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					Abraham’s Trial of Faith
         Abraham – A Man of Faith
Genesis 12:1-4
Now the LORD had said to Abram:
    ―Get out of your country,
        From your family
        And from your father’s house,
        To a land that I will show you.
2 I will make you a great nation;
        I will bless you
        And make your name great;
        And you shall be a blessing.
3 I will bless those who bless you,
        And I will curse him who curses you;
        And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.‖
   4 So Abram departed as the LORD had spoken to him, and
   Lot went with him. And Abram was seventy-five years old when
   he departed from Haran.
      Abraham – A Man of Faith
Genesis 13:1-4
 1 Then Abram went up from Egypt, he and his
 wife and all that he had, and Lot with him, to the
 South. 2 Abram was very rich in livestock, in
 silver, and in gold. 3 And he went on his journey
 from the South as far as Bethel, to the place
 where his tent had been at the beginning,
 between Bethel and Ai, 4 to the place of the
 altar which he had made there at first. And
 there Abram called on the name of the
 LORD.
         Abraham - A Man of Faith
Genesis 15:1-6
  1 After these things the word of the LORD came to Abram in a
  vision, saying, ―Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your
  exceedingly great reward.‖
  2 But Abram said, ―Lord GOD, what will You give me, seeing I
  go childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?‖
  3 Then Abram said, ―Look, You have given me no offspring;
  indeed one born in my house is my heir!‖
  4 And behold, the word of the LORD came to him, saying, ―This
  one shall not be your heir, but one who will come from your own
  body shall be your heir.‖ 5 Then He brought him outside and
  said, ―Look now toward heaven, and count the stars if you are
  able to number them.‖ And He said to him, ―So shall your
  descendants be.‖
  6 And he believed in the LORD, and He accounted it to him
  for righteousness.
                         The Trial
Genesis 22:1-14
   1 Now it came to pass after these things that God tested
  Abraham, and said to him, ―Abraham!‖
  And he said, ―Here I am.‖
  2 Then He said, ―Take now your son, your only son Isaac,
  whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him
  there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I
  shall tell you.‖
  3 So Abraham rose early in the morning and saddled his
  donkey, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his
  son; and he split the wood for the burnt offering, and arose and
  went to the place of which God had told him. 4 Then on the
  third day Abraham lifted his eyes and saw the place afar off. 5
  And Abraham said to his young men, ―Stay here with the
  donkey; the lad and I will go yonder and worship, and we will
  come back to you.‖
                         The Trial
Genesis 22:1-14
   6 So Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering and laid it on
  Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife, and
  the two of them went together. 7 But Isaac spoke to Abraham
  his father and said, ―My father!‖
  And he said, ―Here I am, my son.‖
  Then he said, ―Look, the fire and the wood, but where is the
  lamb for a burnt offering?‖
  8 And Abraham said, ―My son, God will provide for Himself the
  lamb for a burnt offering.‖ So the two of them went together.
  9 Then they came to the place of which God had told him. And
  Abraham built an altar there and placed the wood in order; and
  he bound Isaac his son and laid him on the altar, upon the
  wood. 10 And Abraham stretched out his hand and took the
  knife to slay his son.
                         The Trial
Genesis 22:1-14
   11 But the Angel of the LORD called to him from heaven and
  said, ―Abraham, Abraham!‖
  So he said, ―Here I am.‖
  12 And He said, ―Do not lay your hand on the lad, or do
  anything to him; for now I know that you fear God, since you
  have not withheld your son, your only son, from Me.‖
  13 Then Abraham lifted his eyes and looked, and there behind
  him was a ram caught in a thicket by its horns. So Abraham
  went and took the ram, and offered it up for a burnt offering
  instead of his son. 14 And Abraham called the name of the
  place, The-LORD-Will-Provide; as it is said to this day, ―In the
  Mount of the LORD it shall be provided.‖
  Abraham’s Faith Manifested:
• Sacrifice
                          Sacrifice
Genesis 22:2 Then He said, ―Take now your son, your only son
  Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer
  him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I
  shall tell you.‖
Matthew 19:21 Jesus said to him, ―If you want to be perfect, go,
  sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have
  treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.‖
Luke 14:26-27 ―If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his
  father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes,
  and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple. 27 And
  whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be
  My disciple.
