Jason Mayhall, Lead Pastor – Genesis 22:1-24
Pastor Jason Mayhall leads Redemption Bible Church through the details of the famous story of Abraham and his son Isaac in Genesis 22. This is a continuation of the sermon series entitled “Trust Fall.” We see how God will use tests of faith to get our attention. He does this as a way to ensure our priorities are right, to help us let go of our daily concerns and to focus on Him. We see how Abraham perseveres through such a test, as he is willing to offer up his son Isaac on the altar. It is through perseverance in these tests of faith that we demonstrate obedience to God and make our faith visible. These experiences put our true character on display, revealing what we believe and how we act on that belief. Moving through spiritual tests helps us become more like Jesus, letting the world see His greatness through us. These experiences can come suddenly and can be difficult to get through, but we must trust that God knows what he’s doing. In spite of any frustration, pain, and doubt, we must see that God is asking us to obey. God will always give us what we need to get through to the other side with our faith strengthened.