Whereas Isaac was entirely God’s doing, Ishmael was the result of Abraham’s doing. Where Isaac was a gift according to grace, Ishmael was a work of the flesh The contrast between self-reliance and God-dependence for our relational standing with Him These represent the 2 different ways of relating to God: law versus grace, flesh versus Spirit. Ishmael people see God as mere...
Speaker: Britt Merrick
Scripture: Galatians 4:21-31, Genesis 21:8-9, Genesis 17:18-18
Jacob and his sons learned to look past circumstances to hope in God's promise to make Israel a great nation. Joseph looked past years of suffering and mistreatment to see God's ultimate purpose for his life. We must hope not in what we see, but what we can't see. When we can't find hope in something, we must find our hope in Someone. Nothing can separate us from God's love.
Speaker: Ryan Kramer
Scripture: Genesis 42:1-5, Genesis 50:20, Exodus 1:6-7, Romans 8:28
Topic: God the Father