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Genesis 22:1ff; Selected Scriptures
D.Z. Cofield, Th.M., D. Min.
September 8, 2019
1. You can see The LORD _ what you
when you’re willing to _ what you _ ____________.
Genesis 22:9-10 (NLT2) – When they arrived at the place where God had told him to go, Abraham built an altar and arranged the wood on it. Then he tied his son, Isaac, and laid him on the altar on top of the wood. 10 And Abraham picked up the knife to kill his son as a sacrifice.
Luke 9:23-26 (ESV) – And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. 24 For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it. 25 For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses or forfeits himself? 26 For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words, of him will the Son of Man be ashamed when he comes in his glory and the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.
Luke 18:28-30 (ESV) – And Peter said, “See, we have left our homes and followed you.” 29 And he said to them, “Truly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or wife or brothers or parents or children, for the sake of the kingdom of God, 30 who will not receive many times more in this time, and in the age to come eternal life.”
what you need. when you actually need The LORD to _what you _2. You can see The LORD _________________ ________ ___________
Genesis 22:11-14 (NLT2) – At that moment the angel of the LORD called to him from heaven, “Abraham! Abraham!” “Yes,” Abraham replied. “Here I am!” 12 “Don’t lay a hand on the boy!” the angel said. “Do not hurt him in any way, for now I know that you truly fear God. You have not withheld from me even your son, your only son.” 13 Then Abraham looked up and saw a ram caught by its horns in a thicket. So he took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering in place of his son. 14 Abraham named the place Yahweh-Yireh (which means “the LORD will provide”). To this day, people still use that name as a proverb: “On the mountain of the LORD it will be provided.”
Romans 12:1-2 (ESV) – I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect
Psalm 51:16-17 (NCV) – You are not pleased by sacrifices, or I would give them. You don’t want burnt offerings. 17 The sacrifice God wants is a broken spirit. God, you will not reject a heart that is broken and sorry for sin.
Jeremiah 7:22-23 (NCV) – When I brought your ancestors out of Egypt, I did not speak to them and give them commands only about burnt offerings and sacrifices. 23 I also gave them this command: Obey me, and I will be your God and you will be my people. Do all that I command so that good things will happen to you.
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Genesis 22:15-18 (NLT2) – Then the angel of the LORD called again to Abraham from heaven. 16 “This is what the LORD says: Because you have obeyed me and have not withheld even your son, your only son, I swear by my own name that 17 I will certainly bless you. I will multiply your descendants beyond number, like the stars in the sky and the sand on the seashore. Your descendants will conquer the cities of their enemies. 18 And through your descendants all the nations of the earth will be blessed—all because you have obeyed me.”
Hebrews 6:13 (NKJV) – For when God made a promise to Abraham, because He could swear by no one greater, He swore by Himself,
Romans 4:21 (NLT2) – He was fully convinced that God is able to do whatever he promises.
1 Kings 8:56 (NLT2) – “Praise the LORD who has given rest to his people Israel, just as he promised. Not one word has failed of all the wonderful promises he gave through his servant Moses.”
2 Timothy 2:13 (NASB) – If we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself.
1 John 5:4-5 (ESV) – For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. 5 Who is it that overcomes the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?
Psalm 71:20-21 (NLT2) – You have allowed me to suffer much hardship, but you will restore me to life again and lift me up from the depths of the earth. 21 You will restore me to even greater honor and comfort me once again.
John 11:25 (NLT2) – Jesus told her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying.
Ephesians 1:19-20 (NLT2) – I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power 20 that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms.
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Questions to Consider
1. What’s the thing you value or love most in the world?
2. What would it take to move you to give that item away to someone else?
3. What do you already have that God wants you to sacrifice to Him?
4. Name a time when you made a sacrifice to God and saw His faithfulness in providing for you.
5. Why do you think God waits for you to have need before He provides what you need?
6. What’s the difference between what you need and what you want?
7. What’s the relationship between your obedience and God’s omnipotence?
8. Name a time when God rewarded your obedience to Him.
9. If you know God rewards obedience, why is it consistently difficult to obey God?
10. During this week in what area of your life that you struggle to obey God will you ask Him to give you the strength to obey?