West End United Methodist Church

More Questions Than Answers

Speakers:Erin Racine
Topics:Children's moment, Sermon, Sunday service

In our sermon series using texts from Genesis with the theme “Family Matters,” today’s story is that very uncomfortable one of Abraham being asked to sacrifice his son, Isaac, the one he and Sarah had awaited for decades.  Is this, after all, a story of divine child abuse?  It does end well, but there are so many questions about the story leading up to the end.  Is that the purpose of the story – to stir up questions and make us examine our faith?  Does this have something to say about our needing to wrestle with questions?   Should we be viewing all that’s going on in the world right now as an opportunity to question and listen?  (NOTE: We usually post the 11 o’clock service, but with the COVID-19 threat we are having only the 8:45 service today, and that is the service we are posting.  NOTE:  Although the video begins with the Children’s Moment, once it starts you can scroll back to the beginning of the service if you want.  The video of the entire service is available to watch.)


  • Genesis :22:1-14