We encourage you to use the following outline
for personal or group Bible study, Sunday school classes or sermons.
The need for a sacrifice
- Genesis 3:21 records how God sacrificed an animal to make a covering for Adam and Eve.
- Read Genesis 4:3-7 and Hebrews 11:4. Abel learned something from this that Cain failed to understand or respond to. /li>
strong>The call for a sacrifice
- In Genesis 22:1-2, God asks Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac. Notice Abraham’s reassurance to Isaac in Genesis 22:7-8.
- God provided not a lamb but a ram in Genesis 22:13. He would later provide a lamb who would be sacrificed for the salvation of His people (Exodus 12:1-32, Isaiah 53:7, John 1:29, 1 Corinthians 5:6-8, Revelation 5: 1-14).
- Compare God’s word to Abraham in Genesis 22:1-2, 14-18 with Romans 8:32. Notice the reference to Mount Moriah in 2 Chronicles 3:1. What do these verses tell us about God’s plan of salvation and the way He gave His people hints of Jesus’ sacrifice?
The result of Christ’s sacrifice
- Read 1 John 1:7, 1 Peter 1:18-19, Revelation 12:11.
- Read Hebrews 10:19-23. In light of our confidence to come to God through Christ’s shed blood, what else are we to do?
- How does the knowledge that Jesus shed His blood for us enable us to do these things?
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