Gut Check Abraham

Passage:Genesis 22:1-14

Preacher: Ben Phillips

The story of Abraham and Isaac in Genesis 22 is one of the more difficult passages in all the Bible to wrestle with. It challenges us on many levels, from the sovereignty of God, the treatment of children, and our understanding of God's love and the need to trust Him when all else around indicates that we shouldn't (or can't). How could God test Abraham by asking for the life of his son Isaac? Is this not cruelty of the first degree? Many have struggled to understand this defining moment in Abraham's life, and what it can show us about God and what relevance it has to us today. We shall, with great grace, humility, and courage, attempt to tackle these questions head on in this sermon.