Early in the morning, Abraham gave Hagar bread and a skin of water and sent her and Ishmael away. They wandered in the Wilderness of Beersheba until the water ran out. With no food or water to sustain them, Hagar placed her son under a bush then sat away from him as she didn't want to watch her son die.Feeling alone and forsaken, Hagar wept in the wilderness. All God's Women is a women's Bible study podcast and internationally syndicated radio show where we journey through the Bible one woman at a time. If you enjoy learning about women in the Bible, tune in each weekday for bite-sized Bible stories about Bible women.
Have you felt forgotten, invisible or insignificant? Maybe you are in the midst of a lonely season right now… Hagar has been there. She had run away feeling used and abused and found herself in a desert alone until God revealed Himself to her as The God Who Sees Me. Join me for part 3 of the miniseries “How God's Name is Our Gain” as we dive into understanding how God wants to show up today in our lives through His name El Roi. Listen in to learn: What God wants to speak to us in our wilderness How many times El Roi is revealed in the Bible Why we are never alone Favorite Verse: She gave this name to the Lord who spoke to her: “You are the God who sees me,” for she said, “I have now seen the One who sees me.” That is why the well was called Beer Lahai roi (well of the Living One who sees me).” – Genesis 16:13-14 Favorite Quotes: “God sees us in our wilderness.” “God sees us and is actively working on our behalf.” Check out all the things I have going on here. ( www.tiffanyjobaker.com ) *If you're looking for perfectly polished people or podcast, this isn't for you. We're real people, with real good information, and a really great God. Don't miss the next All the Things TV episode as we continue to tackle full-living and goal-getting with the grace and gifts God gives through the ups and downs. You can watch All the Things TV on YouTube and https://www.tiffanyjobaker.com/allthethingstv or listen in on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast player. Subscribe to never miss an episode, leave a quick review and share with a friend! Ratings and reviews are like high-fives and “go-girl's” on podcast players. ( www.tiffanyjobaker.com/subscribe ) Helping you refresh and refocus so you can do all the things you are called and created to do, my 31 Day Devotional “Soul-Care for Go-Getters” is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and my website shop here. (www.tiffanyjobaker.com/go-getters-devo) As a 3x Surrogate, Speaker, and Strategizer, I uplift the soul and success of women like you who are walking out your WHY at home, online, and in the world at @TiffanyJoBakeron Instagram and Facebook and www.tiffanyjobaker.com. I would love to connect with you there! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tiffany-jo-baker/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tiffany-jo-baker/support
In this episode we talk about experiencing emotional healing from the Lord.The quote that I referenced from my pastor was: "If our past is still affecting us, it's not our past."Here are the items that we talked through:God sees you, and He cares.He understands.His heart is one of compassion towards you.Cry out to Him. Where there is no prayer there is no progress.Apply Romans 8:28-29 to the sources of the pain.Give thanks in all circumstances.Here are some of the main Scriptures I used/referenced:2 Corinthians 3:17Isaiah 61:1-3Luke 4:16-30Psalm 139:23-24John 16:33John 14:27Psalm 34:18Psalm 4:7Psalm 16:11Galatians 5:22-23Genesis 16:13Matthew 6:8Matthew 6:32Hebrews 4:14-16Matthew 8:2-3John 4:46-54Matthew 9:35-36Matthew 15:32Hebrews 13:8Romans 8:1Matthew 19:13-15Matthew 23:1-36Matthew 11:16-19Matthew 11:28-30Psalm 23:1-3aJeremiah 17:9Psalm 107:6Luke 18:1-8Luke 11:5-13Psalm 30:2Psalm 30:11-122 Corinthians 12:7-10Romans 8:28-291 Thessalonians 5:16-18Philippians 4:6-7Galatians 6:2**CORRECTIONS/CLARIFICATIONS**I say that the account of Jesus reading from the scroll of Isaiah was at the end of Luke 4. It is actually closer to the middle of Luke 4.At one point I referenced "Psalm 38". The correct reference is Psalm 34:18.When discussing the Angel of the Lord, I mentioned that this was the seedbed for the Trinity. By saying this I was not implying that the Trinity did not always exist. All three Members of the Trinity have always existed from eternity past. My point was simply to address the wrong idea that the Trinity is a New Testament invention, which it clearly is not. We discuss the Trinity more in episode 25 entitled "The Trinity". I mentioned that "Hagar" meant "the immigrant". While I originally heard this from a reputable source that I trust, I had trouble finding this definition while double checking. Another suggested meaning of the name is "to flee".I referred to an incident where a man came and asked Jesus to heal his servant who was in bed and Jesus did and when the man returned the next day he was told that his servant recovered at the very hour that he had been speaking with Jesus. I accidentally combined multiple accounts in my mind. It was not the man's servant but his son. The account is recorded in John 4:46-54.At one point I said, "Here we agree with things, but here we believe them." I pointed to my head and then to my heart when saying this.Feel free to email any questions or comments you have to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that while it may take a little while to receive a response, your email is very important, and it is not being ignored.Take care!
Hagar fled Sarai's persecution and headed for her homeland of Egypt. God found her along the roadway next to a spring of water. All God's Women is a women's Bible study podcast and internationally syndicated radio show where we journey through the Bible one woman at a time. If you enjoy learning about women in the Bible, tune in each weekday for bite-sized Bible stories about Bible women.
Rev. John Shank, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church & School in Edwardsville, IL joins Rev. Brady Finnern to study Genesis 16. Sarai and Abram had waited 10 years for a child and she was anxious. In our anxiety while we are waiting on the LORD leads us all to listen to other voices instead of His Word. The chaos of following the ways of the world is clearly seen in this text. In this complex relationship, we see jealousy, anger, infidelity, immorality, and conflict. Yet, the LORD is merciful and promises to Hagar were plentiful. He sees her struggles and would provide all that she needs. “Lord God, help us to wait on Your promises. Help us to stay steadfast in Your Word. In His name, Amen”
When Sarai devised a plan to bear children through Hagar, Hagar had no say in the matter. Sarai “took Hagar” and “gave her” to Abram to be his wife. Just as they planned, Hagar conceived, but with her conception, the status quo shifted.All God's Women is a women's Bible study podcast and internationally syndicated radio show where we journey through the Bible one woman at a time. If you enjoy learning about women in the Bible, tune in each weekday for bite-sized Bible stories about Bible women.
