Saturday, April 23, 2016

Genesis 22:1-18 - A handout / outline

You may wish to look away now if you are expecting to hear me preach tomorrow:

The Ultimate Sacrifice

Genesis 22:1-18 (page 22)

(1) Abraham’s test (vv1-2)

God tests (proves, establishes) our faith (James 1:2-3)

Isaac the promised seed / offspring

Would we give up what we most cherish / what we pin our hopes on?

(2) Abraham’s trust (vv3-12)

Prompt (v3a), thorough (v3b), sustained (v4), complete obedience (v10)

The obedience of faith – real faith acts (James 2:20-24)

Faith in the resurrection power of God (Hebrews 11:17-19)

(3) God’s provision (v13)

A substitute sacrifice

Cf. the thorns of Genesis 3:18; Crown of thorns?

(4) God’s promise (vv14-18)

V14 – The mountain, Mount Moriah = Jerusalem (2 Chronicles 3:1)

Cf. Isaac carrying the wood to the place of sacrifice (v6) and Jesus carrying his cross to Calvary

Jesus The Lamb of God, the ultimate sacrifice, the offspring seed of Abraham who brings blessing to all the nations

God does not withhold his only Son, whom he loves (Romans 8:32)

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