Sermon outline provided by John Rose
Summary: About four hundred twenty-eight years elapsed between the call of Abraham (Genesis 12:1-3) and God’s oral proclamation of the Ten Commandments from Mount Sinai (Exodus 20:1-17). In those intervening four hundred years, through the promise of God unto Abraham, Israel became a nation with Divinely appointed law and purpose. God declared that Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob would be greatly blessed and through them all the nations of the earth would also be blessed. Through the centuries from Abraham to Sinai, God was molding and making a people, a peculiar treasure unto Himself. By way of calling, trials nation of royal priests – a nation whose inheritance is God: this nation, this people is the church of Christ.