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

[Issac] up.

C. God’s promise could not fail!

1. Gen. 21:12,

2. "And God said, 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. " 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

1. blessings

2. happiness

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



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!

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