Last Sunday we immersed ourselves in the story of Genesis 22, as Abraham is called to sacrifice his son Isaac. There are two layers to this story. First, it is a stunning portrayal of the kind of faith and obedience that God desires. As such it is a sober call to a costly discipleship. But second, this story points us to a future sacrifice of a son and underlines the beauty of the gospel. God has provided what He requires in the sending of His Son to die in our place.
Listen to Faith Tested, Substitute Provided
PREPARING TO HEAR
This week's sermon will take us through Genesis 24. Take some time to read chapters 23-24 and consider the following questions:
- How are the themes of covenant, provision, and faith continued in this story?
- What do the remarkable circumstances of Isaac and Rebekah's marriage show us about God?
- What is the ultimate aim of God's providential guidance not only in this story, but in all of history? How should that shape our prayers and expectations?
Let's pray together for the Holy Spirit to be active as we open our hearts to His word on Sunday.
PREPARING TO SING
Below are the songs we will be singing together on Sunday. Use this as a resource to learn unfamiliar songs, to meditate on Christ-centered truth throughout the week, and teach your children songs that will fill their minds and shape their hearts.