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Sermon: God and His Faithfulness

A plaque with the word God's Faithfulness on it.

Introduction

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the word faithfulness as “deserving trust, keeping your promises or doing what you are supposed to do.” Although we love to know such reliable people the society is full of unfaithful people. Faithfulness has become a rare virtue today. We see cheating spouses, double-tongued politicians, unfaithful business associates, and the list continues.

Sermon notes: God commands Abraham to sacrifice Isaac

A painting of Abraham going to sacrifice Isaac.

Introduction

Elie Wiesel the most famous Holocaust survivor of all time once said this. “After the Holocaust, I did not lose faith in God. I lost faith in mankind!” If the Holocaust was a test, I am sure Wiesel passed it with flying colors. Speaking of tests, Abraham is a man we cannot ignore. Abraham proved that God can trust him. But God is all-knowing. He already knew Abraham will obey. Then why did he test his servant? Was he being a bully or a prankster? Definitely not. God had some lessons in mind that he wanted Abraham to learn. In today’s sermon, I want to share with you four of those lessons.

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