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Entertaining Angels Unaware

Entertaining Angels Unaware

Continuing this character study of Abraham and those associated with him, for the last two weeks I have pointed out that Hagar deserves to be listed among the “heroes of the faith” in Hebrews 11. It might have escaped your notice that Sarah is in fact listed in this chapter. I missed it at first, …

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The Original Handmaid’s Tale, Part 2: God Hears Hagar

The Original Handmaid’s Tale, Part 2: God Hears Hagar

Part one of this character study showed how Sarai and Hagar mirror Serena and June in The Handmaid’s Tale. That post ended with Hagar running away from Sarai. Problem was she was running through a desert. Out there in the middle of nowhere, she finds a spring of water. I’m guessing not a moment too …

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Sarai and Hagar: The Original Handmaid’s Tale (Genesis Chapter 16)

Sarai and Hagar: The Original Handmaid’s Tale (Genesis Chapter 16)

In last week’s post, I talked about how God changed Abram’s name to Abraham and Sarai’s name to Sarah. The difference between Abram and Abraham is subtle but meaningful. However, I commented that the difference between Sarai and Sarah was not readily apparent. Both mean “princess” or “queen.” One possible explanation comes from Dr. Eli …

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Character Study—Abraham’s Covenant, part 2, Blessing or Curse?

Character Study—Abraham’s Covenant, part 2, Blessing or Curse?

Continuing my character study of Abraham, I’m picking up in Genesis, chapter 17. Back in Chapter 15, God made a covenant where God promised to give Abraham a son “of his own issue,” that he would be great, his name would be great, his descendants would be as numerous as the stars in heaven, and …

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Character Study Abraham, part 1

Character Study Abraham, part 1

The 11th Chapter of Hebrews is like the Faith Hall of Fame. It lists people from the Old Testament who accomplished great things “by faith.” I’d like to start this character study of Abraham by looking at his entry in this august chapter. Abraham receiving the promises of God. By faith Abraham obeyed when he …

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