What did Abraham know, and when did he know it?

Partway through his earthly ministry, Jesus stands in the Temple exchanging barbs with some naysayers. He drops an interesting comment: “Your father Abraham rejoiced at the thought of seeing my day; he saw it and was glad” (John 8:56 NIV). Believers ever since have wondered when Abraham saw Jesus.  I heard a sermon this weekend […]

God plans ahead

God chose the spot where he asked Abraham to build an altar and sacrifice his son Isaac. God told Abraham to take the boy to “a place I will show you.”  It was several days’ walk from where Abraham lived in the Negev desert.  When they got close, Abraham laid the firewood on the boy’s […]