Genesis 22


 Leader: Pastor Kruschel

Genesis 22 
 

 

When Abraham was 100 years old and his wife, Sarah, was 90, God finally gave Abraham the son he had promised 25 years earlier.  The boy’s name was Isaac.  Because Abraham had waited such a long time for this child and because the child had been identified as the son of the promise—the one through whom God would someday send a Savior—Abraham loved Isaac deeply . . . but not as deeply as he loved God. 
 

 

 

  1. What was the significance of the Old Testament blood sacrifice known as the burnt offering? 
     
  2. What similarities do you see between Isaac and Jesus? 

     
  3. Evaluate God’s command to Abraham in the light of the following New Testament passages: Matthew 10:37; Hebrews 11:17-19; James 1:2-4. 

     
  4. What were the ramifications of Abraham obeying God’s directive?  How might Abraham have felt as he set out for and traveled to Moriah? 

     
  5. What double declaration of his faith does Abraham make in his statement to his servants (verse 5)? 

     
  6. When God “tests” believers, what is his purpose/intent?  When Satan “tests” believers, what is his purpose/intent? 

     
  7. What good things might God have had in mind for Abraham by testing him in this way? 

     
  8. Where do you get the strength to say “yes” to God when everything else inside of you says “no”? 

     
  9. Who is the angel of the Lord?  Using the text, support your answer.  Can you think of other places in the Old Testament where the angel of the Lord appeared? 
     
  10. What insight do we gain from Hebrews 11:17-19: By faith Abraham, when God tested him, offered Isaac as a sacrifice.  He who had received the promises was about to sacrifice his one and only son, even though God had said to him, “It is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned.”  Abraham reason that God could raise the dead and figuratively speaking, he did receive Isaac back from death?