by admin | 11 Aug 2019
The story of Ishmael is a tragic one in so many ways. It is a story unbelief, adultery, family division, rejection, and being an outcast. It is a story of selfishness, envy and even “biological warfare” (in that the conception of a child was used by both parties to seek to injure the other). It is a story of cruelty and unkindness. It is a story of impatience and utilitarianism. It is the story of brokenness in a very broken world. It is essentially a story of people made in the image of God who were treated as non-entities; they were unwanted by the very people who should have wanted them the most: their family. Sadly, this story continues to be retold and repeated from generation to generation. The sermon on which this study is based was preached on Sanctity of Life Sunday 2013 (27 January 2013 in South Africa), a time in which Christians pause to reflect on the-oft repeated stories like the one before us. It should be noted, with reference to the sanctity of human life, that the global abortion holocaust has many parallels to this story recorded in Genesis 16 and 21.
Sermons in this series are once-off sermons preached by various church members.
|A Cry from the Pit (Psalm 88:1–18)||Tommie van der Walt||2 Aug 2015||Listen|
|Into the Storm (Psalm 89:1–52)||Zander Viljoen||9 Aug 2015||Listen|
|Facing the Facts (Psalm 90:1–17)||Doug Van Meter||16 Aug 2015||Listen|
|The Place of Safety (Psalm 91:1–16)||Doug Van Meter||23 Aug 2015||Listen|
|Authentic Christianity (Acts 20:22–24)||Neil Cable||30 Aug 2015||Listen|
|Under the Sovereign Rule of God (Psalm 92:1–15)||Mark MacKaiser||30 Aug 2015||Listen|
|The Lord Reigns. So What? (Psalm 93:1–5)||Doug Van Meter||6 Sep 2015||Listen|
|The War Within and the Way to Victory (Galatians 5:16–25)||Varughese George||13 Sep 2015||Listen|
|The Avenger (Psalm 94:1–23)||Doug Van Meter||13 Sep 2015||Listen|
|Oh Come, All Ye Faithful (Psalm 95:1–11)||Doug Van Meter||20 Sep 2015||Listen|