Generation to Generation: Life’s Ultimate Sacrifice
Rev Dr Richard Chung May 30, 2021
Life’s Ultimate Sacrifice
Based on Genesis 22:1-19 – Abraham Sacrifices Isaac
God commands Abraham to sacrifice Isaac as a burnt offering. Abraham obeyed the command to sacrifice Isaac. God intervenes, right before Abraham was about to slay Isaac, to save him. Life gives us treasures and takes away from us. Ultimately, reality demands us to sacrifice what we cherish the most for the greater good of all. That is how the covenant relationship works between God (the Reality/Life) and us. Sacrifice must be made. And the world will prosper.
Order of Worship Service | May 30, 2021
Prelude: “Little Partita on Old Hundredth”, David Lasky
Call to Worship
God is with us! We are not alone! God is with us in Jesus! We are loved through his sacrifice!
God is with us, around us, and in us through God’s Spirit. We are strengthened by Spirit’s Fire! We give thanks to God for the faithfulness of our ancestors. Come, let us worship God of our fathers and mothers.
Hymn: VU 580 “Faith of Our Fathers”
Time for All Ages
Scripture Reading: Genesis 22:1-19 “God Commands Abraham to Sacrifice Isaac”
Solo: “Come Follow Me” Words: Sally K. Albrecht; Music: Jay Althouse
Sermon: Life’s Ultimate Sacrifice
Reflective Music: “Andantino”, Cesar Franck
Prayers of the People and the Lord’s Prayer
Hymn: “When Abraham Went Up” Words: Carolyn Winfrey Gillette; Tune: Leoni
Postlude: “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty”, Johann Gottfried Walther
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