Elooo! In this week's episode, joined by my sister Hagar, we talked about Reddit weirdest kinks and we happen to like Bob the most.Official Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/letmedothetalkingpod/TikTok: letmedothetalkingpodcastSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/let-me-do-the-talking. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/let-me-do-the-talking.
And God heard the cry of the boy and the angel of God called to Hagar from the heavens and said to her, “What is the matter Hagar? Do not be afraid, for God has heard the cry of the boy from where he is” (Genesis 21:17). Family, our God is able. Stay blessed!
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Proper 5 First Psalm: Psalms 61–62 Psalms 61–62 (Listen) Lead Me to the Rock To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. Of David. 61 Hear my cry, O God, listen to my prayer;2 from the end of the earth I call to you when my heart is faint. Lead me to the rock that is higher than I,3 for you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the enemy. 4 Let me dwell in your tent forever! Let me take refuge under the shelter of your wings! Selah5 For you, O God, have heard my vows; you have given me the heritage of those who fear your name. 6 Prolong the life of the king; may his years endure to all generations!7 May he be enthroned forever before God; appoint steadfast love and faithfulness to watch over him! 8 So will I ever sing praises to your name, as I perform my vows day after day. My Soul Waits for God Alone To the choirmaster: according to Jeduthun. A Psalm of David. 62 For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation.2 He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken. 3 How long will all of you attack a man to batter him, like a leaning wall, a tottering fence?4 They only plan to thrust him down from his high position. They take pleasure in falsehood. They bless with their mouths, but inwardly they curse. Selah 5 For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him.6 He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be shaken.7 On God rests my salvation and my glory; my mighty rock, my refuge is God. 8 Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us. Selah 9 Those of low estate are but a breath; those of high estate are a delusion; in the balances they go up; they are together lighter than a breath.10 Put no trust in extortion; set no vain hopes on robbery; if riches increase, set not your heart on them. 11 Once God has spoken; twice have I heard this: that power belongs to God,12 and that to you, O Lord, belongs steadfast love. For you will render to a man according to his work. (ESV) Second Psalm: Psalm 68 Psalm 68 (Listen) God Shall Scatter His Enemies To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. A Song. 68 God shall arise, his enemies shall be scattered; and those who hate him shall flee before him!2 As smoke is driven away, so you shall drive them away; as wax melts before fire, so the wicked shall perish before God!3 But the righteous shall be glad; they shall exult before God; they shall be jubilant with joy! 4 Sing to God, sing praises to his name; lift up a song to him who rides through the deserts; his name is the LORD; exult before him!5 Father of the fatherless and protector of widows is God in his holy habitation.6 God settles the solitary in a home; he leads out the prisoners to prosperity, but the rebellious dwell in a parched land. 7 O God, when you went out before your people, when you marched through the wilderness, Selah8 the earth quaked, the heavens poured down rain, before God, the One of Sinai, before God,1 the God of Israel.9 Rain in abundance, O God, you shed abroad; you restored your inheritance as it languished;10 your flock2 found a dwelling in it; in your goodness, O God, you provided for the needy. 11 The Lord gives the word; the women who announce the news are a great host:12 “The kings of the armies—they flee, they flee!” The women at home divide the spoil—13 though you men lie among the sheepfolds— the wings of a dove covered with silver, its pinions with shimmering gold.14 When the Almighty scatters kings there, let snow fall on Zalmon. 15 O mountain of God, mountain of Bashan; O many-peaked3 mountain, mountain of Bashan!16 Why do you look with hatred, O many-peaked mountain, at the mount that God desired for his abode, yes, where the LORD will dwell forever?17 The chariots of God are twice ten thousand, thousands upon thousands; the Lord is among them; Sinai is now in the sanctuary.18 You ascended on high, leading a host of captives in your train and receiving gifts among men, even among the rebellious, that the LORD God may dwell there. 19 Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears us up; God is our salvation. Selah20 Our God is a God of salvation, and to GOD, the Lord, belong deliverances from death.21 But God will strike the heads of his enemies, the hairy crown of him who walks in his guilty ways.22 The Lord said, “I will bring them back from Bashan, I will bring them back from the depths of the sea,23 that you may strike your feet in their blood, that the tongues of your dogs may have their portion from the foe.” 24 Your procession is4 seen, O God, the procession of my God, my King, into the sanctuary—25 the singers in front, the musicians last, between them virgins playing tambourines:26 “Bless God in the great congregation, the LORD, O you5 who are of Israel's fountain!”27 There is Benjamin, the least of them, in the lead, the princes of Judah in their throng, the princes of Zebulun, the princes of Naphtali. 28 Summon your power, O God,6 the power, O God, by which you have worked for us.29 Because of your temple at Jerusalem kings shall bear gifts to you.30 Rebuke the beasts that dwell among the reeds, the herd of bulls with the calves of the peoples. Trample underfoot those who lust after tribute; scatter the peoples who delight in war.731 Nobles shall come from Egypt; Cush shall hasten to stretch out her hands to God. 32 O kingdoms of the earth, sing to God; sing praises to the Lord, Selah33 to him who rides in the heavens, the ancient heavens; behold, he sends out his voice, his mighty voice.34 Ascribe power to God, whose majesty is over Israel, and whose power is in the skies.35 Awesome is God from his8 sanctuary; the God of Israel—he is the one who gives power and strength to his people. Blessed be God! Footnotes  68:8 Or before God, even Sinai before God  68:10 Or your congregation  68:15 Or hunch-backed; also verse 16  68:24 Or has been  68:26 The Hebrew for you is plural here  68:28 By revocalization (compare Septuagint); Hebrew Your God has summoned your power  68:30 The meaning of the Hebrew verse is uncertain  68:35 Septuagint; Hebrew your (ESV) Old Testament: Ecclesiastes 8:14–9:10 Ecclesiastes 8:14–9:10 (Listen) Man Cannot Know God's Ways 14 There is a vanity that takes place on earth, that there are righteous people to whom it happens according to the deeds of the wicked, and there are wicked people to whom it happens according to the deeds of the righteous. I said that this also is vanity. 