Abraham; Faith in Action
A Sermon on John 1:12-13; Hebrews 11:17-19
But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God. (ESV)
By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises was in the act of offering up his only son, of whom it was said, “Through Isaac shall your offspring be named.” He considered that God was able even to raise him from the dead, from which, figuratively speaking, he did receive him back. (ESV)
Assurance: faith in action; the nature of assurance; faith tested; a means of growth; a personal God.