Romans 12:1-2 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies
  of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy,
  acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And do
  not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the
  renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good
  and acceptable and perfect will of God.
  Abraham’s Faith Manifested:
• Sacrifice
• Obedience
                       Obedience
Genesis 22:3 So Abraham rose early in the morning and saddled
  his donkey, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac
  his son; and he split the wood for the burnt offering, and arose
  and went to the place of which God had told him.
Hebrews 11:17 By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered
  up Isaac, and he who had received the promises offered up his
  only begotten son,
James 2:21-24 Was not Abraham our father justified by works
  when he offered Isaac his son on the altar? 22 Do you see that
  faith was working together with his works, and by works faith
  was made perfect? 23 And the Scripture was fulfilled which
  says, “Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for
  righteousness.” And he was called the friend of God. 24 You
  see then that a man is justified by works, and not by faith only.
  Abraham’s Faith Manifested:
• Sacrifice
• Obedience
• Expectation
                    Expectation
Genesis 22:5 And Abraham said to his young men,
 ―Stay here with the donkey; the lad and I will go
 yonder and worship, and we will come back to you.‖
Hebrews 11:18-19 of whom it was said, “In Isaac your
 seed shall be called,” 19 concluding that God was able
 to raise him up, even from the dead, from which he
 also received him in a figurative sense.
  – Genesis 21:12 But God said to Abraham, ―Do not let it be
    displeasing in your sight because of the lad or because of
    your bondwoman. Whatever Sarah has said to you, listen to
    her voice; for in Isaac your seed shall be called.
    Abraham’s Faith Manifested:
•   Sacrifice
•   Obedience
•   Expectation
•   Assurance
                    Assurance
Genesis 22:8 And Abraham said, ―My son, God will
  provide for Himself the lamb for a burnt offering.‖ So
  the two of them went together.
Romans 8:31-32 What then shall we say to these
  things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He
  who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up
  for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us
  all things?
Acts 27:25 Therefore take heart, men, for I believe God
  that it will be just as it was told me.
2 Timothy 1:12 For this reason I also suffer these
  things; nevertheless I am not ashamed, for I know
  whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is
  able to keep what I have committed to Him until that
  Day.
    Abraham’s Faith Manifested:
•   Sacrifice
•   Obedience
•   Expectation
•   Assurance
•   Persistence
                    Persistence
Genesis 22:9 Then they came to the place of which
  God had told him. And Abraham built an altar there
  and placed the wood in order; and he bound Isaac his
  son and laid him on the altar, upon the wood.
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who
  strengthens me.
Revelation 2:10 Do not fear any of those things which
  you are about to suffer. Indeed, the devil is about to
  throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested,
  and you will have tribulation ten days. Be faithful until
  death, and I will give you the crown of life.
    Abraham’s Faith Manifested:
•   Sacrifice
•   Obedience
•   Expectation
•   Assurance
•   Persistence
•   Victory
                       Victory
Genesis 22:12 And He said, ―Do not lay your hand on
  the lad, or do anything to him; for now I know that you
  fear God, since you have not withheld your son, your
  only son, from Me.‖
1 John 5:4 For whatever is born of God overcomes the
  world. And this is the victory that has overcome the
  world—our faith.
1 Corinthians 15:57-58 But thanks be to God, who gives
  us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
  58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast,
  immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord,
  knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.
    Abraham’s Faith Manifested:
 Romans 4:7-12
• Sacrifice those whose lawless deeds are forgiven,
     “ Blessed are
      And whose sins are covered;
• Obedience man to whom the LORD shall not impute
       8 Blessed is the
 sin.”
• 9Expectation
      Does this blessedness then come upon the circumcised only,
 or upon the uncircumcised also? For we say that faith was
•accounted to Abraham for righteousness. 10 How then was it
    Assurance
 accounted? While he was circumcised, or uncircumcised? Not
•while circumcised, but while uncircumcised. 11 And he received
    Persistence
•the sign of circumcision,uncircumcised, that he mightof the faith
    Victory while still a seal of the righteousness be the father
 which he had
 of all those who believe, though they are uncircumcised, that
 righteousness might be imputed to them also, 12 and the father of
 circumcision to those who not only are of the circumcision, but
 who also walk in the steps of the faith which our father
 Abraham had while still uncircumcised.

				
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