15 And I commend joy, for man has nothing better under the sun but to eat and drink and be joyful, for this will go with him in his toil through the days of his life that God has given him under the sun. 16 When I applied my heart to know wisdom, and to see the business that is done on earth, how neither day nor night do one's eyes see sleep, 17 then I saw all the work of God, that man cannot find out the work that is done under the sun. However much man may toil in seeking, he will not find it out. Even though a wise man claims to know, he cannot find it out. Death Comes to All 9 But all this I laid to heart, examining it all, how the righteous and the wise and their deeds are in the hand of God. Whether it is love or hate, man does not know; both are before him. 2 It is the same for all, since the same event happens to the righteous and the wicked, to the good and the evil,1 to the clean and the unclean, to him who sacrifices and him who does not sacrifice. As the good one is, so is the sinner, and he who swears is as he who shuns an oath. 3 This is an evil in all that is done under the sun, that the same event happens to all. Also, the hearts of the children of man are full of evil, and madness is in their hearts while they live, and after that they go to the dead. 4 But he who is joined with all the living has hope, for a living dog is better than a dead lion. 5 For the living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing, and they have no more reward, for the memory of them is forgotten. 6 Their love and their hate and their envy have already perished, and forever they have no more share in all that is done under the sun. Enjoy Life with the One You Love 7 Go, eat your bread with joy, and drink your wine with a merry heart, for God has already approved what you do. 8 Let your garments be always white. Let not oil be lacking on your head. 9 Enjoy life with the wife whom you love, all the days of your vain2 life that he has given you under the sun, because that is your portion in life and in your toil at which you toil under the sun. 10 Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might,3 for there is no work or thought or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol, to which you are going. Footnotes  9:2 Septuagint, Syriac, Vulgate; Hebrew lacks and the evil  9:9 The Hebrew term hebel can refer to a “vapor” or “mere breath” (see note on 1:2)  9:10 Or finds to do with your might, do it (ESV) New Testament: Galatians 4:21–31 Galatians 4:21–31 (Listen) Example of Hagar and Sarah 21 Tell me, you who desire to be under the law, do you not listen to the law? 22 For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by a slave woman and one by a free woman. 23 But the son of the slave was born according to the flesh, while the son of the free woman was born through promise. 24 Now this may be interpreted allegorically: these women are two covenants. One is from Mount Sinai, bearing children for slavery; she is Hagar. 25 Now Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia;1 she corresponds to the present Jerusalem, for she is in slavery with her children. 26 But the Jerusalem above is free, and she is our mother. 27 For it is written, “Rejoice, O barren one who does not bear; break forth and cry aloud, you who are not in labor! For the children of the desolate one will be more than those of the one who has a husband.” 28 Now you,2 brothers, like Isaac, are children of promise. 29 But just as at that time he who was born according to the flesh persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, so also it is now. 30 But what does the Scripture say? “Cast out the slave woman and her son, for the son of the slave woman shall not inherit with the son of the free woman.” 31 So, brothers, we are not children of the slave but of the free woman. Footnotes  4:25 Some manuscripts For Sinai is a mountain in Arabia  4:28 Some manuscripts we (ESV) Gospel: Matthew 15:29–39 Matthew 15:29–39 (Listen) Jesus Heals Many 29 Jesus went on from there and walked beside the Sea of Galilee. And he went up on the mountain and sat down there. 30 And great crowds came to him, bringing with them the lame, the blind, the crippled, the mute, and many others, and they put them at his feet, and he healed them, 31 so that the crowd wondered, when they saw the mute speaking, the crippled healthy, the lame walking, and the blind seeing. And they glorified the God of Israel. Jesus Feeds the Four Thousand 32 Then Jesus called his disciples to him and said, “I have compassion on the crowd because they have been with me now three days and have nothing to eat. And I am unwilling to send them away hungry, lest they faint on the way.” 33 And the disciples said to him, “Where are we to get enough bread in such a desolate place to feed so great a crowd?” 34 And Jesus said to them, “How many loaves do you have?” They said, “Seven, and a few small fish.” 35 And directing the crowd to sit down on the ground, 36 he took the seven loaves and the fish, and having given thanks he broke them and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. 37 And they all ate and were satisfied. And they took up seven baskets full of the broken pieces left over. 38 Those who ate were four thousand men, besides women and children. 39 And after sending away the crowds, he got into the boat and went to the region of Magadan. (ESV)
As the daughter of Billy and Ruth Graham, our guest has lived among the faithful all her life---and knows that we are quite capable of hurting one another! Drawing wisdom from the biblical story of Abraham and Hagar, she explores the ways in which the wounded can become wounders themselves---and points us toward God's merciful healing grace.
