The Sunday School Lesson Abraham's Great Test by David McGee
Sep 16, 2018
Abraham's Great Test (43:48)
Referenced Scriptures: Genesis 17:15-17; Genesis 21:1-8; Genesis 22:1-18; Hebrews 11:17-19
The scriptures below are from the WEB Bible.
15) God said to Abraham, "As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai, but her name will be Sarah.
16) I will bless her, and moreover I will give you a son by her. Yes, I will bless her, and she will be a mother of nations. Kings of peoples will come from her."
17) Then Abraham fell on his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, "Will a child be born to him who is one hundred years old? Will Sarah, who is ninety years old, give birth?"
1) Yahweh visited Sarah as he had said, and Yahweh did to Sarah as he had spoken.
2) Sarah conceived, and bore Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.
3) Abraham called his son who was born to him, whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac.
4) Abraham circumcised his son, Isaac, when he was eight days old, as God had commanded him.
5) Abraham was one hundred years old when his son, Isaac, was born to him.
6) Sarah said, "God has made me laugh. Everyone who hears will laugh with me."
7) She said, "Who would have said to Abraham, that Sarah would nurse children? For I have borne him a son in his old age."
8) The child grew, and was weaned. Abraham made a great feast on the day that Isaac was weaned.
1) It happened after these things, that God tested Abraham, and said to him, "Abraham!" He said, "Here I am."
2) He said, "Now take your son, your only son, whom you love, even Isaac, and go into the land of Moriah. Offer him there for a burnt offering on one of the mountains which I will tell you of."
3) Abraham rose early in the morning, and saddled his donkey, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son. He split the wood for the burnt offering, and rose up, and went to the place of which God had told him.
4) On the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place far off.
5) Abraham said to his young men, "Stay here with the donkey. The boy and I will go yonder. We will worship, and come back to you.
6) Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering and laid it on Isaac his son. He took in his hand the fire and the knife. They both went together.
7) Isaac spoke to Abraham his father, and said, "My father?" He said, "Here I am, my son." He said, "Here is the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?"
8) Abraham said, "God will provide himself the lamb for a burnt offering, my son." So they both went together.
9) They came to the place which God had told him of. Abraham built the altar there, and laid the wood in order, bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar, on the wood.
10) Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to kill his son.
11) The angel of Yahweh called to him out of the sky, and said, "Abraham, Abraham!" He said, "Here I am."
12) He said, "Don‘t lay your hand on the boy, neither do anything to him. For now I know that you fear God, seeing you have not withheld your son, your only son, from me."
13) Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and saw that behind him was a ram caught in the thicket by his horns. Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering instead of his son.
14) Abraham called the name of that place Yahweh-jireh. As it is said to this day, "In Yahweh‘s mountain it will be provided.
15) The angel of Yahweh called to Abraham a second time out of the sky,
16) and said, "I have sworn by myself, says Yahweh, because you have done this thing, and have not withheld your son, your only son,
17) that in blessing I will bless you, and in multiplying I will multiply your seed as the stars of the heavens, and as the sand which is on the seashore. Your seed will possess the gate of his enemies.
18) In your seed will all the nations of the earth be blessed, because you have obeyed my voice."
17) By faith, Abraham, being tested, offered up Isaac. Yes, he who had gladly received the promises was offering up his one and only son;
18) even he to whom it was said, "In Isaac will your seed be called;"
19) accounting that God is able to raise up, even from the dead. Figuratively speaking, he also did receive him back from the dead.
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