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Genesis 22:1-14
The Faith Test
November 22, 2015
First Baptist Church
Jackson, Mississippi
USA
What’s the number one thing...
Carols by Candlelight—40 DAYS OF PRAYER—
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Keyboards at Christmas
Sunday, December 20, 2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Christmas Eve Service
Thursday, December 24
Sanctuary—5...
French Camp Academy
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Genesis 24:1-17
God Provides
November 29, 2015
Fir...
Hebrews 11:1 NKJV
1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
(Jehovah Jireh – the ...
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 ...
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In the NT Jesus said;
John 15:14-16 NKJV
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Chuck Missler
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The Resurrection of Isaac
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Jesus tells that in the book of Jonah (OT) His resurrection was foretold and we
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The fact that he believed on a resurrection is what saved him. Galatians 3:8 tells
us that - 8 And the Scripture, foreseei...
God had made a promise to Abraham that he would have a son with his wife,
Sarah.
• God keeps His promises; He cannot lie (...
Abraham's receptivity of faith that allowed God to "bring life out of death, and
call into being that which did not exist"...
Hebrews 11:17-19 NKJV
17 By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had
received the promises offe...
John 15:13-14 NKJV
13 Greater love has no one than this, than to (willingly) lay down one’s life for his
friends. 14 You a...
Abraham was so certain that God would resurrect Isaac that he told the two
servants that “we” will return.
• Abraham knew ...
Verse 8 Went together (in agreement for the second time)
Abraham said that God will provide for Himself.
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Isaiah 53:10 says it pleased the Lord to bruise Him because it opened the way for
Him Who is not willing that any should p...
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11 November 22, 2015, Genesis 22;1-14, The Faith Test

  1. 1. Genesis 22:1-14 The Faith Test November 22, 2015 First Baptist Church Jackson, Mississippi USA What’s the number one thing? The Glory of God! http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-HdKEr1hZ7iI/TWY2eWJdLoI/AAAAAAAAAgw/V0dVLTrGG1g/s1600/Glory.jpg 1 Corinthians 10:31 NKJV 31 Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-KFOtNWjTX5s/UdT_aGKSebI/AAAAAAAAAB0/ieKqL_IsJHg/s960/1031-wallpaper-slide-v2.gif November Memory Verse Acts 1:8 NIV 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
  2. 2. Carols by Candlelight—40 DAYS OF PRAYER— Please join all of us in this season of prayer for Carols by Candlelight. Specific requests will be delivered by e-mail daily through December 10th. Sign up at: CarolsbyCandlelight.org Printed prayer guides will also be available each week. INVITE AN UNCHURCHED FRIEND TO ATTEND CAROLS Carols by Candlelight— Dec 11—7:00 p.m. (Friday); Dec 12—3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. (Saturday); Dec 13—3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. (Sunday). Hal Warren has asked if anyone would volunteer after a Carols by Candlelight performance to put guest’s information into a data base which will be located in the Music Suite. He estimates it will take 35 to 45 mins to enter the information. This information about our guests who had visited Carols will be used for follow up visits. Individuals may volunteer by e-mailing enunn@fbcj.org.
  3. 3. Keyboards at Christmas Sunday, December 20, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Christmas Eve Service Thursday, December 24 Sanctuary—5:00 p.m. One Worship Service Sunday, December 29 at 10:30 a.m. No Sunday School or Evening Activities or Evening Worship Service. Please Pray For The Pastor Search Committee Ross Aven Rodney DePriest Laurel Ditto Susan Lindsay Chris Maddux Joe Young Paul Moak, Jr. (Chairman)
  4. 4. French Camp Academy http://thehowellfamily.yolasite.com/resources/French%20Camp%20sign.jpg Share your faith with one person each month and build a relationship with them, so they will become a believer in 2015 as God uses you to plant seeds with that person. Luke 19:11-27 http://beavercreekchristian.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/becoming-a-disciple-maker.jpg How have you seen God at work during the week? http://www.tillhecomes.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/God_At_Work.jpg
  5. 5. Sunday http://tse2.mm.bing.net/th?id=JN.YeZK4m9R0ZovA7PRca4vag&pid=15.1 Genesis 24:1-17 God Provides November 29, 2015 First Baptist Church Jackson, Mississippi USA TODAY Genesis 22:1-14 The Faith Test
  6. 6. Hebrews 11:1 NKJV 1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. (Jehovah Jireh – the LORD sees) Genesis 22:1-14 NKJV Abraham’s Faith Confirmed 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.” 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. 11 But the Angel of the Lord called to him from heaven and said, “Abraham, Abraham!”
