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031109PM The people of the Bible-06 Moriah

The human being of the Bible:

Moriah, Golgotha, and Calvary

Slide: Jerusalem Sunspot

Jerusalem should be her favorite city. After all, it’s the city that God has chosen for self (I queens 11:13). In Psalm 87:2,3 us read, ‘The mr loves the entrances of Zion more than all the other dwelling locations of Jacob. Glorious things are spoken of you, oh city the God.’

Jerusalem! 3 thousand years of lifetimes! Abraham and Isaac ~ above the altar of Moriah, a stone’s throw from here!

David, the shepherd-king, the town hall Bathsheba from a distance.

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Jeremiah, mourning because that the exiles.

Jesus, teaching in the Temple.

Peter’s betrayal.

Jesus, wade the method of Sorrows! Dying v forgiveness ~ above his lips.

Peter, shouting the an excellent news in the roads on Pentecost! that is risen! call on His name and live forever with Him!

Ancient maps placed Jerusalem In the center of the world, and I think they were right.

Jerusalem is the one location in the holy bible God simply can’t avoid talking about. End 814 times the word of God records the surname of the city the God-Jerusalem.

This night Jerusalem is the redemptive facility of history. This evening over there is a hill exterior the wall surfaces of Jerusalem called Golgotha – wherein mankind murdered its an equipment on a overcome of wood v carpenters devices – however He make the hill top top which the stood!

Jerusalem is additionally God’s timepiece. The final occasions of world history will culminate there through the glorious return that Jesus Christ to the mountain of Olives.

Slide: Akedah

What around Jerusalem’s old past? In Genesis 22:2 the mr asked Abraham to sacrifice Isaac top top ‘Mount Moriah.” The only other passage whereby this name shows up is 2 Chronicles 3:1 where we read, ‘Then Solomon began to develop the house of the mr in Jerusalem on mountain Moriah…” So, evidently Abraham to be asked to sacrifice Isaac on mount Moriah, which was the exact spot whereby the holy place was later constructed in Jerusalem. Once you look at the temple area today, mental this is whereby that dramatic occasion happened.


Slide: Aerial

One of the most intriguing verses in the bible is in man 8:56. What makes this such and also interesting verse? To discover out, let’s go there. One an enig that unlocks the new Testament is to clock the Pharisees as soon as they interact with Christ. Whenever they get upset, it is usually because they realized something. If us follow the reaction of the religious leaders, then us will record what we could otherwise mix.

Jesus was teaching in the holy place area, and he provides this explain which dropped like a bombshell. Verse 56 records Jesus saying the there to be a day, over 2000 years the past, when Abraham rejoiced to view Jesus. Have actually you ever before wondered once that job was? that day is tape-recorded for united state in Genesis 22.

Notice the reaction the the religious leaders. Verse 59 says, “they took up stones to stone Him.” notification they are fairly upset. Lock knew what Jesus had actually just said, what He declared – and they hated Him because that it. Now think around this. It’s just a few months later on that Jesus goes come Golgotha transferring His very own Cross. Where did the go? man 19.17-18 says Golgotha.

Slide: Abraham

This evening we space looking at mount Moriah, Golgotha, and also Calvary. Wherein is Golgotha or the ar of the skull situated today? Golgotha is located just exterior the walls of Jerusalem, not more then 700 m from the spot where King Solomon built the an initial Jewish Temple. According to Jewish tradition Solomon developed the temple on mount Moriah, commemorating the precise spot wherein Abraham extended out Isaac top top the altar that sacrifice (Genesis 22: 1-19). Mountain Moriah, the holy place of Solomon, the location of Isaac sacrifice, and also Golgotha — room all the very same place. All mark the location where God bound self to accomplish the assures of the Abraham the covenant.

Slide: City of David

The crucifixion that Jesus took place in that very same “region the Moriah” wherein over 2000 years before Abraham had actually stood ready to offer to God his just son, his chaste son, the God’s command. Yet this time as Jesus was brought about the overcome caring the wood upon i beg your pardon he would certainly be offered, there to be no ram recorded in the bushes to take his place. The ancient prophecy was additionally a promise. God called Abraham that at some point “ in the hill of the lord — it will be provided”. And now it to be provided, in the person of Jesus Christ. He provided Himself for me.

The blog post of Moriah is a article of love. The very first usage the a native in the bible is always significant. Once is the first time words love occurs in the Bible? Genesis 22 is the answer. What is the most famous very first in the Bible? man 3:16. It’s impressive that the first usage that love and the scriptures is around a Father providing His Son. And that Father that so loved the world, the He gave his one and also only kid for the world.

The apostle man writes in his very first chapter city 29 these words “ the Lamb that God that taketh away the sin of the world”. In ~ the finish of his life john wrote an additional letter, we speak to it his very first epistle that John. In first John 2.1-2 after ~ a lifetime of meditating ~ above the greatest event of all time — the sacrifice that Jesus Christ stated these powerful words –“ Jesus Christ, the Righteous One, is the time sacrifice for our sins, and also not only for ours only, but likewise for the sins of the entirety world”.

