Jr. Tree of Life
Heroes of the Bible
Abraham & Sarah – Part 4
Eternity Past, Age of Gentiles, Age of Israel, Hypostatic Union, Church Age, Tribulation, Millennium, Eternal future
Before you begin this Bible study, If you have never believed in Jesus Christ as your Savior, John 3:16 tells us: “ For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him, shall not perish, but have eternal life.’ Simply have faith that Jesus Christ died on the cross for your sins and you will have eternal life and be saved. If you have believed in Jesus Christ as your Savior; then 1 John 1:9 tells us; “If you confess your sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” Simply privately tell God the Father your sins to be filled with God the Holy Spirit and He will teach you Bible truth. (Rebound)
Promise Memory Verse
“And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.’ Philippians 4:19
Learning Bible Doctrine is like having a chest full of buried treasure. What do you think God wants you to put into it? How about that award you won for having the best Halloween costume, the trophy you won for being great in basketball or the crown you won at a beauty pageant?
These things are nice to have, but you need to remember what God wants you to do more than anything else? He wants you to love learning Bible Doctrine and to trust Him. Every time you trust God and use the faith-rest drill, He keeps track and it goes into your treasure chest.
God gives you rewards from it when He feels the time is right just like He gave Abraham blessings, land and a son when He felt it was the best time. Abraham made a lot of mistakes, but he always ended up rebounding and trusting God.
Last week, we saw that God started the new Jewish race with Abram and Sarai. He changed Abram’s name to Abraham which means father of many nations. He also changed Sarai’s name to Sarah which means mother of nations.
God made a covenant with Abraham and called the Abrahamic Covenant. This covenant promised Abraham land, blessings and a family that would be so large that they couldn’t be counted like the dust or stars and guess what; our Savior Jesus Christ is related to Abraham.
God also promised Abraham that He would bless those who bless Israel and curse those that curse Israel. Satan hates Israel and the Jewish people and has tried many times to kill them all so that the Abrahamic Covenant can’t be fulfilled. He is trying to keep Jesus from coming back in the future like He promised to do.
When people hate the Jewish people, this is called anti-Semitism and they are under a curse from God. Anti-Semitism is never ok.
We also saw last week that God told Abraham and Sarah that they would have a son named Isaac. Both of them laughed because they were really old, but they trusted that God would keep His promise. Abraham was 100 and Sarah was 90 when Isaac was born.
During the time Abraham lived, they would sacrifice animals on the altar as part of their worship to God. We no longer do this in the Church Age because Jesus Christ died on the cross and paid for our sins.
Abraham loved his son Isaac very much. One day God wanted to see if Abraham trusted Him. He told Abraham to take Isaac and sacrifice him on the altar at Mount Moriah. Abraham trusted God and he remembered all of God’s promises to him.
Oh no, poor Isaac! Let’s see what happens! Abraham gathered firewood for the burnt offering and saddled up his donkey; he also took 2 young men and his son Isaac with him for the 3-day trip to Mount Moriah. Once they got close, Abraham left the 2 men behind and took Isaac with him.
Isaac asked his dad where the lamb was for the offering. Abraham told him “God will provide for Himself the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.” Genesis 22:8 Abraham trusted God.
When they got to the altar Abraham arranged the wood and tied up Isaac and put him on the altar like God asked him to do. Abraham trusted God and grabbed the knife to kill his son, but the angel of the Lord called to him from heaven and told him to stop!
God knew that Abraham loved Him even more than his son. God always wants us love Him more than others.
After that, Abraham looked back and he saw a ram tangled in some bushes and he put him on the altar instead of his son Isaac. Abraham named the place the Lord will provide because God did provide for him.
Our Bible verse tells you that God will provide for you just like he did for Abraham and Isaac.
Make sure that you rebound the bad things you think, do, or say inside of your mind to God the Father first.
Step 1: Remember a promise or Bible verse.
Step 2: Think of a reason to trust God to handle whatever is bothering you.
Step 3: Relax; God will take care of everything.