  7. 7. 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 (Hebrew YHWH Yireh); as it is said to this day, “In the Mount of the Lord it shall be provided.” Genesis 22:1-14 NKJV http://www.levitt.tv/bin/data_XML?size=600x&img=/media/data/V1234%20Abraham.jpg http://wheelsms.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/abraham-title-slide.jpg James 2:23 NKJV 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.
  8. 8. http://www.awordforthesoul.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/John15_14.jpeg In the NT Jesus said; John 15:14-16 NKJV 14 You are My friends if you do whatever I command you (obedience). 15 No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you. 16 You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you. John 15:14-16 NKJV You don’t tell strangers your secrets, you tell your friends your secrets. Friend of God as Abraham was, God let him in on what He was doing. Abraham’s part was to obey God so that God could bring to him what He had already promised him. Our part is obedience through faith – our human response to Divine provision. Our obedience makes it possible for God to give all that He has promised to us and that is also the basis for our praying. God will not bless disobedience.
  9. 9. Chuck Missler http://christiandfahey.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/chuck-missler.jpg The Resurrection of Isaac One of Chuck Missler’s favorite chapters in the Bible is Genesis 22. • 66 books in the Bible written over a period of 1500 years by 40 different men but directed by a single Author! From Genesis to Revelation the books are supernaturally engineered – all about Jesus. 1 Corinthians 15 What is the Gospel? 1 Corinthians 15 opens with the Gospel & climaxes with the Rapture! 1 Corinthians 15:1 & 3-4 NKJV 1 Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the Gospel… 3 Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures (OT), 4 and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures (OT), 1 Corinthians 15:1 & 3-4 NKJV There are 300 details of Jesus’ life in the Old Testament. Where in the Old Testament does it prophesy that Jesus would be resurrected the third day?
  10. 10. Jesus tells that in the book of Jonah (OT) His resurrection was foretold and we read in Psalm 16:10 - http://wallpaper.knowing-jesus.com/file/3114/600x338/16:9/psalm-16-10-you-will-not-abandon-me_814450705.jpg On the fourth day the body stinks (Lazarus). Genesis 22 ranks with Psalm 22 (from Jesus’ eyes) and Isaiah 53 (reason) in the OT concerning the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ! Look back 60 years to see how God started uniquely preparing Abraham for this day. In Genesis 12, God told Abram to leave his home and then in Genesis 13 He told Abram to leave Lot. All this time Abram’s faith is being tested and is growing through both successes and failures. Then comes the climatic point here in Genesis 22 when Abraham tells God, “Yes, I will offer Isaac”. He well knew that God had promised him that his seed would go on through Isaac and that since Isaac did not have any children yet, God would have to do something miraculous – like a resurrection! That is the conviction that saved Abraham’s soul, the resurrection of his only son. The fact that Abraham believed and God counted it unto him as righteousness was not the issue.
  11. 11. The fact that he believed on a resurrection is what saved him. Galatians 3:8 tells us that - 8 And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the Gospel to Abraham beforehand, Abraham knew the Gospel (the Gospel in the stars in Genesis 15:6) and he knew that he was acting out prophecy in Genesis 22 - 1 Now it came to pass after these things that God tested Abraham, and said to him, “Abraham!” “after what things”? The Holy Spirit is hinting here – the preparation had to take place in order to bring Abraham to this point. God said, “take your son, your only son” – wait a minute, Abraham had two sons (Ishmael and Isaac) but God calls Isaac his only son. • Earlier, Abraham would have protested, “HEY, what about Ishmael?” Ishmael is thought of as the son of the flesh (Abraham decided in the flesh to try and help God out) while Isaac is called the son of the Spirit or the son of the Promise. Galatians 4:22-23 NKJV 22 For it is written that Abraham had two sons: the one by a bondwoman, the other by a freewoman. 23 But he who was of the bondwoman was born according to the flesh, and he of the freewoman through promise, http://livingthequestion.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Galations1.jpg Paul was referring to the motivation that prompted Abraham to accept Sarah's suggestion and consent to the cultural capitulation of using a young slave- maiden as a proxy for child-bearing.
