278.1: Abrahamic Texts and Tests (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 9 Updated)

March 3, 2018

Engaging Gospel Doctrine

“God Will Provide Himself a Lamb”

 

Abraham believed that God asked him to sacrifice his son Isaac, but was he right? Did he fail this test? And perhaps we can get to the most important lessons by looking at the story from Isaac’s perspective. There is no doubt that in this story, Abraham failed his son.

Productive Sunday School

  1. Feeling the power of the story/getting people’s sincere responses
  2. How do we know when we are being inspired by God, especially if a prompting is confusing or difficult?
  3. How do we develop the courage to align ourselves with God’s will?
  4. What if Abraham was wrong?
  5. How are we guilty of sacrificing our children and loved ones to ideas?
  6. Conclusion: People are more sacred than sacred texts.

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Class Member Reading: Abraham 1; Genesis 15, 16, 17, 21, 22; Hebrews 11:17-19; James 2:21-23; Jacob 4:5

Additional Reading: Hebrews 11:8-19; D&C 132:34-36

Other Reading: Genesis 15-28, skimming to see how the (near) sacrifice of Isaac fits within the larger context.

 

You can access my Lesson Notes here (or PDF).

 

Thanks to Trent Oliphant  for reissuing the episode, and to Steven Nelson for the beautiful bumper music.

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