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This week I had to preach on the Binding of Isaac. Had to.

Early in the year I made a tentative schedule for a year of preaching and in it I included ten weeks of Genesis. And I knew then I would have to include this sermon. And I dreaded it.

A few months ago I made a schedule of Genesis specifically. And it included, of course, this story. And I dreaded it.

All last week as I prepared I dreaded it. As I walked to the pulpit, as I gave the sermon, every second I dreaded this story.

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