The Life Of Miser Laughter (33 of 48) by Stan Coffey

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The Life Of Miser Laughter (33 of 48)
Series: Creation or Evolution?
Dr. Stan Coffey
Genesis 26
August 2, 1987

INTRODUCTION: The word Isaac means laughter and refers to the laughter of Abraham and Sarah when God told them that they would bear a child in their old age. Isaac seems to be somewhat overshadowed. He spent most of his life standing in the shadow of his illustrious father Abraham or standing in the shadow of his illustrious son Jacob. Genesis 26 is the only chapter devoted to Isaac alone. It marks the progress he made as a believer in this world. It tells of a man whose spirituality reached its height years before when he went to Mount Moriah and offered himself on the altar in obedience to the command of his father, but who managed with a stumble here and there to keep going for God.

A. The difficult problem Isaac faced "And there was a famine in the land...
And Isaac went unto Abimelech king of the Philistines unto Gerar." vs. 1
B. The divine prohibition Isaac heard "And the Lord appeared unto him, and said, Go not down unto Egypt;" - vs. 2a
C. The definite promise Isaac was given - vs. 2b-5
Isaac was told to remain in the land of promise

A. The lie was ready - vs. 6 and 7
B. The lie was revealed - vs. 8-11


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