Imagine getting the news that your child is dead. It is unthinkable. Now, imagine having to kill your child. Even more unthinkable. Who could do that? Well, out of the average parents, who could do that?
This was the last lesson of Phillip’s in this series on Friendship With God. Here is what it basically said.
Abraham was tested a third time by God, in a most difficult way, by far. It does not make sense. God does not normally ask us to sacrifice our children to him and punished Israel when they sacrificed their children to idols.
Genesis 21:1-8 tells of the birth of Isaac, whom God promised to him in his old age and through Sarah-a woman, who, in her youth was barren. Abraham was 100 years old and Sarah was 90 years old and it happened just as God had promised. What a joyous occasion! (more…)
By: Holly Green
Genesis 11-Second test of friendship.
Friendship with God:
What Abraham’s life teaches us about walking with God–TRUST
An important part of friendship is trust.
James 2:23-“and the scripture was fulfilled which says, ‘And Abraham believed God and it was accounted to him as righteousness,’ and he was called the friend of God.”
What made Abraham so close to God is that he trusted Him. In the first lesson of Phillip’s, we saw that Abraham was called to leave his home and “go not knowing”, leaving a nice place to live to live in tents in the desert.
By: Holly Green
Phillip preached a three-part series on Abraham and how we can be a friend of God. I wanted to post some of the points he made in the first lesson, since I was so inspired by them.
Normally, we do not think of God as a friend. We might think of Jesus as a friend because He said He is our friend. Abraham was called “a friend of God”. Can we be a friend of God? If so, how? What do we have to do?
What is a friend? A person you choose to be with when you get to choose who you want to be with. Do we want to be with God? We should want to.