Christ and the Sacrifice of Isaac

October 16, 2016 ()

Bible Text: Genesis 22:1-14 |

Series:

Northwest Bible Church – Oct. 16, 2016 – Worship Service – Alan Conner

Gen. 22:1-14

Christ and the Sacrifice of Isaac

Intro

A. ABRAHAM’S FAITH IS TESTED BY GOD (Gen. 22:1-2).

1) God tests the faith of His children - Gen. 22:1

2) The severity of the test - Gen. 22:2.

“Burnt offering” is  ‘olah  -

B. ABRAHAM’S FAITH IS PROVED AND STRENGTHENED (Gen. 22:3-12).

1)  Faith is proven by obedience – Gen. 22:3-10.

2) Faith is strengthened by the promises – Gen. 17:21; 21:12.

C. GOD PROVIDES A SUBSTITUTE (Gen. 22:13-14).

1) The substitute sacrifice – a ram (male sheep) (v. 13).

2) “The Lord will Provide” – Yahweh-jireh (v. 14).

3) God confirms and expands the covenant (vv. 15-18).

D. PICTURES (TYPE) OF JESUS CHRIST.

                        A TYPE is an historical person, event or institution providentially orchestrated by God to foreshadow and correspond to a later person or event of greater importance.

1. Moriah and the temple mount – Gen. 22:2.

2. Isaac is a picture of Christ.

3. Isaac is a picture of the church -  Gal. 4:28

4. Ram is a picture of Christ.

5. Yahweh-jireh - “The LORD will provide.”

6) Abraham by faith saw Jesus Christ. John 8:56  “Your father Abraham  rejoiced  to see My day, and he saw it and was glad.” 

Conclusion