March 27, 2016

“Abraham’s Faith was an Easter Faith”

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Passage: Genesis 22, Hebrews 11:8-12, 17-19
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“Abraham’s Faith was an Easter Faith”

Genesis 22, Hebrews 11:8-12, 17-19

 

  1. Abraham obeyed God - Easter faith always includes obedience
  2. Abraham obeyed God from the time of his calling
  3. Abraham obeyed God with respect to the command to sacrifice

his son (Gen. 22:1-10)

 

  1. Abraham trusted God - Easter faith always includes trust
  2. He trusted God since his calling
  3. He trusted God even though what God said did not make sense

(Gen. 22:2-3)

  1. Easter faith includes both obedience and unconditional trust -

Abraham had both

 

  1. Abraham believed God could raise the dead - Easter faith is all about

resurrection

  1. It was reflected in his willingness to get up early to carry

out God’s request

  1. It was reflected in Abraham’s comments to his servants

(Gen. 22:4-5)

  1. It was also reflected in his comments to his son (Gen. 22:9-14)
  2. It was seen in his willingness to slay his son (Gen. 22:9-14)
  3. It is also seen from additional New Testament revelation

(Hebrews 11:17-19)

 

  1. Because of Abraham’s Easter faith, all the nations of the earth can

be blessed

  1. The blessing was promised by God (Gen. 22:15-18)
  2. This great blessing Abraham received through Easter faith can

apply to us

  1. The work of Christ on the cross was foreshadowed by the ram

(Gen. 22:13-14)

  1. The resurrection of Christ is the final triumphant moment in

God’s plan of redemption

 

  1. If we put our faith and trust in Christ, we become part of the

same prophetic blessing

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