When studying Biblical Studies at Sydney University many years ago, I studied under a lovely Rabbi who highlighted the significance and power of this passage from Genesis 22 – the binding of Isaac – called the ‘aqedah sacrifice’. It still disturbs and challenges us to reflect deeply on the nature of faith and the call by God to give everything we have to him, following the example of our father in faith, Abraham, who said this complete ‘yes’ to God, and knew that God will provide the lamb of sacrifice for us.

Recorded at St Michael’s, 9.30am (9’03”)

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