Jesus Christ, the Son of … Abraham

Abraham left the wealth and power of Ur to go to Palestine  

Jesus left the palaces of heaven to descend to Bethlehem

Abraham offered his son Isaac on the altar   

Jesus offered himself on the Cross

Abraham’s son did not die; God substituted a ram instead   

Jesus was the lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world

Abraham received his son back form the dead, as it were   

Jesus himself rose from the dead, in fact

Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him as righteousness   

Jesus has become righteousness itself to all who believe in him.

God promised Abraham that he would become a great nation   

In Christ, we are a holy nation, a people for God’s possession

God promised Abraham that his name would be great   

Jesus Christ has been given the name that is above every name

God promised Abraham that he would be a blessing   

In Christ we are blessed with every spiritual blessing

God promised Abraham that his people would inherit the land of Canaan   

In Christ all believers are heirs to the entire world

God promised Abraham that in him all the families of the earth would be blessed   

In Christ all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, blessed by God, offer up constant blessing and praise to God and to the Lamb.