THIS SUNDAY SCHOOL OVERVIEW FEATURES HIGHLIGHTS OF THE LESSON EACH WEEK. BIBLICAL TRANSLATIONS WILL VARY, BUT THE MAIN RESOURCE WILL BE THE TOWNSEND PRESS SUNDAY SCHOOL COMMENTARY, 97th EDITION. THIS FEATURE IS DESIGNED TO BE OF HELP TO THOSE WHO CANNOT ATTEND THEIR LOCAL CHURCH AND/OR SUNDAY SCHOOL.
Lesson Title: THE LORD WILL PROVIDE
Adult/Young Adult Topic: A TEST OF TRUTH
Printed Text: GENESIS 22:1-3, 6-14
Key Verse: GENESIS 22:8 (NIV) Abraham answered, “God himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.” And the two of them went on together.
Source: Townsend Press Sunday School Commentary – 97th Edition, 2017-2018
UNIFYING LESSON PRINCIPLE: People are reluctant to make challenging personal sacrifices for fear of losing everything. How can they learn to offer difficult sacrifices even in the face of fear? By being willing to offer his son, Abraham learned to trust God, who provided everything he needed.
CONCLUDING REFLECTION: Abraham’s trust in God was demonstrated by his obedience. It has often been said that our actions speak louder than our words. Abraham’s experience can be used as an example for contemporary Christians to emulate. The more we place our trust in God, the more God will make a way for us. Would you be willing to sacrifice your most precious relationship or possession if God requested it?
PRAYER: Thank you, LORD, for the marvelous example of Abraham. We want to always stay open to any request you may have of us. “Take my life and let it be consecrated, LORD, to Thee.” In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.