Father's Day – The Great Father

Pastor Dave Martin, Cross Creek Community Church, June 16, 2019

Abram, the “Great Father”

Father’s Day, Gen 22 & Selected

 

 

Great Fathers…

  1. __________ God’s voice and the implications.

Genesis 22:1-2 1  Some time later God tested Abraham. He said to him, “Abraham!” “Here I am,” he replied. 2  Then God said, “Take your son, your only son, Isaac, whom you love, and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains I will tell you about.”

 

  1. __________ in obedience with an expectant faith in God.

Genesis 22:4-5 3  Early the next morning Abraham got up and saddled his donkey. He took with him two of his servants and his son Isaac. When he had cut enough wood for the burnt offering, he set out for the place God had told him about. 4  On the third day Abraham looked up and saw the place in the distance. 5  He said to his servants, “Stay here with the donkey while I and the boy go over there. We will worship and then we will come back to you.”

 

  1. __________ God Himself provides the substitute.

Genesis 22:6-14 6  Abraham took the wood for the burnt offering and placed it on his son Isaac, and he himself carried the fire and the knife. As the two of them went on together, 7  Isaac spoke up and said to his father Abraham, “Father?” “Yes, my son?” Abraham replied. “The fire and wood are here,” Isaac said, “but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?” 8  Abraham answered, “God himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.” And the two of them went on together. 9  When they reached the place God had told him about, Abraham built an altar there and arranged the wood on it. He bound his son Isaac and laid him on the altar, on top of the wood. 10  Then he reached out his hand and took the knife to slay his son. 11  But the angel of the LORD called out to him from heaven, “Abraham! Abraham!” “Here I am,” he replied. 12  “Do not lay a hand on the boy,” he said. “Do not do anything to him. Now I know that you fear God, because you have not withheld from me your son, your only son.” 13  Abraham looked up and there in a thicket he saw a ram caught by its horns. He went over and took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering instead of his son. 14  So Abraham called that place The LORD Will Provide. And to this day it is said, “On the mountain of the LORD it will be provided.”

(Heb 11:17-19, 1Co 5:7, Jn 3:16-18, 1Pet 1.9, Rom 3;25, 1Jn 2:2, 4;10, etc)

 

  1. __________ that great testing brings great blessings.

Genesis 22:15-18 15  The angel of the LORD called to Abraham from heaven a second time 16  and said, “I swear by myself, declares the LORD, that because you have done this and have not withheld your son, your only son, 17  I will surely bless you and make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as the sand on the seashore. Your descendants will take possession of the cities of their enemies, 18  and through your offspring all nations on earth will be blessed, because you have obeyed me.”

 

  1. __________ God’s love.

Gen 22:2 Take your son, your only son, Isaac, whom you love

Matthew 3:17  And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.”

Mark 1:11  And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.”

Luke 3:22  and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.”

John 3:16  “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

 

Ephesians 5:1-2 1  Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children 2  and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.