Violet Jessop was one of the 706 people who survived the Titanic. What sets her apart is that she also survived the destruction of both Titanic’s sister ships. Violet had a will to live and to overcome difficult situations. While you may have not faced “Titanic” hardships, we all face challenges. In Genesis 16, we read about 3 people who faced a difficult situation and handled it poorly. Sarai thought she had all the answers (vv. 1 2), Abram forgot to trust God (vv. 3–4), and Hagar fled from conflict (vv. 5–6). In verse 7, the scene changes to an intense encounter between Hagar and the Lord. Many scholars believe that “the angel of the LORD” (v. 7) was Jesus Christ incarnate. His conversation with Hagar is filled with patience, grace, and truth. He tells Hagar to go back to Sarai and submit to her because her son will play a part in the coming of the Messiah (vv. 9–12). Hagar’s response reveals her mental and spiritual state. She gives Yahweh the name “the God who sees me” (v. 13). In contrast to the false gods of the ancient Near East that were simply statues, poles, or graven images, Yahweh saw and spoke. Yahweh had met with her in her distress. God sees you too! Whatever mess you are in, God sees and listens to you. He knows where you are and what you need. There is no issue you are facing that is too complicated for Him, and He will help you if you let Him. Centuries later the apostle Paul would encourage those who were facing persecution in Rome with similar words, “We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him” (Rom. 8:28). >> You can never truly run from your problems. You have to face them. But it is best to face them with the Lord by your side because He sees you and hears you.
On Counter Currents this week, Petey goes solo while Elena recuperates from him and speaks with NYC Commissioner of Comedy James Mattern about important things such as the fleeting nature of success in comedy, Lee Roth vs. Hagar, and James' new album, The Check Spot, dropping everywhere on 6/3!!! Tune in
As the daughter of Billy and Ruth Graham, our guest has lived among the faithful all her life---and knows that we are quite capable of hurting one another! Drawing wisdom from the biblical story of Abraham and Hagar, she explores the ways in which the wounded can become wounders themselves---and points us toward God's merciful healing grace.
El ROI means "The God who sees me" and is a name given to God by Hagar. Hagar, a maid, a servant, and a woman. Hagan meets God in the midst of running away from abuse, pain, and hopelessness. A woman who served a mistress that didn't even call her by name. Yet, in a moment, the Angel of the Lord meets her, has a conversation with her, instructs her, and even knows her name. That encounter gave Hagar a new level of empowerment, identity, and function that she did not have before. And that same revelation is available to you today. Join us as we journey with Hagar and encounter EL ROI. For additional information, visit Ruthhendrickson.org
This episode is a Bible study about Paul being concerned for the Galatians and about Hagar, Sarah, and their sons. Ishmael was born in an ordinary way and Isaac was born because of a promise made by God to Abraham. We as believers of Jesus Christ are children of the free woman and are under the new covenant. Study guide included. Enjoy! For the study guide, join this group and check out the units tab. This episode's show notes: https://www.faithfuelsmyfire.com/post/paul-s-concern-for-the-galatians-children-of-the-covenant-bible-study-galatians-ch-4 If you want to check out previous Bible studies, click here To Purchase my "Christ Transforms Me" Journal, click here Email me: email@example.com Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/486483515603028/ YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmBsSKktGU_8WHVNIxhFuzg The Bible App that I use: http://bible.com/app Instagram: @_lorenacamille_ Never Forget to Choose Faith Over Fear, -Lorena Camille
Galatians 4:21–31 (ESV)21 Tell me, you who desire to be under the law, do you not listen to the law? 22 For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by a slave woman and one by a free woman. 23 But the son of the slave was born according to the flesh, while the son of the free woman was born through promise. 24 Now this may be interpreted allegorically: these women are two covenants. One is from Mount Sinai, bearing children for slavery; she is Hagar. 25 Now Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia; she corresponds to the present Jerusalem, for she is in slavery with her children. 26 But the Jerusalem above is free, and she is our mother. 27 For it is written, “Rejoice, O barren one who does not bear; break forth and cry aloud, you who are not in labor! For the children of the desolate one will be more than those of the one who has a husband.” 28 Now you, brothers, like Isaac, are children of promise. 29 But just as at that time he who was born according to the flesh persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, so also it is now. 30 But what does the Scripture say? “Cast out the slave woman and her son, for the son of the slave woman shall not inherit with the son of the free woman.” 31 So, brothers, we are not children of the slave but of the free woman.
What does having a call on your life look like? The simple answer to this question is to follow the discussion between host Nicson Silvanie and co-host Adnie Gaudin, special guest Darryl Smith. The Promise of Isaac Genesis 17:17; 18:1-12; 21:1-2The promise of IsaacGod appeared to Abraham and reiterated His promise of a childHe is one of the first foreshadowing of ChristYahweh is consistent with His planSarah tells Abraham to send Hagar and Ishmael awayGod ask Abraham to offer up IsaacIsaac carries the wood, fire and did not realize he was the offeringThe way to salvation:Hear: Romans 10:17Believe: Hebrews 11:6Repent: Acts 17:30-31Confess: Matthew 10:32Be Baptized: Mark 16:15-16Be faithful unto death: Revelation 2:10A Call to SalvationSupport the show
Pastor Jeremy shares Sunday in Glendive. Rom. 10:17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Heb. 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. ● If God demands us to have faith when it is impossible for us to have faith, then we have the right to challenge His justice. BUT, if He places within our hands the means faith can be produced, then the responsibility falls on us whether or not we have faith. Heb 11:1Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. New Century Version: Faith means being sure of the things we hope for and knowing that something is real even if we do not see it. New Living Translation: Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see. Passion Translation: Now faith brings our hopes into reality and becomes the foundation needed to acquire the things we long for. It is all the evidence required to prove what is still unseen. The Voice: Faith is the assurance of things you have hoped for, the absolute conviction that there are realities you've never seen. The Message: The fundamental fact of existence is that this trust in God, this faith, is the firm foundation under everything that makes life worth living. It's our handle on what we can't see. Different types of faith: 1. Natural Faith (Human Faith): This type of belief comes from the physical realm. You perceive information and experience in this realm via your 5 physical senses. a. This type of faith is something you can touch, see, smell, taste, or hear. b. Thomas faith: sight, and experience will make decisions in this arena. c. This type of faith won't believe until it sees. Until the symptoms are gone, until the marriage improves, until their kids serve the Lord, until the need is met. d. The Israelites on their way to the promised land. We don't have anything to drink, we are going to die. We don't have anything to eat, we are going to die, we can't overcome these giants, we are going to die. 2. Mental Ascent (Soulish Faith): This type of belief comes from the soulish realm, your intellect, your will, and your emotions. You perceive information and experience in this realm through your mind. a. This type of faith is something that “makes sense” to you. b. Pro's, con's, opinions, emotions, & your will (opinion) make decisions in this arena. c. This type of faith needs everything in the mental arena to line up or make sense. This type of faith needs everything to be figured out. d. Genesis Chapter 16 Hagar and Ishmael. Sarah wasn't having any luck with this whole kid thing, so she figured why not give my maid to my husband so that we might have kids that way. 3. Spiritual Faith (Bible Faith, Heart Faith): This type of belief comes from the Word of God. You perceive information and experience in this realm by your spirit. a. This type of faith, this lifestyle, walking by faith is not based on physical senses, seeing, knowing, experience, emotions, intellect, but it is based on the Word of God. b. The Word of God, the inward witness, the inward voice (still small voice), the voice of the Lord & revelation knowledge are used to gather information and make decisions in this realm. c. Heb 11:8 By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to the place which he would receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going. i. Gen 12:1 Now the Lord had said to Abram: “Get out of your country, From your family And from your father's house, To a land that I will show you. 2 I will make you a great nation; I will bless you And make your name great; And you shall be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” 4 So Abram departed as the Lord had spoken to him...
