“The Other Son”

On June 25, Pastor Katy preaches on Genesis 21:8-20.

The story of Hagar and Ishmael is frequently left out of children’s Sunday school lessons, and happily avoided by pastors everywhere. The story of promise and covenant between Abraham and God focuses on Sarah and Isaac, so the minor subplot of a slave and her son doesn’t seem all that relevant to the big picture. But then again, God’s care and provision for even a sparrow just might extend beyond the covenant to include a penniless, abandoned, single mother and her son.

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