing. In this book he urges us to keep believing God's promises, to wait patiently for his blessing and to live with confidence that God will do what he has promised.
I remember several years ago hearing of a lorry driver who had switched on his cab radio and found himself listening to David Watson. David's calm, authoritative exposition of scripture caused the driver to pull into a lay-by where in tears and smitten by God's word, he surrendered his life to Christ. This slim, little book of sermons based on Abraham's life is a gem. In stark contrast to so many of today‘s self-help, works righteousness exhortations from megastar life coaches, David allows the Holy Spirit to unfold God's wisdom and focuses on what Christ has done for is. Excellent for personal or home group use, or by preachers.
"I first heard David Watson preach in 1974 shortly after I had come to faith in Christ. I sat spellbound as I listened to his simple, clear and compelling unravelling of the gospel. I have read every book that he has written - many of them several times...This is timeless wisdom for 21st century discipleship and I commend it to you."
Many readers will be familiar with the name of David Watson, one of the most influential Christian leaders of the late 20th century. Now, 25 years after his early death from cancer, his biblical and always practical teaching is once more available in this slim volume. David looks at the life of Abraham and urges us to keep believing God's promises and to live with confidence that God will do what he has promised.