Summary: For the saint of God; God pleasing faith will always bring the victory.
Intro: Faith is precious. We need only to consult the
Scriptural "Hall of Faith Heroes", Heb. 11, to
see what faith can accomplish.
Theme: God-pleasing faith will always bring the
I. The Sacrifice of Faith
A. v.2, "thine only son,...whom thou lovest..."
B. This simply meant his all.
1. all must be given to God.
2. not a portion
3. not grudingly
4. not blindly
5. but knowingly & willingly
a. Rom 15:3 -
b. "For even Christ pleased not himself,
but, as it is written [Ps. 69:9], The
reproaches [Gr. Strongs #2778; taunt,
defy, rail] of them that reproached thee
fell on me."
II. The Obedience of Faith
A. Gen. 22:3, "And Abraham rose up early..."
B. By faith he obeyed
1. Like Noah - Heb. 11:7, "By faith Noah,
being warned of God of things not seen
as yet, moved with fear [Gr. Strong’s #
2125; reverent, apprehensive], prepared
an ark to the saving of his house, by the
which he condemned the world, and became
heir of the righteousness which is by
2. True love for God enables us to be quick
to exercise our faith.
C. Abraham did not
1. call a committee meeting
2. reason out every little detail before
D. John 2:5, "His mother saith unto the servants,
whatsoever he saith unto you, do it."
III. The Expectation of Faith
A. Gen. 22:5, "...I and the lad will...come
again to you."
B. accounting that God was able to raise him
C. God’s promise could not fail!
1. Gen. 21:12,
2. "And God said,...in all that Sarah hath
said unto thee, hearken unto her voice;
for in Issac shall thy seed be called."
IV. The Work of Faith - Gen. 22:6
A. Abraham laid the wood on the altar.
B. Jesus laid the offering on the wood (tree).
C. 1 Peter 2:24, "He bore our sins in his own
body on the tree."
V. The Assurance of Faith
A. Gen. 22:8,
B. "...Abraham said, ’God will provide’..."
C. Only faith can answer the questions that arise
on the path of obedience!
VI. Victory of Faith
A. Gen. 22:12,
B. "...now I know that thou fearest God, seeing
thou hast not withheld thy son..."
C. God knows-lad is saved-an offering is made
D. faith abundantly rewarded
3. son Issac progenitor of a mighty nation
E. Abraham-Mt. Moriah-son-sacrifice
1. a type
2. Jesus crucified in same area
3. God-Calvary-God’s Son-Perfect Sacrifice
F. NOW "WE" KNOW BECAUSE GOD WAS FAITHFUL IN
SACRIFICING HIS ONLY SON!
Concl: Faith brings righteousness. In Gen. 15:6 the
Word says, "And he [Abram] believed [first
mention of the word believe] in the Lord; and
he counted it to him for righteousness."
note: Gen. 17:5 - When Abram was 99 years old,
God changed his name to Abraham because
he would be the father of many nations.
When each step is a step of God-pleasing
faith; someday we will step into the presence
of the Lord!