Summary: 1. Life Is An Uncertain Journey 2. Death Appears Certain 3. Salvation Has Been Provided

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- Is not life a journey from life to death?

- Not death to life?

- Over the years a continuous story to the grandkids

- They like it because they are the central character in my story

- Everyone likes a story that why we like movies

- Books Published In The U.S.

• In 2003 - 300,000.

• In 2007.- 411,422

• In 2009.- 1,052,803

• In 2011.- 3,000,000

• In 2012 - 15,000,000

- Google estimates that in 2010, there were 129,864,880 books in existence.

- Which means that the total number of books that could be published in 2012 is more than 1/10 of all the books in existence.

- We love stories

- Follow Ab. story & his tests

• Tested in his family by his father Ge.11:27–32),

• By his nephew Lot Ge.13

• By his wife Ge.16

• by conflict between Ishmael & Isaac Ge. 21

• By the love for his son Ge.22:2

- “The Binding of Isaac,” usually told from Abraham’s perspective, is a display of his great faith.

- What is Isaac’s perspective?

- Genesis 22, is not just Isaac’s story; it is the story of all of us.

1. Life Is An Uncertain Journey (Gen. 22:1–8).

- On June 15, 1957, a new gold and white 1957 Plymouth Belvedere Sport Coupe was buried in a time capsule in downtown Tulsa, OK

- Was opened in 2007 to celebrate Oklahoma's - Centennial as a state,

- They had high hopes. The time capsule had leaked

- The car was in four feet of standing water.

- Most of its contents were ruined revealing a hulk of rust with rotting upholstery, collapsed suspension and flat tires

- Items buried with the car included jugs of leaded gasoline, and a change of oil.

- There was documentation for a savings account valued at $100 in 1957, which has now appreciated to a little over a $1000 dollars

- Talk about their plans all to nothing

- Life Is Uncertain

Story of the Bible is all about a journey

• Ab. from Ur to a land that God would show– Ge. 12:1

• Joseph from favorite to slave, prison, to 2nd in the land

• Israel wanting freedom to wandering and the battle for the land

• Daniel from captive to 2nd in the land then lions den

- Isaac was on a journey.

- Three days of father son bounding

- There was much he didn’t understand.

- He was clueless as to what awaited him.

- Where will our journey lead?

- So much uncertainty.

- “No man knows…”

2. Death Appears Certain (Gen. 22:9–10).

- Jonah thrown into the sea

- Peter & disciples in the storm “Lord same me”

- Isaac’s disbelief, horror in this scene.

1. How old was Isaac?

- Note v.5, v. 12

- He was younger than the servants

- Old enough to carry fire wood that would consume him

- Maybe 18-20

2. Did his father surprise him?

3. Did Isaac resist?

- Now Isaac is bound, the knife raised…

- Such is the position of every man and woman on earth.

- Death is coming for us all

Romans 5:12 (AV)

12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:

3. Salvation Has Been Provided (Gen. 22:11-14).

- Faith which is active puts its trust in another

- Fiery Serpents – Nu. 21:4-9

- For Ab & Isaac God provided a ram, a substitute

I. Isaac Saw the Consecration of His Father.

- He learned that God is to be placed first.

II. Isaac Saw the Consistency of His Father.

- He learned that God is to be obeyed regardless of the cost.

III.Isaac Saw the Confidence of His Father.

- He learned that God is to be trusted regardless of the circumstances

- God provided a Savior for us today

It’s what God does, faithfully, repeatedly, graciously leading us from death to life.

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