On the Mountaintop with Abraham

Speaker: Pastor Marty Voltz
Scripture: Genesis 22:1-19
Series: Lessons from the Mountaintop

Mountaintop experiences are not all "mountaintop experiences," if you know what I mean. They are not all sunshine and light. There is a dark side to the mountain a place of testing. The following are three lessons from the "dark" side of the mountain:

  1. On the dark side of the mountain, God tests our faith in Him (v. 1).
    • Will you trust Me with the thing you love most?
    • Will you trust Me even when you can't understand what I'm up to?
    • Will you trust Me for the impossible?
  2. On the dark side of the mountain, we learn that God means us no harm (vv. 11-12).
  3. On the dark side of the mountain, the man or woman of faith will receive God's provision for today and His blessing for tomorrow (vv. 13, 15-18).
    • God's provision for today is exactly what we need (v. 13).
    • God's blessing for tomorrow is more than we can even imagine (vv. 15-18).

"To this day it is said (by those who have been with God on the dark side of the mountain), 'On the mountain of the Lord, it will be provided!"

Posted on June 2, 2013 and filed under Lessons . . . Mountaintop.