Slides: Genesis 22 to john 3.16

Think of all the parallels a descendent the Abraham through the surname of Jesus involved the Cross, chaste of any type of crime that he had committed. Jesus to be slain close to the timber which He had actually to carry himself come the ar of his sacrifice (Jn 19.17). Exactly how strangely reminiscent of Genesis 22 where another son the Abraham additionally carried wood, and was to adjust on the wood, to it is in sacrificed.

Isaac to be spared through the an individual intervention of God. Jesus suffered, bled, and died — there is no the intervention of God. God’s spared no his own son but delivered him up for united state all. God did not spared Jesus so the he might suffer and spare us the wrath the God.

There are countless parallels in between the life that Jesus and also Isaac. Matthew go to good pains to trace the family tree of Jesus back across 42 unbroken generations — finishing in the bear of Abraham.

Slides: Abraham – Gen 22

Isaac is a wonderful form of Christ, the just Son that was ready to offer His life to please His Father.

Both Isaac and Christ were promised sons;Both to be born miraculously (of course, Christ to be born the the Virgin Mary and also was sinless);Both carried joy to the heart of the father;Both were born at the collection time.Both were persecuted by your brethren and both were obedient unto death.Both were about the age 30 (note Genesis 23 offers Sarah’s death at period 127, for this reason Isaac was 37 then!Christ was crucified between two thieves, and also the 2 young males went v Isaac (v. 3).Isaac doubted his father, and Jesus asked, “My God, why have actually You forsaken Me?” (Matt. 27:46, nkjv)Of course, Christ in reality died, while Isaac was spared. However, in God’s vision Isaac had “died.” Hebrews 11:19 claims that “in a figure” (that is, symbolically) Isaac was increased from the dead.Verse 19 indicates that Abraham went back to the waiting servants, yet nothing is said about Isaac. This as well is a type; for the following time we check out Isaac, he is receiving his bride! (24:62ff) even so Christ gave Himself ~ above the cross and also went back to heaven, and one day will come forth to obtain His Bride, the church.<1>


Slides: City of David to Cross


Slide: Abraham


Genesis 22:1-19

Now it involved pass after these points that God experiment Abraham, and said come him, “Abraham!” and also he said, “Here ns am.”Then the said, “Take currently your son, your just son Isaac, whom girlfriend love, and also go come the land of Moriah, and offer that there together a burnt offering on one of the hills of which i shall phone call you.”So Abraham rose early in the morning and saddled his donkey, and took 2 of his young guys with him, and Isaac his son; and also he separation the wood for the burned offering, and arose and went come the ar of i m sorry God had actually told him.Then on the third day Abraham lifted his eyes and also saw the ar afar off.And Abraham stated to his young men, “Stay here through the donkey; the lad and also I will certainly go yonder and also worship, and also we will certainly come back to you.” Romans 4.17 (as it is written, “I have actually made girlfriend a dad of numerous nations”) in the visibility of Him whom he believed—God, who provides life to the dead and also calls those things which carry out not exist as though lock did;So Abraham take it the lumber of the scorched offering and laid that on Isaac his son (John 19.17); and he took the fire in his hand, and also a knife, and also the two of them go together. II Corinthians 5.21; Isaiah 53.6 All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, every one, to his own way; and also the Lord has actually laid on him the iniquity of united state all.But Isaac spoke to Abraham his father and also said, “My father!” and he said, “Here ns am, mine son.” then he said, “Look, the fire and the wood, however where is the lamb because that a burned offering?”And Abraham said, “My son, God will provide for himself the lamb for a burned offering.” therefore the 2 of them went together. John 1.29Then they involved the location of i beg your pardon God had told him. And also Abraham developed an altar there and also placed the timber in order; and he bound Isaac his son and laid him on the altar, ~ above the wood.And Abraham stretched out his hand and took the knife come slay his son.But the point of view of the Lord dubbed to that from heaven and also said, “Abraham, Abraham!” for this reason he said, “Here ns am.”And that said, “Do no lay your hand on the lad, or execute anything to him; for now I recognize that you are afraid God, due to the fact that you have actually not withheld your son, your only son, indigenous Me.”Then Abraham lifted his eyes and looked, and also there behind him to be a ram captured in a thicket through its horns. So Abraham went and took the ram, and offered it up for a burned offering rather of his son. (This “ram” shows really specifically that the prophecy no fulfilled till THE LAMB was slain)And Abraham referred to as the surname of the place, The-Lord-Will-Provide; together it is said to this day, “In the mount of the mr it shall it is in provided.” Galatians 3:8 and the Scripture, foreseeing the God would certainly justify the Gentiles through faith, taught the gospel come Abraham beforehand, saying, “In you all the countries shall be blessed.”Then the point of view of the Lord dubbed to Abraham a second time out of heaven,and said: “By Myself I have actually sworn, says the Lord, due to the fact that you have actually done this thing, and have no withheld your son, your only son—blessing I will bless you, and also multiplying I will certainly multiply your descendants together the stars the the heaven and also as the sand which is ~ above the seashore; and your progeny shall possess the gate of their enemies.In your seed all the countries of the planet shall it is in blessed, because you have actually obeyed mine voice.” Galatians 3:14-16 the the blessing the Abraham can come top top the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, the we could receive the promise that the heart through faith. 15 Brethren, i speak in the path of men: despite it is only a masculine covenant, yet if it is confirmed, nobody annuls or adds to it. 16 now to Abraham and also his Seed were the promises made. He does no say, “And come seeds,” together of many, however as that one, “And to your Seed,” who is Christ.So Abraham went back to his young men, and they rose and also went together to Beersheba; and Abraham dwelt in ~ Beersheba.



