The Life of Abraham: 
Ishmael Blessed and The Household CircumcisedGenesis

The Life of Abraham: 
Ishmael Blessed and The Household Circumcised

The Life of Abraham: Ishmael Blessed and The Household Circumcised We are finally coming to the close of this meeting between God and Abraham. First, God gave him the sign of circumcision as a permanent sign that God would fulfill all He had promised Abraham. Then, God renamed Sarah and revealed that Abraham’s promised child would be born of Sarah. …

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Sarai Renamed and Isaac PromisedGenesis

The Life of Abraham:
 Sarai Renamed and Isaac Promised

The Life of Abraham: Sarai Renamed and Isaac Promised Doubting God’s promise, Abram and Sarai conspired to force God’s promise to Abram for a child. Abram married Hagar and they had Ishmael. However, God met, once again, with Abram and reemphasized His original promise was not for Ishmael. God changed Abram’s name to Abraham and gave him the sign of …

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March Scripture Writing Plan: Genesis, Part 8Genesis, Scripture Writing Plan

March Scripture Writing Plan: Genesis, Part 8

March Scripture Writing Plan: Genesis, Part 8 In March we will be continuing our slow walk through Genesis. This month we will be exploring the life of Joseph. Our February plan left us with an obvious emotional rift between Joseph and his brothers. Joseph had dreamed that his family would be bowing before him and this upset them. We can …

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Hagar and the God Who Saw HerGenesis

The Life of Abraham: Hagar and the God Who Saw Her

The Life of Abraham: Hagar and the God Who Saw Her God had once again promised Abram he would have a son. He reemphasized this promise by performing a covenant ceremony. Now a bit of time has passed, and yet, Abram and Sarai are still childless. Sarai Gives Hagar to Abram Now Sarai, Abram’s wife had borne him no children, …

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February 2018 Scripture Writing Plan: Genesis, Part 7Scripture Writing Plan

February Scripture Writing Plan: Genesis, Part 7

February Scripture Writing Plan: Genesis, Part 7 This February we will be continuing our slow walk through Genesis. This has been a fascinating journey following creation, Noah, Abraham, and now Jacob. God continues to choose to work through very fallen men to bring about His will. This is so encouraging to us. We know we are sinners and often feel …

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“Fear Not, I Am Your Shield and Great Reward” Exegesis of Genesis 15:1Genesis

The Life of Abraham: “Fear Not, I Am Your Shield and Great Reward”

The Life of Abraham: “Fear Not, I Am Your Shield and Great Reward” In the previous chapter, we read of Abram rescuing Lot who had greatly disrespected him. On the return from the rescue mission, Abram is met by two kings: the king of Sodom and Melchizedek, the king of righteousness and peace. Now God Himself meets with Abram. “In …

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The Life of Abraham: A Tale of Two KingsGenesis

The Life of Abraham: A Tale of Two Kings

The Life of Abraham: A Tale of Two Kings When we last looked at Abram’s life, a war had broken out between some of the local nations and Abram’s estranged nephew, Lot, had been captured. We saw that Abram forgot about their dispute and the disrespect Lot had shown him and immediately took his well-trained men and rescued, not only …

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