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Abraham: Father of Many Nations presented by Lamplight Theatre

Contributed • May 16, 2019 at 12:00 AM

KINGSPORT— “And your descendants will be as numerous as the stars.” That was the promise that God gave Abraham. The story of one of the greatest patriarchs of faith will debut at LampLight Theatre on May 17. 

Historically, Abraham became known as “The Father of Many Nations” through a promise given to him by God. Throughout history, he has been venerated by three different religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. It was Abraham’s faith in the “one true living God” that has built kingdoms and divided nations.

From a famine that led his kinsmen to Egypt, to the destruction of Sodom, Abraham shows his courage and compassion as a leader. A promise from God would cause his barren wife to take matters into her own hands. Jealousy supervenes when Sarah gives her Egyptian slave to Abraham to bear a child named Ishmael.

Through tragedy and triumph, God’s promise to Abraham that he would be the “Father of Many Nations” would come true through the miracle of his son. Abraham’s pinnacle of faith came when He was called by God to sacrifice his only son.

Abraham: “The Father of Many Nations” will be presented for two consecutive weekends May 17-19, May 24-26, and June 1-2. Friday and Saturday nights at 7 p.m., and Saturday matinees will be at 2 p.m. Sunday matinees will be at 3 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults, $7 for students. Free for children 5 and under. Seniors and groups get a discount. Doors will open one hour before the show.

For reservations and information, please contact the LampLight box office at (423) 343-1766, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or online at www.lamplighttheatre.com.

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