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The Resurrection 2,000 Years In Advance
Series: Creation or Evolution?
Dr. Stan Coffey
Genesis 22
June 28, 1987

INTRODUCTION: At 11:30 a.m., May 29, 1953, Sir Edmond Hiliary achieved fame. He hoisted the British Flag atop Mt. Everest and became the first human being ever to climb to the top of the world. In Genesis 24 another mountain rears its head, not Everest but Moriah. Two men can be seen forcing their way to the top. The way was steeper far than Everest and the road tougher, costlier, harder. Mt. Moriah represented the highest possible pinnacle of surrender for one and the highest possible pinnacle of sacrifice for the other. Indeed there is only one peak higher than Mt. Moriah in all scripture and that is Mt. Calvary. Abraham had been fifty years preparing on the hills and slopes of God for the final triumph of his faith.

I. THE SUDDEN TEST FOR WHICH GOD HAD PREPARED ABRAHAM - Genesis 22:1and2
"And it came to pass after these things that God did tempt (test) Abraham."
A. This test pictures the heart of God - vs. 2 "Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest,"
B. This test pictures the foreknowledge of God - vs. 2
Moriah means "Forseen of Jehovah."

II. THE SIMPLE TRUST IN WHICH GOD HAD PERFECTED ABRAHAM - vs. 3-12
A. Abraham learned the way of the cross - vs. 3-5
1. The obedience of Abraham - vs. 3
2. The communion of Abraham a ...


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