Most Terrible Story in the Bible

Calvary Life Family Worship Center

As we revisit the familiar Genesis story of Abraham and first son, Ishmael, Pastor John asks us to see it with fresh eyes. Abraham had God’s promise of a son but when the waiting was too great, he agreed to have a child with his wife’s handmaid. In studying the text, you can see Abraham loved Ishmael and so it is difficult to understand why he treated him so badly when it was clear that Issaac would be his heir. Abraham sent him away only with bread and water, he could have handled it better. Ultimately, God steps in to aid Ishmael. God hears our cries in the wilderness. Our Heavenly Father is there for the Ishmael generation of today.