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Genesis 16

Carrying on with "Abraham - A Sacred Journey", Chris Richards spoke to us from Genesis 16, " Helping God with his promises".

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Genesis 16

  1. 1. “Helping God with his promises” Genesis 16
  2. 2. A bit of background Wonderful promises … … but no action!
  3. 3. What happens next? “We must do something!” Not a good idea!
  4. 4. No one likes waiting!
  5. 5. What can we say? It was wrong It was futile It was forgiven
  6. 6. Call of Abraham Birth of Ishmael Birth of Isaac Genesis 12 Genesis 16 Genesis 21 Abraham is 75 Sarah is 65 Abraham is 86 Sarah is 76 Abraham is 100 Sarah is 90
  7. 7. What about us? Relationships Guidance Decision making Evangelism
  8. 8. What about us? Salvation
  9. 9. Hebrews 6:10-12 God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them. We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, in order to make your hope sure. We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.
  10. 10. Psalm 27:14 Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.