We might be the victim of our own decisions or others. Abraham and Sarah's maid Hagar bore a son—an heir. When she was pushed into the desert, God found her and comforted her. In this message, we look at God's command and promise to Hagar. People do not have the last word. In our despair and our extremities, God sees and intervenes. This month's special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at offerrtw.com or call us at 1-800-215-5001.
Life is hard in so many ways. We can often feel like we are unseen, unheard and that God is blind to the situations we are facing! Genesis 16 shows us in the story of Hagar that not only does God see us, He hears us, he knows our situation and He's there for us! Get connected on instagram @erinmicheller
Old Testament: 1 Samuel 22–23 1 Samuel 22–23 (Listen) David at the Cave of Adullam 22 David departed from there and escaped to the cave of Adullam. And when his brothers and all his father's house heard it, they went down there to him. 2 And everyone who was in distress, and everyone who was in debt, and everyone who was bitter in soul,1 gathered to him. And he became commander over them. And there were with him about four hundred men. 3 And David went from there to Mizpeh of Moab. And he said to the king of Moab, “Please let my father and my mother stay2 with you, till I know what God will do for me.” 4 And he left them with the king of Moab, and they stayed with him all the time that David was in the stronghold. 5 Then the prophet Gad said to David, “Do not remain in the stronghold; depart, and go into the land of Judah.” So David departed and went into the forest of Hereth. Saul Kills the Priests at Nob 6 Now Saul heard that David was discovered, and the men who were with him. Saul was sitting at Gibeah under the tamarisk tree on the height with his spear in his hand, and all his servants were standing about him. 7 And Saul said to his servants who stood about him, “Hear now, people of Benjamin; will the son of Jesse give every one of you fields and vineyards, will he make you all commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds, 8 that all of you have conspired against me? No one discloses to me when my son makes a covenant with the son of Jesse. None of you is sorry for me or discloses to me that my son has stirred up my servant against me, to lie in wait, as at this day.” 9 Then answered Doeg the Edomite, who stood by the servants of Saul, “I saw the son of Jesse coming to Nob, to Ahimelech the son of Ahitub, 10 and he inquired of the LORD for him and gave him provisions and gave him the sword of Goliath the Philistine.” 11 Then the king sent to summon Ahimelech the priest, the son of Ahitub, and all his father's house, the priests who were at Nob, and all of them came to the king. 12 And Saul said, “Hear now, son of Ahitub.” And he answered, “Here I am, my lord.” 13 And Saul said to him, “Why have you conspired against me, you and the son of Jesse, in that you have given him bread and a sword and have inquired of God for him, so that he has risen against me, to lie in wait, as at this day?” 14 Then Ahimelech answered the king, “And who among all your servants is so faithful as David, who is the king's son-in-law, and captain over3 your bodyguard, and honored in your house? 15 Is today the first time that I have inquired of God for him? No! Let not the king impute anything to his servant or to all the house of my father, for your servant has known nothing of all this, much or little.” 16 And the king said, “You shall surely die, Ahimelech, you and all your father's house.” 17 And the king said to the guard who stood about him, “Turn and kill the priests of the LORD, because their hand also is with David, and they knew that he fled and did not disclose it to me.” But the servants of the king would not put out their hand to strike the priests of the LORD. 18 Then the king said to Doeg, “You turn and strike the priests.” And Doeg the Edomite turned and struck down the priests, and he killed on that day eighty-five persons who wore the linen ephod. 19 And Nob, the city of the priests, he put to the sword; both man and woman, child and infant, ox, donkey and sheep, he put to the sword. 20 But one of the sons of Ahimelech the son of Ahitub, named Abiathar, escaped and fled after David. 21 And Abiathar told David that Saul had killed the priests of the LORD. 22 And David said to Abiathar, “I knew on that day, when Doeg the Edomite was there, that he would surely tell Saul. I have occasioned the death of all the persons of your father's house. 23 Stay with me; do not be afraid, for he who seeks my life seeks your life. With me you shall be in safekeeping.” David Saves the City of Keilah 23 Now they told David, “Behold, the Philistines are fighting against Keilah and are robbing the threshing floors.” 2 Therefore David inquired of the LORD, “Shall I go and attack these Philistines?” And the LORD said to David, “Go and attack the Philistines and save Keilah.” 3 But David's men said to him, “Behold, we are afraid here in Judah; how much more then if we go to Keilah against the armies of the Philistines?” 4 Then David inquired of the LORD again. And the LORD answered him, “Arise, go down to Keilah, for I will give the Philistines into your hand.” 5 And David and his men went to Keilah and fought with the Philistines and brought away their livestock and struck them with a great blow. So David saved the inhabitants of Keilah. 6 When Abiathar the son of Ahimelech had fled to David to Keilah, he had come down with an ephod in his hand. 7 Now it was told Saul that David had come to Keilah. And Saul said, “God has given him into my hand, for he has shut himself in by entering a town that has gates and bars.” 8 And Saul summoned all the people to war, to go down to Keilah, to besiege David and his men. 9 David knew that Saul was plotting harm against him. And he said to Abiathar the priest, “Bring the ephod here.” 10 Then David said, “O LORD, the God of Israel, your servant has surely heard that Saul seeks to come to Keilah, to destroy the city on my account. 