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  • Ishmael Series

    Contributed by John Lowe on Apr 1, 2022

    In Islamic beliefs, Abraham had prayed to God for a son. (God delivered this child to Abraham and later tested Abraham's faith by asking him to sacrifice his only son at the time.

    Ishmael Ishmael was the first son of Abraham through the Egyptian Hagar, the common patriarch of the Abrahamic religions, and is venerated by Muslims as a prophet. According to the Genesis account, he died at the age of 137. Personal Facts Born: Canaan Children: Nebaioth, Basemath, Adbeel, more

  • Creating An Ishmael

    Contributed by David Dailey on Jan 23, 2001
    based on 207 ratings

    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 more

  • The Birth Of Ishmael Series

    Contributed by Stephen Smith on Jan 19, 2020

    Having faith is not enough. The patriarchs inherited God's promises by faith and patience. This discussion of Ishmael's birth highlights the necessity of not trying to make things happen but of patiently waiting on God to fullfill his promises in our lives.

    Lessons from the life of Abraham Faith and Patience: The Birth of Ishmael When we come to chapter 16 of Genesis, we find that Abram’s faith begins to waver - he begins to lose his simple, happy confidence in what God had promised him. God had said that he would have a son through whom would come more

  • The Ishmael Idea Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jan 26, 2004
    based on 80 ratings

    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… more

  • Isaac And Ishmael

    Contributed by Christopher Holdsworth on Dec 28, 2013
    based on 5 ratings

    When faith fails, then flesh takes over.

    ISAAC AND ISHMAEL. Galatians 4:21-31. 1. The History. The history of Ishmael and Isaac is the history of the struggle between flesh and spirit, between the carnal seed and the spiritual seed, between the world's way and God's way. In the first place, Abraham had faith. The LORD more

  • The Spiritual Saga Of Ishmael And Isaac

    Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Mar 21, 2001
    based on 109 ratings

    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 more

  • Giving Birth To An Ishmael Series

    Contributed by Maurice Mccarthy on Jun 17, 2019
    based on 1 rating

    How God Works the Messes of our own making into a beautiful tapestry

    Giving Birth to an Ishmael PPT 1 Title This is a message about how God responds to the messes in life that are self inflicted. PT 2 Text Ge 3:17 Then to Adam He said, "Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree about which I commanded you, saying, more

  • Are You An Ishmael Or An Isaac?

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

    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 more

  • The God Of Hagar And Ishmael

    Contributed by Arlyn Sunshine Drew on Feb 24, 2022

    The banishment of Ishmael is extremely troubling: it carries the sting of racism, bullying, and some might even say- a hate crime, life-threatening expulsion of a minor based on prejudice. But God turned this tragedy into a victorious coming-of-age drama.

    Let's read it together, Genesis 21:8-21 (ASV) "8 And the child grew and was weaned: and Abraham made a great feast the same day that Isaac was weaned. 9 And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, which she had born unto Abraham, mocking.10 Wherefore she said unto Abraham, Drive out more

  • Remove All The ‘hagar And Ishmael

    Contributed by Bala Samson on Nov 6, 2021

    We all got to shed away our old habits and life just like the way the caterpillar sheds its skin in order to evolve into a stunning, astounding and beautiful butterfly!

    Remove all the ‘Hagar and Ishmael’ Genesis 21:9”Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she had borne to Abraham, mocking…” Many of us feel that life would be hunky-dory after we receive answers to our prayers and when the miracle happens, but hang on there, with the arrival of the great more

  • Ishmael And Isaac: From Mistake To Mission

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on May 20, 2009
    based on 3 ratings

    We live with dreams deferred, and act hastily, out of impatience. Either we then go into denial or we try to make do with a substitute. But Christ makes all dreams ever new.

    The playwright Lorraine Hansberry asks it: "What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up, like a raisin in the sun?" A dream deferred. A dream deferred is something you’ve put heart and soul into, for a long time, but it’s delayed. It hasn’t come. It’s incomplete. What happens to a dream more

  • Have You Birthed A Isaac Or An Ishmael?

    Contributed by Brian Mann on Nov 27, 2010
    based on 7 ratings

    Most of the time, when God speaks a promise to us there is a period of time between when the Promise is Given and the time the promise is manifested. For example: There is a nine month period in Child birth from the time of conception to the time of del

  • God's Solutions Are Better Series

    Contributed by Tim White on Mar 10, 2014

    God rejects Abraham's plan and gives him a better one.

    • Ill. Todd Coget could feel the pressure. He was beginning to believe he had bit off more than he could chew and his wife was expecting way too much out of him. • He had to finish painting the kitchen to the house they were building, pick up the kids, and somehow select the things to more

  • Don’t Settle For Ishmael When You Can Have Isaac

    Contributed by John Gaston on Nov 13, 2017
    based on 1 rating

    Abraham failed to contend for a supernatural offspring, opting to settle for less than God's best. Many Christians do likewise. God commands, "Get rid of the slave woman and her son!" i.e - "Stop accepting only natural solutions!"

    DON’T SETTLE FOR ISHMAEL WHEN YOU CAN HAVE ISAAC GENESIS 15:1-16:5 INTRODUCTION A. HUMOR 1. A college professor was giving a final exam to his students. He distributed the tests to the class and waited for his students to finish. When the students handed in their completed tests, one of more

  • Ishmael, Jesus, Ecumenicity, Persecution, Conversions To Islam Series

    Contributed by Bob Faulkner on Aug 13, 2015

    A series of important considerations regarding Islam and Muhammad before we get into the actual text of Koran.

    Lesson 4, Isaac and Ishmael, in the Bible and the Koran The book of Genesis records a delightful story of one who is the father of all the faithful ones of all time. This man, Abraham, is promised a son who will carry on his line and be a blessing to all humanity. Trying to help God out, Abraham more