I Give Myself Away

Topics: God, Binding of Isaac, Isaac Pages: 4 (862 words) Published: October 24, 2011
I Give Myself Away ( So You can Use Me)

Intro: Story about giving something away

Give – 1. To present voluntarily and without expecting compensation:

2. To apply fully or freely; devote:

3. To make a gift of

Give away – Denotes handing over the Bride to the groom

Scripture: Romans 12: 1-2 – I beseech you therefore brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, Holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service

This means to present once and for all

Present –

1. To introduce

2. To offer for observation, examination, or consideration; show or display

3. To give or award

The Fruit of the spirit - Galatians 5:22-23 - But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.

Life of mercy – Build your life on his mercy and your life will flow out with mercy

Scripture reading; Genesis 22: 1-19 – The story of Abraham and Isaacs (the sacrifice)

This command came as a terrific challenge to Abraham: Isaac had been born in a very special way, long after Abraham and his wife could have expected to have children. There were special promises from God woven around his birth: In Genesis chapter 12 verses 1-3, when Abraham is already 75 years old, God promises that he will be the father of a great nation - but he does not have any children

The promise is repeated in Genesis chapter 13 verses 14-16, but there is still no sign of children

In Genesis chapter 15 verses 4-5, when Abraham doubts, God renews the promise - but there are still no children

So when he is 86, Abraham decides to take things into his own hands, and fathers a child on one of his slave girls. In Genesis chapter 17 verses 17-19, thirteen years later, when Abraham is 99 and his wife is 90, God renews his promise. Finally, in Genesis chapter 21 verses 1-2, the promised son finally arrives....
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