FAITH looks at the life story of Abraham through the lens of his faith. Hebrews 11 says Abraham acted “by faith” 3 different times, and more is written in the faith chapter about him than any other person in the Bible. Join us this summer as we study the life, character, and faith of someone Romans 4:11 calls the “father of faith.”
Jireh — The God Who Sees To It
2 Corinthians 5:7 (ESV) we walk by faith, not by sight.
Genesis 22:1-2 (ESV) After these things God tested Abraham and said to him, “Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.” 2 He said, “Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you.”
Genesis 22:11-14 (ESV) “Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.” 12 He said, “Do not lay your hand on the boy or do anything to him, for now I know that you fear God, seeing you have not withheld your son, your only son, from me.” 13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, behind him was a ram, caught in a thicket by his horns. And Abraham went and took the ram and offered it up as a burnt offering instead of his son. 14 So Abraham called the name of that place, “The Lord will provide”
Jireh: the God who sees to it!
Hebrews 11:1 (NKJV) Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Genesis 22:5 (NIV) We will worship and then we will come back to you.
Genesis 22:8 (NIV) God himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering.
Romans 4:20-21 (ESV) No unbelief made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, 21 fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised.
Hebrews 11:17, 19 (NLT) It was by faith that Abraham offered Isaac as a sacrifice when God was testing him … Abraham reasoned that if Isaac died, God was able to bring him back to life again.
Mark 6:5-6 (ESV) he could do no mighty work there, except that he laid his hands on a few sick people and healed them. 6 And he marveled because of their unbelief.
Mark 9:23-24 (ESV) “All things are possible for one who believes.” 24 Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, “I believe; help my unbelief!”