Expect<2> tests native God (Gen. 22:1–2)<3>


Our faith is not really tested until God asks us to bear what appears unbearable, carry out what seems unreasonable, and expect what seems impossible.Faith walk not need explanations; faith rests top top promises.


Focus ~ above promises, not explanations (Gen. 22:3–5)


Depend on god’s provision (Gen. 22:6–14)


Where does the Lord administer our needs? In the location of His assignment. Abraham was at the appropriate place, therefore God can meet his needs. We have actually no right to suppose the provision of God if we are not in the will certainly of God.When walk God satisfy our needs? simply when we have actually the need and not a minute before. When you bring your requests come the throne the grace, God answers through mercy and also grace “in time the need” (Heb. 4:16). Periodically it looks favor God waits till the last minute to send help, yet that is only from ours human allude of view. God is never late.How does God administer for us? In methods that are usually rather natural. God did not send one angel with a sacrifice; he simply permitted a ram to get captured in a shrub at a time as soon as Abraham needed it and in a place where Abraham might get his hand on it. All Abraham essential was one animal, so God did not send a totality flock the sheep.To who does God provide His provision? come those who trust Him and also obey His instructions. Once we room doing the will certainly of God, we can expect the supplication of God. A deacon in the an initial church i pastored offered to repeat us, “When God’s job-related is excellent in god’s way, it will not absence God’s support.” God is no obligated to bless my principles or projects, however He is obligated to assistance His work if it is done in His way.Why does God carry out our every need? for the an excellent glory the His name! “Hallowed it is in Thy name” is the first petition in the Lord’s Prayer (Matt. 6:9–13), and also it governs all the various other requests. God was glorified on mount Moriah due to the fact that Abraham and Isaac walk the will certainly of the Lord and also glorified Jesus Christ. We need to pause to think about this important truth.


Seek to glorify Christ

If ever before two suffering people revealed Jesus Christ, it was Abraham and Isaac on mount Moriah. Their experience is a photo of the Father and also the Son and the overcome and is one of the many beautiful types of Christ found anywhere in the Old Testament. Jesus claimed to the Jews, “Your father, Abraham, rejoiced to see My day; and also he witnessed it, and also was glad” (John 8:56).

In Isaac’s miraculous birth, Abraham witnessed the day of Christ’s birth;In Isaac’s marriage (Gen. 24), he saw the job of Christ’s coming because that His bride.But on mount Moriah, once Isaac willingly placed himself on the altar, Abraham experienced the job of Christ’s death and resurrection.


Look front to what God has for you (Gen. 22:15–24)


Beer-sheba, wherein Abraham dwelt, is about forty-two miles remote from Jerusalem, and also it is no to be wondered at that Abraham, Isaac, the two servants, and also the ass laden through wood because that the burnt-offering, did no reach this place till the third day; check out Ge 22:4.

Verse 4. The 3rd day> 3 is a mystical number:

Christ increased from the dead the third day, Mt 17:23; 1Co 15:4;He was crucified the third hour after ~ noon, mr 15:25:On the third work Isaac to be to be available up, therefore it was the third work in i beg your pardon Christ likewise was to it is in perfected, Lu 13:32;the binding the Isaac, Ge 21:9, was also typical, therefore Christ was bound, Mt 27:2.<4>

Isaac brought the wood for the burnt-offering, Ge 22:6, for this reason Christ carried the tree whereon he died, Joh 19:17;

The son bore the load of sin. the is amazing that the hardwood is mentioned five times in the narrative and that Isaac did not start carrying the wood until he arrived on Mount Moriah.The timber is not simply a photo of the cross, because that Jesus walk not bring His cross all the method to Calvary. The wood appears to also be a photo of the burden of sin that Jesus boring for us (1 Peter 2:24). Abraham take it the wood and “laid it upon Isaac his son” (Gen. 22:6), and also “the mr hath set on that the iniquity of us all” (Isa. 53:6). The fire consumed the hardwood as a snapshot of the judgment of God against sin.<5>

<1>Warren W. Wiersbe, Wiersbe’s Expository Outlines on the Old Testament, (Jewish new Testament Publications: The Jewish brand-new Testament Commentary) Clarksville, MD.

<2> all of these points space quoted native Warren W. Wiersbe, Be Obedient, (Wheaton, IL: Victor Books) 1994.

<3>Warren W. Wiersbe, Be Obedient, (Wheaton, IL: Victor Books) 1994.

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<4>Clarke, Adam, Clarke’s Commentary: Genesis, (Albany, OR: eras Software, Inc.) 1999.