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.
Rev. Sean Daenzer studies Genesis 17:15-27 regarding how Sarah is also blessed through Abraham, whether Abraham’s laughter is joy or doubt (or both), the everlasting covenant for Isaac’s offspring, and Ishmael’s greatness but not the covenant.
Rev. Stephen Preus studies Genesis 16:1-16 regarding the juxtaposition of God’s promise to Abram and Sarai’s barrenness, Sarai and Abram’s lack of faith in the promise, the fallout between Hagar and Sarai, and Hagar’s interaction with the Angel of the Lord.