Summary: To show that we need to constantly remind ourselves of GOD's promises for us on whatever we have prayed for and it will be done.
Do you trust GOD enough that He will answer all your prayers?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that we need to constantly remind ourselves of GOD's promises for us on whatever we have prayed for and it will be done.
Hebrews 11:11 (Amplified Bible)
11:11 Because of faith also Sarah herself received physical power to conceive a child, even when she was long past the age for it, because she considered [God] Who had given her the promise to be reliable and trustworthy and true to His word.
Praise, worship and thank You very much LORD JESUS, for I have already accepted, and reminded ourselves of everything you have given to us, and You have not withhold anything good for us.
Sarah trusted GOD in His Promises
Subtitle: Study on the Book of Hebrews
A. Date of writing: Before AD. 70
B. Style of writing: Best Greek style
C. Authorship: Not specific, but generally attributed to Apostle Paul. Can be also ascribed to Barnabas, Luke, Apollos
D. Audience: Hebrew Christians
E. Theme: Christ is superior to the prophets; Christ is superior to angels—J. Vernon McGee's Thru The Bible
F. Purpose: The chief doctrinal purpose of the writer was to show the transcendent glory of the Christian dispensation, as compared with that of the Old Testament.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
G. Keyword: better
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. By faith, Sarah received physical power to conceive a child
"Because of faith also Sarah herself received physical power to conceive a child, even when she was long past the age for it,"
Received or "lambano" in Greek meaning:
1. to get hold of
3. when I call
4. to hold
It's not like she will just receive it, but she already has it, she just need to get hold of it or call it to remembrance and accept it.
Strength or "dunamis" in Greek meaning:
2. miraculous power
3. ability, abundance, might
4. mighty wonderful work
Conceive or "katabole" in Greek meaning:
1. deposition - the act of laying or throwing down. ex. Laying of eggs on the ground
seed or "sperma" in Greek meaning:
1. from which a plant germinates
2. the product of this semen: seed, children, offspring
Characteristics of Sarah:
1. Sarah was ninety years old, the everlasting covenant was established with Isaac
Genesis 17:17-19 (Amplified Bible)
17:17 Then Abraham fell on his face and laughed and said in his heart, Shall a child be born to a man who is a hundred years old? And shall Sarah, who is ninety years old, bear a son?
17:18 And [he] said to God, Oh, that Ishmael might live before You!
17:19 But God said, Sarah your wife shall bear you a son indeed, and you shall call his name Isaac [laughter]; and I will establish My covenant or solemn pledge with him for an everlasting covenant and with his posterity after him.
2. Sarah was past the age of childbearing, she laughed to herself
Genesis 18:11-14 (Amplified Bible)
18:11 Now Abraham and Sarah were old, well advanced in years; it had ceased to be with Sarah as with [young] women. [She was past the age of childbearing].
18:12 Therefore Sarah laughed to herself, saying, After I have become aged shall I have pleasure and delight, my lord (husband), being old also?
18:13 And the Lord asked Abraham, Why did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I really bear a child when I am so old?
18:14 Is anything too hard or too wonderful for the Lord? At the appointed time, when the season [for her delivery] comes around, I will return to you and Sarah shall have borne a son.
3. Sarah became pregnant and bore Abraham a son in his old age
Genesis 21:1-2 (Amplified Bible)
21:1 THE LORD visited Sarah as He had said, and the Lord did for her as He had promised.
21:2 For Sarah became pregnant and bore Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time God had told him.
4. Sarah obeyed Abraham - following his guidance and acknowledging his headship over her by] calling him lord (master, leader, authority)
- married women are prone to give way to hysterical fears, letting anxieties unnerve them.
1 Peter 3:5-6 (Amplified Bible)
3:5 For it was thus that the pious women of old who hoped in God were [accustomed] to beautify themselves and were submissive to their husbands [adapting themselves to them as themselves secondary and dependent upon them].
3:6 It was thus that Sarah obeyed Abraham [following his guidance and acknowledging his headship over her by] calling him lord (master, leader, authority). And you are now her true daughters if you do right and let nothing terrify you [not giving way to hysterical fears or letting anxieties unnerve you].