Bible Stories for Adults
The Offering of Isaac
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Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1
The Child of the Covenant (Genesis 17:17-21)
What was the first part of God's promise to Abram?
How did this part of the promise lead to doubt for Abram?
Did God answer Abram's doubts?
How did Abram try to help God with his promise after more years passed?
Was Ishmael the child through whom God's covenant would be realized?
Did Abram understand that Ishmael was not the promised child of the covenant?
The Promise is Fulfilled, Then Threatened (Genesis 21)
How old was Abraham when Isaac was born?
Was this really a big deal since they lived longer back then (Abraham died at 175)?
With the Child of the Covenant now born, how was the promise still threatened?
Did Abraham agree with Sarah's concern and suggestion?
How did he decide what to do?
What did Abraham do to guarantee that Isaac would inherit his blessings?
Did God protect Ishmael as He had promised?
Sacrifice the Covenant? (Genesis 22:1-2)
Now that God met the first part of His promise, what did He ask of Abraham?
What is a sacrifice?
Funk & Wagnalls
What did God say to remind Abraham of what he would be sacrificing?
What had God asked Abram to sacrifice when He first called him?
What was God effectively asking Abraham to sacrifice now?
This is Only a Test (Genesis 22:1)
Had God made this command to Abraham because He wanted a human sacrifice?
Deuteronomy 18:9-10a, 13
Why did He make this unbelievable command?
Does God Tempt or Test? (James 1:2-4)
Why does God test His people?
1 Peter 1:6-7
How are we to respond to the difficulties of God's tests?
How does perseverance from difficulties make us more mature, not lacking anything?
Why should we rejoice when God tests us?
Hebrews 12:5-7, 11
What is the reward for those who persevere?
Does God Tempt? (James 1:13-17)
Does God tempt His people to test them?
Can temptations lead to growing in maturity and becoming more complete?
How do we know when we are being tested by God or tempted by Satan?
Abraham's Response (Genesis 22:3-8)
How long did it take Abraham to decide what to do?
What did Abraham believe would happen in Isaac's sacrifice?
Why did Abraham tell his servants that he would return with Isaac?
What did Abraham expect to happen?
Faith That Works (Genesis 22:9-12)
Did Abraham actually intend to complete the sacrifice?
It's not faith or works.
What did Abraham's willingness to sacrifice Isaac prove?
Didn't God know Abraham's faith? Why was this ordeal necessary?
How does Abraham's response shed light on Jesus' call to us, His followers?
It's not faith and works.
It's faith that works.
God's Response to Abraham's Faithfulness (Genesis 22:13-18)
How did God provide the lamb as stated by Abraham's faith in 22:8?
How did God respond to Abraham's demonstration of faithfulness?
What did God do here that He never repeated with the patriarchs?
Why is it important for us that God did this?
Isaac - A Preview of Jesus
|2 Chronicles 3:1
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