“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23, ESV)

01/03/2020 – Evening Service: Mt. Moriah, The Supreme Test in Abraham’s Life

Bible Readings:

Genesis 22:1 – 19, Hebrews 11:8 – 22

Sermon Outline:

Genesis 22:1–2 (NKJV)

1Now it came to pass after these things that God tested Abraham, and said to him, “Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.”

2Then 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.”

I  The Sacrifice of the Father

James 1:2–3 (NKJV)

2My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials,

3knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.

1 Peter 1:8–9 (NKJV)

8whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory,

9receiving the end of your faith—the salvation of your souls.

II  The Obedience of the Son

Genesis 22:9 (NKJV)

9Then 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.

Hebrews 11:17–19 (NKJV)

17By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises offered up his only begotten son,

18of whom it was said, “In Isaac your seed shall be called,”

19concluding that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead, from which he also received him in a figurative sense.

III  The Provision of the LORD

Genesis 22:8 (NKJV)

8And Abraham said, “My son, God will provide for Himself the lamb for a burnt offering.” So the two of them went together.

Genesis 22:16–18 (NKJV)

16and said: “By Myself I have sworn, says the Lord, because you have done this thing, and have not withheld your son, your only son—

17blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply your descendants as the stars of the heaven and as the sand which is on the seashore; and your descendants shall possess the gate of their enemies.

18In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice.”

Westminster Shorter Catechism (1647)

Question 97

What is required to the worthy receiving of the Lord’ s supper?
It is required of them that would worthily partake of the Lord’ s supper, that they examine themselves of their knowledge to discern the Lord’ s body, (1 Cor. 11:28–29) of their faith to feed upon him, (2 Cor. 13:5) of their repentance, (1 Cor. 11:31) love, (1 Cor. 10:16–17) and new obedience; (1 Cor. 5:7–8) lest, coming unworthily, they eat and drink judgment to themselves. (1 Cor. 11:28–29)