Abraham And Isaac

A father, a son, and a sacrifice

Abraham and Sarah had a baby boy, just as the Lord promised. They named him Isaac.
Genesis 17:9; 21:1–3

They loved Isaac. They taught him to choose the right and to trust the Lord.
Genesis 21:8

The Lord promised Abraham and Sarah that through Isaac their family would grow to bless the whole earth. But one day the Lord told Abraham to take Isaac to Mount Moriah and offer Isaac as a sacrifice.
Genesis 17:1–8; 22:1–2

On their way to the mountain, Isaac asked where the lamb for the sacrifice was. Abraham said the Lord would provide one.
Genesis 22:4–8

On Mount Moriah, Abraham built an altar and placed wood on it.
Genesis 22:8–9

As the Lord commanded, Abraham asked Isaac to lie down on the altar. Isaac trusted Abraham just like the Savior Jesus Christ trusted His Father.
Genesis 22:9

When Abraham was about to sacrifice Isaac, an angel of the Lord stopped him. Abraham showed his faith in the Lord. Abraham knew he would always follow the Lord.
Genesis 22:10–12

Abraham looked up and saw a ram caught in the bushes. The Lord provided the ram for the sacrifice.
Genesis 22:13

Abraham and Isaac learned about how Heavenly Father would offer His Son Jesus Christ as a sacrifice. The Lord Jesus Christ trusted Abraham because he obeyed. Abraham trusted the Lord’s promise that one day his family would grow beyond the number of stars in the sky.
Genesis 22:17–18

Good People Don’t Go To Heaven; Forgiven Sinners Do


Man is a sinner in the eyes of a Holy God.

Romans 3:23 – For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.

There is a price for our sin, the wage (what we earn) is death when we sin.

Romans 6:23 – For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Jesus Christ paid for all our sins, by dying on the cross, shedding His blood; Christ was buried and bodily rose again 3 days later.

Romans 5:8 – But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

By faith in Jesus Christ alone are we saved forever.

Ephesians 2:8 – For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.

Faith alone in Christ alone. That is the gospel, it is simple, pure and it saves you eternally. You cannot lose salvation.

Do you trust that Jesus Christ is God come in the flesh? That He died for all your sins on the cross? That He was buried and 3 days later rose from the dead? If you do, you are saved.


The Lord’s Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer is the prayer that Jesus taught his disciples, when they asked him how they should pray. It has two Origins in scripture from the New Testament:

Matthew 6:9–13 and Luke 11:1–4

Most Christians know the prayer by heart in their own language, and it is used today by every Christian tradition, though there are sometimes minor variations in the wording. It has a place in every Anglican act of worship, and forms a pattern for prayer for Christians:

  • We bless God and pray for our world, our communities and our lives to be shaped by God’s will;
  • We pray for daily needs to be met,
  • For forgiveness for wrongdoings, strength to resist temptation and protection from danger.

Matthew 6.9–13

In this manner, therefore, pray:

Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
Your kingdom come.
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts,
As we forgive our debtors.
And do not lead us into temptation,
But deliver us from the evil one.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.

Luke 11.1–4

The Model Prayer

Now it came to pass, as He was praying in a certain place, when He ceased, that one of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.”

So He said to them, “When you pray, say:

Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
Your kingdom come.
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us day by day our daily bread.
And forgive us our sins,
For we also forgive everyone who is indebted to us.
And do not lead us into temptation,
But deliver us from the evil one.”

Isaiah 58:11

The LORD will guide you always; He will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame.

Isaiah 58:11

The persistent presence of God is always there for you. Not only is He with you, but He wants to reassure you of His guidance. He knows exactly what you need and when you need it most. He is here right now to strengthen your body and your spirit.

PRAYER: Lord, thank You that You are always with me and You will always guide and direct my steps. You are the One Who opens the doors and gives me the strength to press on and into the future that You have prepared for me. Amen.