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The Story of Hagar and Ishmael

July 1st, 2007

Driven Out But Not Forgotten

“But what does the Scripture say?  Cast out the slave woman and her son…”

                                                                         (Galatians 4:30)



Introduction:  Genesis 21 tells the story of Hagar and her son Ishmael—Driven Out But Not Forgotten


I.                Outline of Genesis 21

vv.  1-7             The birth of Isaac

vv.  8-10          The mocking by Ishmael

vv.  11-14         The expulsion by Sarah

vv.  15-21         The protection by God



II.            Reasons to Appreciate Genesis 21


A.                Life is sometimes _________________.


B.                 Genesis 21 forces us to _____________.


C.                 It is background to Galatians 4.


III.            Lessons Learnt


            A.  _______________________________________


B.     _______________________________________


            C.  ________________________________________



Conclusion:    The “heir apparent” notion failed.  While the promise by faith still holds sway today. 

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