Everyone who is familiar with the Bible knows that God commanded Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac. Most overlook the fact that before this Abraham had been commanded to sacrifice his other son, Ishmael.
Ishmael’s birth was the result of Abraham’s impatience. God had commanded him to go to the land of Canaan and promised that there he would make a great nation of him.
Now the LORD said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the
On one occasion, while the crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God, Jesus was standing by the lake of Gennesaret, and he saw two boats by the lake, but the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets. Getting into one of the boats, which was Simon’s, he asked him to put out a little from the land. And he sat down and taught the people from the boat.
And when he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into the deep and let down your nets for