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God Has Provided His Lamb

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Daniel Whyte III

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Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message #94

TEXT: Genesis 22:1-14

Today, we are looking at the well-known story of God's test of Abraham. It is a story that is potent with symbolism and pulsating with significance because it is a reflection of the greatest story ever told -- and that is the story of Jesus Christ's great love and sacrifice for us. As we examine this story today, I hope that you will see how much God loves you, and how much He has given to save your soul.

1. Notice with me the loving father. God tells Abraham, "Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest..." This is the first time that love is mentioned in the Bible. It is interesting to me that in Scripture, the first kind of love mentioned is not romantic love between a man and a woman but the love that a parent has for a child. Abraham loved Isaac. Isaac was his only child, a child of promise, the child of Abraham's old age. But now, God asks Abraham to sacrifice his only son whom he loved very dearly.

2. Now, notice the willing son. Verse 6 tells us that "Abraham took the wood for the burnt offering, and laid it upon Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife; and they went both of them together." Isaac willingly goes with his father even though he does not understand what is going on. As they set out, he did not know that Abraham planned to sacrifice him. Nonetheless, he went willingly.

3. Finally, I want you to notice the provided lamb. Abraham and Isaac are at the top of Mount Moriah. The altar has been set up. The wood has been laid on top of the altar. Isaac has been bound and laid on top of the wood. The knife is ready. Abraham is about to offer up Isaac as a burnt offering to the Lord.

+ Plus, listen to the West Angeles Mass Choir sing "We Bring The Sacrifice of Praise" and Keith and Kristyn Getty singing "Behold The Lamb"