Sermon Notes

Do you know anybody who loves their independence and struggles living a life dependent on God?

Do you know anybody who lives with an acute sense of fear and insecurity?


While Abraham was unsteady, God remained steady.


Genesis 16:13 (NIV84)

She gave this name to the Lord who spoke to her: "You are the God who sees me," for she said, "I have now seen the One who sees me."


El Roi — The God who sees.


Genesis 21:1–3 (NIV84)

Now the Lord was gracious to Sarah as he had said, and the Lord did for Sarah what he had promised. 2 Sarah became pregnant and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at the very time God had promised him. 3 Abraham gave the name Isaac to the son Sarah bore him. 


Genesis 22:1–19 (NIV84)

Some time later God tested Abraham. 


2 Then God said, “Take your son, your only son, Isaac, whom you love, and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains I will tell you about.”


Abraham's circumstances, don't add up to what he believes about God.