Sermons

Shortcut to Promise

November 8, 2020 Preacher: Ryan Brice Series: Genesis: Origins - The Promise

Passage: Genesis 16:1–16:16

A Proposed Shortcut

Genesis 16:1–4a

  • Sarai suggests Abram bear children by her servant
    • Genesis 16:1- 2
    • Proverbs 14:12
    • Genesis 3:17
  • Abram agrees to the sinful suggestion
    • Genesis 16:3, 4a
    • Genesis 13:14-15
    • Genesis 3:6

Ramifications of the Shortcut

Genesis 16:4b–16

  • Animosity grows between all three parties
    • Genesis 16:4b–6
  • Hagar flees and the Lord intervenes
    • Genesis 16:7–11
  • Hagar bears Abram a son bringing generational consequences
    • Genesis 16:12–16
    • Genesis 17:20
    • Genesis 25:16–18

So What?

  • The Lord is gracious and faithful to keep his promises, but we are not free from the temporal consequences of our own disobedience.
    • Galatians 6:7–9

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