What can we learn about Abraham and about Isaac from Hebrews 11:17, 18?
Abraham was strong and Issac had obedience
Does God ever test people?
Yes, God Test Everyone
What kind of person was Isaac?
Why did Abraham choose to obey God's command?
God had deliver him before
What are two of the many logical excuses Abraham could have used to avoid sacrificing Isaac?
What would my neighbors think of me . I would be called a murderer
What thoughts might Satan have used in tempting Isaac to refuse to be sacrificed as God has commanded?
He could run away, he could escape, overpower his father. Satan tempted Isaac to refuse to be this sacrifice.
In the story of Abraham and Isaac on Mt. Moriah, what did the ram symbolize?
The ram was a symbol of Jesus, who would die in humanity's place
Explain how Abraham's willingness to sacrifice Isaac at God's command showed that he had faith.
Abraham showed that he had faith because he didn't know why God had commanded him to do such a terrible thing, but without a single question, without a single objection, without talking to a single person, Abraham prepared to obey God.
What are two things we can learn about the plan of salvation from the story of Abraham and Isaac
The angels and all the universe understood more clearly what the Godhead would do, what the Godhead must do to save earth's inhabitants
How did the sacrifice of Isaac differ from the sacrifice of Jesus?
Isaac didn't die.
Could Isaac's sacrifice bring salvation to humanity?
NO. Because he could
Why was it unusual that God had said Jacob would receive the birthright
Because Jacob was not the eldest son
Explain what a son inherited when he received the birthright?
When the firstborn son would get twice as much of his father's wealth and property than the other sons would get.
In addition to material goods, what special inheritance was included in the birthright?
Spiritual Part of the birthright
Why did Isaac want to disregard God's instruction and give Esau the birthright blessing?
Isaac loved Esau more than he loved Jacob and determined to give the birthright blessing to Esau in spite of God's instructions at the the twins' birth.
Jacob knew God's will for him concerning the birthright. What was wrong with his trying to help God's will be done?
Jacob was deceptive. He had taken matters into his own hands instead of waiting for God to work things out.