11 Will the men of Keilah surrender me into his hand? Will Saul come down, as your servant has heard? O LORD, the God of Israel, please tell your servant.” And the LORD said, “He will come down.” 12 Then David said, “Will the men of Keilah surrender me and my men into the hand of Saul?” And the LORD said, “They will surrender you.” 13 Then David and his men, who were about six hundred, arose and departed from Keilah, and they went wherever they could go. When Saul was told that David had escaped from Keilah, he gave up the expedition. 14 And David remained in the strongholds in the wilderness, in the hill country of the wilderness of Ziph. And Saul sought him every day, but God did not give him into his hand. Saul Pursues David 15 David saw that Saul had come out to seek his life. David was in the wilderness of Ziph at Horesh. 16 And Jonathan, Saul's son, rose and went to David at Horesh, and strengthened his hand in God. 17 And he said to him, “Do not fear, for the hand of Saul my father shall not find you. You shall be king over Israel, and I shall be next to you. Saul my father also knows this.” 18 And the two of them made a covenant before the LORD. David remained at Horesh, and Jonathan went home. 19 Then the Ziphites went up to Saul at Gibeah, saying, “Is not David hiding among us in the strongholds at Horesh, on the hill of Hachilah, which is south of Jeshimon? 20 Now come down, O king, according to all your heart's desire to come down, and our part shall be to surrender him into the king's hand.” 21 And Saul said, “May you be blessed by the LORD, for you have had compassion on me. 22 Go, make yet more sure. Know and see the place where his foot is, and who has seen him there, for it is told me that he is very cunning. 23 See therefore and take note of all the lurking places where he hides, and come back to me with sure information. Then I will go with you. And if he is in the land, I will search him out among all the thousands of Judah.” 24 And they arose and went to Ziph ahead of Saul. Now David and his men were in the wilderness of Maon, in the Arabah to the south of Jeshimon. 25 And Saul and his men went to seek him. And David was told, so he went down to the rock and lived in the wilderness of Maon. And when Saul heard that, he pursued after David in the wilderness of Maon. 26 Saul went on one side of the mountain, and David and his men on the other side of the mountain. And David was hurrying to get away from Saul. As Saul and his men were closing in on David and his men to capture them, 27 a messenger came to Saul, saying, “Hurry and come, for the Philistines have made a raid against the land.” 28 So Saul returned from pursuing after David and went against the Philistines. Therefore that place was called the Rock of Escape.4 29 5 And David went up from there and lived in the strongholds of Engedi. Footnotes  22:2 Or discontented  22:3 Syriac, Vulgate; Hebrew go out  22:14 Septuagint, Targum; Hebrew and has turned aside to  23:28 Or Rock of Divisions  23:29 Ch 24:1 in Hebrew (ESV) Psalm: Psalm 119:73–80 Psalm 119:73–80 (Listen) Yodh 73 Your hands have made and fashioned me; give me understanding that I may learn your commandments.74 Those who fear you shall see me and rejoice, because I have hoped in your word.75 I know, O LORD, that your rules are righteous, and that in faithfulness you have afflicted me.76 Let your steadfast love comfort me according to your promise to your servant.77 Let your mercy come to me, that I may live; for your law is my delight.78 Let the insolent be put to shame, because they have wronged me with falsehood; as for me, I will meditate on your precepts.79 Let those who fear you turn to me, that they may know your testimonies.80 May my heart be blameless in your statutes, that I may not be put to shame! (ESV) New Testament: Galatians 3–4 Galatians 3–4 (Listen) By Faith, or by Works of the Law? 3 O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? It was before your eyes that Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified. 2 Let me ask you only this: Did you receive the Spirit by works of the law or by hearing with faith? 3 Are you so foolish? Having begun by the Spirit, are you now being perfected by1 the flesh? 4 Did you suffer2 so many things in vain—if indeed it was in vain? 5 Does he who supplies the Spirit to you and works miracles among you do so by works of the law, or by hearing with faith—6 just as Abraham “believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness”? 7 Know then that it is those of faith who are the sons of Abraham. 8 And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify3 the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying, “In you shall all the nations be blessed.” 9 So then, those who are of faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith. The Righteous Shall Live by Faith 10 For all who rely on works of the law are under a curse; for it is written, “Cursed be everyone who does not abide by all things written in the Book of the Law, and do them.” 11 Now it is evident that no one is justified before God by the law, for “The righteous shall live by faith.”4 12 But the law is not of faith, rather “The one who does them shall live by them.” 13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us—for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree”—14 so that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, so that we might receive the promised Spirit5 through faith. The Law and the Promise 15 To give a human example, brothers:6 even with a man-made covenant, no one annuls it or adds to it once it has been ratified. 16 Now the promises were made to Abraham and to his offspring. It does not say, “And to offsprings,” referring to many, but referring to one, “And to your offspring,” who is Christ. 