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Isaac: A Family Faith (6 of 10)
Series: Walking With the Giants
Hebrews 11:20; Genesis 25-27
INTRO: I want you to take God's Word now this morning and be finding your place at Hebrews chapter 11 again if you would. Hebrews chapter 11, and this morning we're going to be looking at verse number 20. Listen to what the Bible says.
Hebrews 11:20, ''By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come.''
In Hebrews chapter 11 we are given the listing of God's great giants of the faith - which is why we've entitled this series of sermons ''Walking With The Giants.'' Over the past 6 Sunday mornings what we've been doing is simply walking and working our way down through the mighty men and wonderful women who are listed for us here in Heaven's Hall of Faith.
Now, up to this point we've worshipped with Abel and we've walked with Enoch and we've worked with Noah. We've seen Abraham believe the promise of God and we've seen Sarah receive the promise of God. We've watched these great men and women soar in the thrill of victory, but we've also watched them stumble in the agony of defeat. But in all and through all we've seen in their lives the expression and the exhibition of great faith - which is why we're even studying about them to begin with.
Now, this morning we come to a man by the name of Isaac, and I have to admit, it's been very hard to get excited about the life of Isaac. And the reason for that is because there's very little that's exciting about his life. He was the ordinary son of an extraordinary father and he was the ordinary father of an extraordinary son. There was nothing extraordinary about him really at all.
As a matter of fact, when you look at Abraham and Isaac side by side there is an amazing contrast between them. So much so that you wouldn't even know that they were father and son. Abraham was wild and wandering. Isaac was dull and domesticated. Abraham was a very strong figure. Isaac was very much a sensitiv ...
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