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Children of the Promise

Text:  Genesis 21:8-21; Galatians 4-5
Big Idea:  We must remove anything that opposes God’s promise plan of blessing.
Scene 1: A Difficult but Necessary Parting (8-14)
    Conflict:         A threat to Isaac, the son of the promise
    Resolution:    Send out Hagar and Ishmael
Scene 2: A Sad but Compassionate Providence (15-21)
    Conflict:         A threat to Hagar and Ishmael’s survival
    Resolution:    God provides care for them in the wilderness
Scene 3: Our Difficult but Necessary Parting (Gal. 4-5)
    Conflict:         A battle between the flesh and the Spirit
    Resolution:    Walk by the Spirit and do not gratify the desires of the flesh