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Hagar and Ishmael

Ishmael is born to Abram (Abraham) by Hagar.
Contributed by Sweet Publishing
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God had promised Abram that he would be the father of a great nation. But he and Sarai his wife did not have children and now they were both old. – Slide 1
Sarai had an Egyptian servant called Hagar. She took her to Abram and said, ‘I have not borne children but I am giving you Hagar so you can have a child with her.’ Abram and Hagar conceived a child together. – Slide 2
Once she was pregnant Hagar despised Sarai who in turn mistreated her. Life for Hagar was so miserable that she ran away into the desert. – Slide 3
Alone and helpless, she stopped at a spring to rest and drink. An angel of the Lord found her there. – Slide 4
‘Hagar, where have you come from, and where are you going?’ the angel asked. – Slide 5
‘I’m running away from my mistress Sarai,’ she answered. ‘Go back to Sarai and do what she asks you to do,’ the angel told her. – Slide 6
‘You will give birth to a son and you are to call him Ishmael (meaning God hears). The Lord has heard of your misery. Your descendants will be too numerous to count.” – Slide 7
Hagar obeyed and when the child was born he was named Ishmael. She never forgot how God had come to her rescue and announced, ‘You are the God who sees me.’ – Slide 8
Abram was eighty-six years old when Hagar gave birth to Ishmael. – Slide 9
However God had promised that Abram and Sarai would have a child. It seemed impossible that this could happen. But nothing is impossible for God. – Slide 10
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