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Isaac and Rebecca, Sunday School Lesson, November 28, 2010

Eliezer and Rebecca at the well

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This week our children will continue with the Old Testament story of Isaac and Rebecca.  God continues to work out His plan of salvation in the story of these two persons.  We find that Abraham sends his servant to his own people, far away to find a wife for his son, Isaac.   “LORD,” when used in uppercase, refers to the personal name of God.  It is used many, many times in this story, and holds a central place for Abraham and his people in their daily lives and in their worship.   This is not just another arranged marriage.

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Abraham and Isaac, Sunday School Lesson, November 21, 2010

Abraham and Isaac (detail), 1645, by Rembrandt...

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God promised Sarah and Abraham a son, a real son of their own.  Sarah was old and barren, yet God provided.  Isaac was the son born to Abraham and Sarah in their old age. This week, God asks something of Abraham.  A sacrifice.  As they walk up the mountain, Isaac asks his father where the sacrifice may be.  Abraham replies in faith, “God will provide.”  Click here to listen to this week’s interview with Deaconess Pam Nielson of Concordia Publishing House on Issues, etc.