17 This is what I mean: the law, which came 430 years afterward, does not annul a covenant previously ratified by God, so as to make the promise void. 18 For if the inheritance comes by the law, it no longer comes by promise; but God gave it to Abraham by a promise. 19 Why then the law? It was added because of transgressions, until the offspring should come to whom the promise had been made, and it was put in place through angels by an intermediary. 20 Now an intermediary implies more than one, but God is one. 21 Is the law then contrary to the promises of God? Certainly not! For if a law had been given that could give life, then righteousness would indeed be by the law. 22 But the Scripture imprisoned everything under sin, so that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe. 23 Now before faith came, we were held captive under the law, imprisoned until the coming faith would be revealed. 24 So then, the law was our guardian until Christ came, in order that we might be justified by faith. 25 But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian, 26 for in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith. 27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave7 nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's offspring, heirs according to promise. Sons and Heirs 4 I mean that the heir, as long as he is a child, is no different from a slave,8 though he is the owner of everything, 2 but he is under guardians and managers until the date set by his father. 3 In the same way we also, when we were children, were enslaved to the elementary principles9 of the world. 4 But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, 5 to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. 6 And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” 7 So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God. Paul's Concern for the Galatians 8 Formerly, when you did not know God, you were enslaved to those that by nature are not gods. 9 But now that you have come to know God, or rather to be known by God, how can you turn back again to the weak and worthless elementary principles of the world, whose slaves you want to be once more? 10 You observe days and months and seasons and years! 11 I am afraid I may have labored over you in vain. 12 Brothers,10 I entreat you, become as I am, for I also have become as you are. You did me no wrong. 13 You know it was because of a bodily ailment that I preached the gospel to you at first, 14 and though my condition was a trial to you, you did not scorn or despise me, but received me as an angel of God, as Christ Jesus. 15 What then has become of your blessedness? For I testify to you that, if possible, you would have gouged out your eyes and given them to me. 16 Have I then become your enemy by telling you the truth?11 17 They make much of you, but for no good purpose. They want to shut you out, that you may make much of them. 18 It is always good to be made much of for a good purpose, and not only when I am present with you, 19 my little children, for whom I am again in the anguish of childbirth until Christ is formed in you! 20 I wish I could be present with you now and change my tone, for I am perplexed about you. Example of Hagar and Sarah 21 Tell me, you who desire to be under the law, do you not listen to the law? 22 For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by a slave woman and one by a free woman. 23 But the son of the slave was born according to the flesh, while the son of the free woman was born through promise. 24 Now this may be interpreted allegorically: these women are two covenants. One is from Mount Sinai, bearing children for slavery; she is Hagar. 25 Now Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia;12 she corresponds to the present Jerusalem, for she is in slavery with her children. 26 But the Jerusalem above is free, and she is our mother. 27 For it is written, “Rejoice, O barren one who does not bear; break forth and cry aloud, you who are not in labor! For the children of the desolate one will be more than those of the one who has a husband.” 28 Now you,13 brothers, like Isaac, are children of promise. 29 But just as at that time he who was born according to the flesh persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, so also it is now. 30 But what does the Scripture say? “Cast out the slave woman and her son, for the son of the slave woman shall not inherit with the son of the free woman.” 31 So, brothers, we are not children of the slave but of the free woman. Footnotes  3:3 Or now ending with  3:4 Or experience  3:8 Or count righteous; also verses 11, 24  3:11 Or The one who by faith is righteous will live  3:14 Greek receive the promise of the Spirit  3:15 Or brothers and sisters  3:28 For the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface  4:1 For the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface; also verse 7  4:3 Or elemental spirits; also verse 9  4:12 Or Brothers and sisters; also verses 28, 31  4:16 Or by dealing truthfully with you  4:25 Some manuscripts For Sinai is a mountain in Arabia  4:28 Some manuscripts we (ESV)
In this section, Paul continues his emphasis on faith over the law. He talks about the differences between the promise given to Abraham and the covenant established with Moses, the fact that all of us are one in Christ, the foolishness of turning back to the Law after Christ has set us free from it, and why Christians are the children of Sarah living in freedom rather than the children of Hagar living in slavery.
Since Abraham's wife was past childbearing, he slept with their Egyptian maid, Hagar. The concocted plan backfired. Anger and bitterness took over their family. In this message, we identify the short and long-term consequences of trying to manipulate God's promises. The result can still be seen in Middle Eastern tensions today. This month's special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at offerrtw.com or call us at 1-800-215-5001.
