Bible Study Subjects:
Back to Jerusalem
The Coming King
The Law of the King
Witch of Endor
Cities of Ash
A River of Life
Bowing to Baylon
A Tale of Two
Voice in the
A Jar of Oil
Above the Crowd
The Supreme Sacrifice
sky was still dark when the old patriarch clearly heard God speak.
"Abraham, ... Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest,
and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt
offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of." Genesis
Abraham began to tremble when he considered the staggering consequences
of this command. God had promised that through Isaac he would father a
mighty nation. All of Abraham's hopes and dreams were set upon this
miracle son given to him and Sarah in their old age. He didn't
understand why God was asking him to do this strange act, but he had
learned to trust and obey his heavenly Father--even when perplexed.
So Abraham gently awakened young Isaac and two trusted servants, and the
small company began the three-day trip to Moriah. As they neared the
mountain of sacrifice, Abraham instructed his servants to wait for him
and Isaac to return. Then he placed the wood on his son's back, and
together they started up the mountain.
Sensing that something was wrong, Isaac said, "Father, we have what we
need to start a fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt
offering?" Abraham replied, "My son, God will provide Himself a lamb for
a burnt offering."
When they reached the top, Abraham tearfully explained the reason for
their mission. Willingly Isaac submitted to God's command. After the
last embrace, the father tenderly bound his son and laid him upon the
rock altar. Abraham raised the knife, but suddenly he was stopped by an
angel and directed to sacrifice instead a wild ram that was trapped by
its horns in a nearby thornbush.
This moving story was not the only time a father had to make a painful
decision to sacrifice his beloved son.
did the animal that was sacrificed in Isaac's place represent?
. The next day John seeth __________ coming unto him, and saith,
Behold the lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.
was it necessary for Jesus to die?
. For ______ have sinned.
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death.
Hebrews 9:22 Without shedding of blood is no remission
1 Corinthians 15:3 Christ died for our sins.
1 Peter 3:18 For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the
just for the unjust.
Bible is priceless because it tells how sin entered the world and how
it will be removed. God cannot tolerate the ugly malignancy of sin.
The penalty for sin is death. And worse, when Adam and Eve sinned,
this disease of death passed to the entire human race. God's law and
the penalty for breaking it could not be changed, so all people were
doomed. But God could not stand to be separated from His creatures.
So, in an act of incredible love, He chose to send His Son into the
world to die in your place and mine. Our sins and our death penalty
were placed upon Him, and we were set free.
is this great plan of salvation called?
14:6 . Having the everlasting ____________ to preach unto them that
dwell on the earth.
plan of salvation is called the "gospel," which means "good news." And
it is indeed the most fabulous news ever delivered to people. Our
death penalty was assumed by Jesus, and our guilt was removed.
did God make such a fantastic sacrifice for us?
. For God so __________ the world, that he gave his only
strongest earthly tie is the love of a parent for a child. When God
the Father was willing to allow His Son, Jesus, to suffer and die in
our place, He demonstrated in the most powerful language how fervently
He loves each of us.
must I do to benefit from Jesus' sacrificial death?
. ______________ on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved.
John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to
become the sons of God.
offer of salvation is a gift (Romans 6:23). My part is to believe it
is true and to receive the gift by faith.
then, am I forgiven and cleansed?
. ____________ ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be
1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and
just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all
is the verbal side of repentance. True repentance includes a sorrow
for--and turning away from--sin (Proverbs 28:13).
is this wonderful conversion experience called?
. Ye must be ________ again.
glorious experience is referred to as a new birth because, as of that
moment, we have no past. Instead, we begin a fresh new life, as does a
newborn infant. It's the fantastic experience of beginning life anew
without one blot of guilt on our records.
enters the heart of each born-again Christian?
. Even the ____________ of truth; ... ye know him; for he dwelleth
with you, and shall be in you.
Himself actually dwells in a Christian through His Holy Spirit.
Jesus lives in my heart through the Holy Spirit, what will I do?
2:13 . Both to will and to ____ of his good pleasure.
will want to do His will, and He gives me the power to actually
should I be confident that my new-birth experience will be successful?
1:6 . He which hath __________ a good work in you will perform it
until the day of Jesus Christ.
am confident because Jesus promises to accomplish it for me by His
great power. Salvation rests upon His ability, not mine.
do some people fail in their Christian experience?
. We have turned every one to his own ______.
2 Peter 3:2 Be mindful of the words... and of the commandment
of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour:
often fail in Christian living because they accept Jesus as Saviour
but not as Lord, or "ruler," of their lives. Most of us want to have
our own way and to run our own lives. When we accept Jesus as Lord, we
turn over the running of our lives to Him. We keep our hands off the
steering wheel of our lives and ask Him to direct us. (See supplement
entitled "Once Saved, Always Saved?")
can I know that Jesus accepts me and that I am His child?
. God, that cannot lie, _________.
Matthew 7:7 Ask, and it shall be given you.
know that Jesus receives us when we ask Him, because He cannot tell a
lie. He has promised to receive us, and He does receive us--not
because we feel different, but because He promised.
will true conversion change a life?
. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have
________ one to another.
2 Corinthians 5:17 If any man be in Christ, he is a new
1 John 3:22 We keep his commandments, and do those
things that are pleasing in his sight.
Romans 12:2 Be not conformed to this world: but be ye
transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what
is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Acts 1:8 Ye shall be witnesses unto me.
Ephesians 6:18 Praying always with all prayer and
supplication in the Spirit.
wonderful promises come with Christian life?
4:13 . I can do all ____________ through Christ which
Philippians 4:19 God shall supply all your needs.
Mark 10:27 With God all things are possible.
John 15:11 That your joy might be full.
John 10:10 That they might have life ... more abundantly.
Hebrews 13:5 I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
Hebrews 13:6 I will not fear what man shall do unto me.
John 14:27 My peace I give unto you.
gives His people the following eight precious promises:
-We can accomplish anything through Jesus.
-All our needs will be supplied.
-Nothing will be impossible for us.
-Our joy will be full.
-We will have more abundant living.
-God will never leave or forsake us.
-We need never fear what men may do to us.
-The Lord will give us His perfect peace.
Praise the Lord! How could anything be better than that?
you decide now to accept Jesus' plan to save you?