Hagar: God’s Perfect Promise, not His imperfect people

An angel appearing to Hagar and Ishmael. Giovanni Francesco Barbieri (Il Guercino) c.1653 Few Bible stories test my commitment to reading the Bible as redemptive history like the story of Hagar and Ishmael in Genesis 16 and 21. Or, more accurately, Abram's rape of Hagar, which Sarai instigates. These are horrifying texts of terror. I …

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As the Women Go …

2 I urge Euodia and I urge Syntyche to live in harmony in the Lord. 3 Indeed, true companion, I ask you also to help these women who have shared my struggle in the cause of the gospel, together with Clement also and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the book of life.Philippians 4: 2-3 Now that I've started …

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