  12. 12. God had made a promise to Abraham that he would have a son with his wife, Sarah. • God keeps His promises; He cannot lie (Numb. 23:19; Titus 1:2; Heb. 6:18) and what He promises, He is quite capable of performing (Gen. 18:14; Lk. 1:37; Rom. 4:21). When man takes matters into his own hands and attempts to help God out by trying to bring about God's promises by human means and the devices of self- effort, then he has acted "according to the flesh." A promise from God is not a challenge for man to assist God in bringing the promise to pass, despite the abominable religious clichés that say, "God helps those who help themselves;" or "Just do something, and God will bless it." Abraham acted "according to the flesh" when he listened to his wife instead of God, and chose what Major Ian Thomas has called "the reasonable alternative to faith", by thinking that he could perform and enact what could only be accomplished by God. By contrast, “the son by the free woman (was born) through the promise.” God took Abraham who was "as good as dead" (Rom. 4:19) at one hundred years of age and Sarah with the "deadness of her womb" (Rom. 4:19) at ninety years of age, and supernaturally caused them to conceive Isaac in accord with His own promise. • God's work done God's way by God's grace is the only way that God is glorified (the #1 thing) in His creation. What God desires from man is simply the dependent and contingent reliance of receptivity to His divine activity, allowing Him to be and do what He desires to be and do in each person. This is the faith that Abraham exemplified as the prototypical "father" of faith (Romans 4:16; Galatians 3:7, 26, 29) for all Christians. Galatians 3:29 NKJV 29 And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise. http://antiochpeople.org/wp- content/uploads/2013/04/Yes-Free.png
  13. 13. Abraham's receptivity of faith that allowed God to "bring life out of death, and call into being that which did not exist" (Rom. 4:17) in his son, Isaac, was a pictorial prefiguring of God's promised regeneration and restoration of mankind in Jesus Christ. So Isaac, as the promised son received by faith by Abraham, was a type of the Promised Son, Jesus, in Whom all Christians become the promised "sons of Abraham" by faithful receptivity of the grace-dynamic of God in accord with His promise. The Son of God became the Son of Man (Christmas time) so that sons of men might become sons of God! Isaac was born "through the promise" as Abraham and Sarah were receptive by faith to the extraordinary act of God enacted through ordinary people and procedures. Galatians 4:28-29 NKJV 28 Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are children of promise. 29 But, as he who was born according to the flesh (Ishmael) then persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit (Isaac), even so it is now (in 2015). Genesis 22:2-3 NKJV 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. Genesis 22:2-3 NKJV Abraham is acting out God offering his only Son and the Holy Spirit emphasizes “only son” twice in this passage. God tells Abraham to go to a specific place – Mount Moriah! Q) When was Isaac dead to Abraham? A) When the commandment came.
  14. 14. Hebrews 11:17-19 NKJV 17 By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises offered up his only begotten son, 18 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. Hebrews 11:17-19 NKJV Q) When was Isaac given back to Abraham? A) When God provided the substitute on the Hill – the ram, the substitutionary ram that was ordained in the book of Leviticus. Q) How much time between when Isaac was dead to Abraham and the resurrection of Isaac? A) Three days! (see verse 4) Genesis 22:4 NKJV 4 Then on the third day Abraham lifted his eyes and saw the place afar off. Abraham lived near Beersheba and that is a three day journey to Mount Moriah – “Abraham lifted his eyes and saw the place afar off” (Gen 22:4b). He saw the geographic place afar off and he also saw the Gospel message afar off (1842 years before it happened) in the very same spot! “Abraham rejoiced to see My Day.” Jesus said in John 8 that Abraham rejoiced to see His Day. John 8:56-58 NKJV 56 “Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day, and he saw it and was glad.” 57 Then the Jews said to Him, “You are not yet fifty years old, and have You seen Abraham?” 58 Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.” John 8:56-58 NKJV When Jesus said “I AM”, He was stating that He was the voice of the burning bush! A willing, loving Father (Abraham/God) and His willing, loving, only begotten Son (Isaac/Jesus)! (John 3:16)
  15. 15. John 15:13-14 NKJV 13 Greater love has no one than this, than to (willingly) lay down one’s life for his friends. 14 You are My friends if you do whatever I command you. It is likely that Isaac was 33 years old when this momentous event occurred. 1812 BC (Isaac was 33) (Abraham 133) Sarah was 90 years old when Isaac was born and she lived to be 127 years old so Isaac was 37 when his mother, Sarah, died. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-owVfDH2RD8I/T8pi3-JaM9I/AAAAAAABcg0/9Rg8D__oFP4/s1600/1_2_abraham_savior.jpg Genesis 23:1-2 NKJV 1 Sarah lived one hundred and twenty-seven years; these were the years of the life of Sarah. 2 So Sarah died in Kirjath Arba (that is, Hebron) in the land of Canaan, and Abraham came to mourn for Sarah and to weep for her. The binding of Isaac probably occurred four years before she died when he was 33 years old. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-rRK-JPktdDk/UTi_-PHbmFI/AAAAAAAAF5Y/OTLPJtEzgvg/s1600/The_Bible_BindingofJacob.jpg Genesis 22:5 NKJV 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.”
