Symbols: Torch, Sword, Mountain,
Abraham is our father in faith.
He is the man of faith and patriarch of Israel with whom God made a covenant
which promised him land in which to live and many descendants, a great
people for whom the Lord would be their God. Through Abraham God formed
the people to whom he would later give the law by revelation through Moses.
With the advent of Christ, the people of Israel would serve as the root
to which the Gentiles would be grafted by their coming to believe.
Genesis 12:2-3; 17:4-6