By Faith: His Only Son

By Faith: His Only Son
(Hebrews 11:17-19)

I. Faith recognizes that God sometimes tests us. (Hebrews 11:17a)
A. God never intended for Abraham to sacrifice Isaac. (Genesis 22:1-2)
B. God tests us so that we may know what is in our heart. (1 Peter 1:7)

II. Faith obeys God even when we don’t understand. (Hebrews 11:17b-18)
A. Abraham was willing to sacrifice his only begotten son. (Hebrews 11:17)
B. Isaac was the key to the fulfillment of God’s promises. (Hebrews 11:18)
C. God calls us to obey even when we do not understand. (Proverbs 3:5; Isaiah 55:8-9)

III. Faith trusts God to work out all the details (Hebrews 11:19)
A. Abraham reasoned that God could raise the dead. (Genesis 22:5; Romans 4:17)
B. Isaac is a figure or parable of Jesus (Genesis 22:7-8; John 1:29, 3:16)

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