By His Wounds We Are Healed – The Sacrifice of Isaac

By His Wounds We Are Healed – The Sacrifice of Isaac is the first lesson in our Lent Bible study series.  There is a lot of ground to cover in Lent.  We will be watching and preaching on the Passion Readings this season.  That means the lessons appointed for each Sunday won’t get much attention.  That is, of course, unless we look at the lessons in the Bible study following worship.  Each week we’ll talk about the Passion Readings viewed by the congregation and then take a look at one of the lessons!

Since we’ve been spending time looking angels and demons we actually considered the Temptation of Christ about a month ago.  So we’ll so on a hike with Abraham and Isaac.

Abram was a name that meant exalted father in Hebrew.  That all changed when God made a promise to Abram that he would be the father of many nations.  There was just one problem with that promise – Abram didn’t have any kids.  Abram and his wife Sarai were past the age of child bearing.  That is no problem for the Lord Almighty who promised that the child would be born to the elderly couple AND HE WAS!  Happy day!  Isaac was born!  God was keeping his promise of not only having kids, but his promise of sending a Savior.  God keeps his promises.

The temptation to Abraham was to shift Isaac into the position of 1st importance in life.  Yes, Isaac could have become an idol.  That doesn’t mean Abraham would’ve bowed down and worshipped his son, but ANYTHING or, in this case, ANYONE can become more important that God.  We still see this today when parents make poor choices regarding their children.  The truth is that children are on loan to parents from God and at any time God can ask for them back early.  This is a heartbreaking thought.  That is exactly what God asked of Abraham.

Want to hear more?  Watch this week’s Bible study from our series By His Wounds We Are Healed – The Sacrifice of Isaac.

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