Rev. Brian Flamme studies Genesis 21:22-34 regarding the reappearing of Abimelech and what to think of him, whether Abraham’s faith is fully formed yet, swearing and vows and what they mean, what the ewe lambs mean, and the theological significance of the Lord’s name “Everlasting God.”
Rev. Andrew Preus studies Genesis 21:12-21 regarding when confessing God’s promises looks evil to human eyes, learning humility before receing God’s grace, Ishmael’s prayer of deliverance, and the passivity of faith.
Rev. James Preus studies Genesis 21:1-13 regarding the wonder of children, what Isaac’s birth foreshadows, the Abraham and Sarah’s faith in God’s promises, and what Hagar’s place in this story represents.