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  • Creating An Ishmael

    Contributed by David Dailey on Jan 23, 2001
    based on 207 ratings
     | 6,396 views

    Don’t settle for a substitute.

    CREATING AN ISHMAEL In Gensis chapter 15 verses 16-17 we have the account of God dealing with Abraham about the promise of God to make him the father of nations. About the covenant that God made with him, and about some of the struggles that Abraham had with the promise. Abraham’s own body and ...read more

  • The Ishmael Idea Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jan 26, 2004
    based on 80 ratings
     | 7,153 views

    What happens when God’s people don’t stand up for what they know is right?

    OPEN: Henry Ward Beecher was a very famous preacher in his day. When he was a boy, it is said that the teacher in the school he attended asked a classmate a question The boy answered, but his teacher became visibly upset with his answer and cried testily: "Sit down!" This frightened the boy… ...read more

  • The Spiritual Saga Of Ishmael And Isaac

    Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Mar 21, 2001
    based on 109 ratings
     | 3,883 views

    Paul uses the story of Ishmael and Isaac and their mothers to demonstrate that the Galatian believers were in danger of abandoning the Gospel of grace in Jesus, with fascinating contrasts historically and allegorically, ever relevant for today.

    THE SPIRITUAL SAGA OF ISHMAEL AND ISAAC The most casual reader of the Bible will notice that the Scriptures consist of 2 sections - the Old and New Testaments. But have you ever thought how are they related to each other? Someone made the interesting comment about the 2 Testaments that ...read more

  • Are You An Ishmael Or An Isaac?

    Contributed by Melvin Shelton on Jan 2, 2005
    based on 19 ratings
     | 2,206 views

    The Apostle Paul spent a lot of his life trying to earn his own salvation.

    Are You an Ishmael or an Isaac? Galatians 4:21-31 01/02/05 Paul says to these Galatian believers who were in danger of going back into bondage, having been set free by Christ. Now false teachers have come and they are going back into bondage. The Apostle Paul spent a lot of his life trying ...read more

  • What God Wants Us To Learn From Ishmael's Story

    Contributed by Kirk Pike on Jan 19, 2004
    based on 55 ratings
     | 4,336 views

    Has anyone ever been born that God did not want born? What about Ishmael?

    I Want To Begin this A.M. by Challenging Your Thinking With A Rhetorical Question: Has Anyone Ever Been Born Who God Didn’t Want to Be Born? {We Know His Will is Seldom Done}After all, it is not His will that any should perish...but most do! Was It God’s Will For Bathsheba to Conceive a ...read more

  • Don't Give God A Helping Hand Series

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Feb 27, 2005
    based on 24 ratings
     | 4,712 views

    Isaac and Ishmael - 4000 years of war just because Abraham wanted to give God a helping hand!

    Let’s give God a helping hand Selected readings: Genesis 15:1-6; Gen. 16:1-15; Gen. 17:1-2 and 15-16; Gen. 18:1-2, 9-15 and Gen. 21:1-12 Let’s give God a helping hand. In the first week of our Lenten addresses we looked at the Call of Abraham to leave Ur of the Chaldees with his ...read more

  • Trusting God

    Contributed by Matthew Oliver on Jun 24, 2002
    based on 14 ratings
     | 3,255 views

    The experience of Abraham and Ishmael and Christ’s words tell us that we are to trust God, even to death.

  • The Hagar Affair Series

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Nov 29, 2004
    based on 35 ratings
     | 4,149 views

    The birth of Ishmael came about as a lapse of faith. Like Abram & Sarah, we sometimes try to “help God out,” when instead we should be waiting and trusting.

    “The Hagar Affair” Genesis 16 & Galatians 4 Pastor Bob Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus Massachusetts The Arab world dominates our thinking these days; it’s our major global concern--with the war against terrorism, hostage-taking, beheadings, and the Palestinian uprising in ...read more

  • Letting Go We Move On Series

    Contributed by Louis Bartet on Aug 10, 2003
    based on 64 ratings
     | 3,837 views

    If we are to make progress in life, then we must let go to go on.

    SERIES TITLE: Making Progress Sermon Title: Letting Go Sermon Text: Genesis 21:9-14 (C) louis bartet, 2003 -------------- While visiting India, I had the opportunity to minister two and three times every day. The opportunity was there, but from my vantage point I wasn’t being very ...read more

  • Hagar And Sarah Series

    Contributed by Roger Griffith on Aug 19, 2003
    based on 77 ratings
     | 6,275 views

    Hagar and Sarah represent the Mother of Legalism and the Mother of Grace.

    HAGAR AND SARAH - THE MOTHER OF LEGALISM AND THE MOTHER OF GRACE TEXT: Galatians 4:21-31 INTRODUCTION: A. LAW AND GRACE – THE THRESHOLD OF THE GOSPEL 1. Many times when we learn some new truth, there is a threshold at the door of that truth that we have to learn in order to ...read more

  • "Mama's Big Helper"

    Contributed by Jerry Depoy on May 12, 2005
    based on 14 ratings
     | 1,348 views

    It is difficult to Pastor a Church these days. Where are the families? It seems everyone comes from, or is a part of, a disfunctional family today. God offer’s hope to the homeless!

    Introduction: It is difficult to Pastor a Church these days. Where are the families? It seems everyone comes from, or is a part of, a disfunctional family today. God offers hope for the homeless! Broken homes can happen in the best of families. It happened to Abraham and Sara. The birth ...read more

  • The Average Ones: God Uses "Seconds."

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Dec 12, 2000
    based on 158 ratings
     | 4,607 views

    Does God only care about those in the limelight, the Sarahs? Or does he also care about the "second bests," the Hagars?

    The Average One: God Uses "Seconds" (Gen.21:1-21) 1. I love bargains.... 2. Alden’s Christmas tree (1972)--$10; HobbyLobby--$30 (1998) 7.5ft 3. Other bargains are seconds...our first kitchen table... 4. Sometimes people feel like "seconds" (unfavorite child, single, after a divorce, ...read more

  • God Is Faithful Forever To Keep His Promise Series

    Contributed by Thomas Black on Feb 2, 2005
    based on 7 ratings
     | 4,216 views

    God’s promises are fulfilled even when we think he has somehow rejected us.

    God’s promises are fulfilled even when we think he has somehow rejected us. Way back in chapter 16, Abraham, with the help of Sarah decided to hurry up the process of God fulfilling his promise. After all his promise had been delivered several years ago and nothing was going on. Surely God has ...read more

  • Who Is Your Mother Series

    Contributed by Paul Decker on Jun 18, 2002
    based on 41 ratings
     | 5,167 views

    As children of promise, we are to live free.

    WHO IS YOUR MOTHER? Galatians 4:21-5:1 S: Freedom Th: Grace-Full Living Pr: AS CHILDREN OF PROMISE, WE ARE BORN TO LIVE FREE. TS: We will find in our study of Galatians 4:21-5:1 the significance of being “children of promise.” Inductive I. Background (History) II. Interpretation ...read more

  • God You Are Confusing Me Series

    Contributed by Larry Sarver on Apr 16, 2002
    based on 128 ratings
     | 12,279 views

    An Expository Sermon from Genesis 21:1-21 concerning being faithful to God when His ways make no sense. Genesis Series #43

    Genesis Lesson 43 April 7, 2002 Read Genesis 21:1-21 Illustration: Elisabeth Elliot, whose first husband, Jim Elliot, was one of the five missionaries killed by the Auca Indians in 1956, and whose second husband died of cancer, tells of visiting a shepherd in the mountains of ...read more