  16. 16. Abraham was so certain that God would resurrect Isaac that he told the two servants that “we” will return. • Abraham knew (1 John 5:13) that he was acting out prophecy and he knew that God would preserve his seed through Isaac. Genesis 22:6 NKJV 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. John 19:17 NKJV 17 And He (Jesus), bearing His cross, went out to a place called the Place of a Skull, which is called in Hebrew, Golgotha, Fire and knife = judgment At the Garden of Eden we see the cherubim with fire and the sword (knife) guarding the way to the Tree of Life, not only so that Adam could not turn back but also that Satan could not block the way of his return. We see the same fire in the Shekinah glory and in the pillar of fire and the fire in the burning bush itself. • The bush was not consumed in the judgment fire. • Thorns were not consumed in the fire as a symbol of grace. That’s what drew Moses to the burning bush (God’s mercy) and that’s what draws us also: not His Righteousness but His Grace! In Hebrews 4:12 we see the knife again, the sword, the Word of God! Hebrews 4:12 NKJV 12 For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. In Genesis 22:6 we note that they went forth in agreement. The Hebrew word is translated agreement but the English word translates as together. Can two walk together and not be agreed? Amos 3:3 Verse 7 Where is the lamb?
  17. 17. Verse 8 Went together (in agreement for the second time) Abraham said that God will provide for Himself. Verse 9 specific place – Isaac had faith also, he was submissive too. Jesus became obedient, even to death on the cross. (Philippians 4:8) Substitute by God and Substitute for God! Romans 3 – God benefits also two sides to the cross – it benefits us and that is overwhelming! It also benefits the Lord – win/win. Romans 3:26 NKJV 26 to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus. http://media-cache- ec0.pinimg.com/736x/b6/d3/ac/b6d3ac8e4210ecee33d60accf88d4b2a.jpg Q) Why two men at the base of the hill? A) Two witnesses required (and also Jesus was crucified between two men). The father and son are alone. My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me? (Jesus was alone) Psalm 22 & Matt 27:46 http://3.s3.envato.com/files/50045917/002_WorshipCross.jpg
  18. 18. Isaiah 53:10 says it pleased the Lord to bruise Him because it opened the way for Him Who is not willing that any should perish. (the plan pleased) • It opened the way for sanctification and redemption without violating His nature, His righteousness, His justice. The Plan of Hope & Salvation John 3:16 NKJV 16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” John 14:6 NKJV 6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” Romans 3:23 NKJV 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, Romans 6:23a NKJV 23a For the wages of sin is death,  Death in this life (the first death) is 100%.  Even Jesus, the one who doesn’t deserve death, died in this life to pay the penalty for our sins.  The death referred to in Romans 6:23a is the second death explained in Revelation 21:8. Revelation 21:8 NKJV 8 “But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.” Romans 5:8 NKJV 8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 6:23b NKJV 23b but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Revelation 21:7 NKJV 7 “He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son.”  Romans 10:9-10 explains to us how to accept Jesus as our Savior.
  19. 19. Romans 10:9-10 NKJV 9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. Romans 10:13 NKJV 13 For “whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved.” If you have questions or would like to know more, please, contact First Baptist Church Jackson at 601-949-1900 or http://firstbaptistjackson.org/contact/

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