We might be the victim of our own decisions or others. Abraham and Sarah's maid, Hagar, bore a sonan heir. When she was pushed into the desert, God found her and comforted her. In this message, we look at God's command and promise to Hagar. People do not have the last word. In our despair and our extremities, God sees and intervenes. To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/172/29
We might be the victim of our own decisions or others. Abraham and Sarah's maid, Hagar, bore a son—an heir. When she was pushed into the desert, God found her and comforted her. In this message, we look at God's command and promise to Hagar. People do not have the last word. In our despair and our extremities, God sees and intervenes. This month's special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
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Today I have the pleasure of sharing my conversation with the absolutely amazing Ann Swindell. Ann is a woman who overflows with the love of God, and a desire to use her words for His glory, and to encourage others to do the same. This is the second time I've gotten to have Ann on the podcast, but literally, every time I encounter Ann in life, I feel like I glean something new about the Lord, and the same absolutely can be said about our conversation today. Over the last couple of years, Ann found herself in a season where she desperately needed the peace of God in situations that felt ripe with anxiety, confusion, and big questions for the Lord. In that process, God led her on a journey through scripture examining the lives of men and women who were put in incredibly difficult situations, but God was their peace in it. Then, they obeyed the call God put on their lives, and He blessed them. Whether that played out in some kind of resolution or fulfilled promise or just the blessing of His presence, God has always been faithful to those who call on His name. Ann then poured out what she learned from that journey into her new book The Path to Peace: Experiencing God's Comfort When You're Overwhelmed. You'll get to hear about that, and more about the goodness of God and how to cling to Him, wait for Him, and trust Him at all times. I absolutely love Ann's heart. She makes me want to know Jesus more, and I hope that hearing from her today calls you to draw near to God too. No matter where you are today, friend, I want you to remember that you matter, and your story matters. Connecting with Ann: Newest book Facebook Instagram Website JOIN OUR PATREON COMMUNITY!!!! I would be honored to have your support to keep the Simply Stories Podcast going! You can sign up for as little as $3 a month and each tier offers gifts that I hope will bless you in return. References: First time Ann was on the podcast - Episode 19 Writing with Grace Normal, IL Still Waiting: Hope for When God Doesn't Give You What You Want Trichotillomania Sarah's choice to give Hagar to Abraham still has implications to this very day Overcome- the Greek word has an overtone of victory- νενίκηκα Amanda Cleary-Eastep Scripture References: Lamentations 3:21-24 (my favorite of the MANY) God is faithful Psalm 27:13- ( “ “) God is good Psalm 116:5-9- (“ “) God is kind Matthew 9:20-22,Mark 5:25-34,Luke 8:43-48- The bleeding woman in scripture Isaiah 40:31- Those who wait on the Lord 2 Corinthians 4:18- Keep our eyes not on what is seen but what is unseen Psalm 27:13-14, Psalm 46:10, Psalm 130: 5-6, Be still and wait for the Lord Exodus 14:14- He will fight for you Psalm 121:1-2- Lift our eyes to the hills, our help comes from the Lord Psalm 18:2 (a fave of many) God is our defender Philippians 4:19- (“ “) God is our provider Psalm 94:17-19 (NLT) My hope will be renewed in God John 16:7-14, 2 Corinthians 3:14-18-, 2 Corinthians 5:17His Spirit transforms Exodus 2- Moses in a basket Exodus 14- Moses at parting the Red Sea Exodus 3-4, 17, 32 (to name a few of arguing with God) Moses was terrified of what God had called him to and Moses argued with God MULTIPLE times Exodus 4:1-13-“Lord please send someone else!” Ruth Luke 1- Mary the Mother of Jesus Acts 9:1-19- Paul (We'll just share his conversion, but he wrote A LOT of his story within his letters) Genesis 18 and 21- Sarah Hebrews 11 “Heroes of the faith” Judges 4- Deborah Exodus 2:11-15- Big whoops with Moses Judges 6:11-27 AND Judges 6:33-40- Gideon also got to debate with God Sometimes God answers with “I am the Lord” (Zachariah, Job, etc) Exodus 4:14-31- I'll bring you your brother to you Exodus 17:12-14- I'll send people to hold up your hands Numbers 20:1-13- Moses wasn't allowed in the Promised Land Deuteronomy 34- God did show Him the Land John 14:27- I don't give peace as the world gives, take heart for I have overcome the world Genesis 12- Sarai and Abram leave everything they know, and totally uproot everything to follow a God they just came to know Genesis 12:10-20 AND Genesis 20- Abram's lie that puts Sarai at risk, IT HAPPENS TWICE and the Lord sees her situation and He comes to her rescue Hebrews 11:11-Sarah is counted in Hebrews as a woman of great faith Genesis 16 AND Genesis 21:8-21- Sarah horribly mistreated Hagar Genesis 16:13-Hagar is the first person who gets to name God “the God who sees” John 16:33- Take heart for I have overcome the world Philppians 4:7- Peace that surpasses understanding Connecting with Emily and Simply Stories Podcast:Instagram (Em life // Podcast Life)FacebookTwitterBlog *Intro and Outro music is from audionautix.com
More aggadah - familiar interpretations of Genesis, for example...where Avraham takes Hagar to wife after 10 years of no children with Sarah. The man's obligation of p'ru ur'vu becomes an issue only when he has not had any children for lo those long 10 years. She can remarry too though; it might not be her issue. Also, the Gemara's cases of problematic circumstances that don't require "chazakah" to avoid. Plus, the medical issues potentially pertaining to brit milah. Also, the prayers of Rivka and Yitzchak for children, and the famous interpretation about their lineage. Plus, the rationale of suffering for the righteous - in that God wants their prayers. Also, the sterility caused by R. Huna's lectures!
In this Mother's Day message from Genesis 16, Pastor Bryan walks us through the story of one of the Bible's lesser known characters—Hagar. “Hagar” may not be a household name, but her experience is common enough: Isolated, mistreated, abandoned, Hagar may have wondered what in the world God was up to. But in the end, she would not only learn about God's goodness. She would experience God's goodness by seeing him—and more importantly, him seeing her—face-to-face. Preached as part of the series, Goodness in the Middle, at The Summit Church in North Carolina, on May 8, 2022.
For Mother's Day we look at the story of Hagar and Ishmael. From the moment the child is in her womb, loving him is hard. But where we have limits to providing what we want for our children and loved one's, God promises to hear us and has the power to make them into something.
In this topical sermon for Mother's Day, Pastor Mark preaches on two mothers - Sarah and Hagar - both mothers to Abraham's children, one child of the promise (Isaac) and one child from Abraham trying to take things into his own hands and go against God's plan (Ishmael). With Galatians 4 as the backdrop for the sermon, Pastor Mark teaches that, from these two moms, we can learn how to have more grace-based homes (like Sarah) and less law-based homes (like Hagar).
On this Mother's Day, we learn about the story of Hagar and how God sees her in one of the most difficult times of her life. God sees you when you feel invisible, God sees you when you are hiding, and He sees you when you have failed Him. Scripture references: Genesis 16:6-13 Matthew 10:29-31 Isaiah 40:27-31
In this Mother's Day message, Pastor Bryan walks us through the story of one of the Bible's lesser known characters—Hagar. “Hagar” may not be a household name, but her experience is common enough: Isolated, mistreated, abandoned, Hagar may have wondered what in the world God was up to. But in the end, she would not only learn about God's goodness. She would experience God's goodness by seeing him—and more importantly, him seeing her—face-to-face.