Rev. David Appold, pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Paducah, Kentucky, studies Hebrews 11:17-19 on today’s episode: “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.” Rev. Appold talks about the testing of Abraham, what “figuratively speaking” means in these passages, and the typology of Jesus as the new Isaac.
“Heroes of Faith Alone” is a mini-series on Sharper Iron featuring a step-by-step walk through Hebrews 11, the “faith” chapter. Learn the legacy of our ancient fathers in the faith and bolster your own conviction.
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