GENESIS
Chapter 17
ABRAHAM – FATHER OF
MANY NATIONS
I.
Introduction
A. Abram and Sarai –
helping the Lord.
1. Abram to take Hagar
for a wife!
2. Sarai and Hagar
developed a “dislike”.
a) Began
projecting blame.
B. The Lord to take care of
her and her son.
1. Abram and Sarai’s
name changed.
II.
Genesis 17:1
A. Abram 86 years old
when Ishmael was born!
1. El-Shaddai = “the
Almighty God”!
III. Genesis 17:2
th
5
A.
time the Lord paid
Abram a visit.
1. To help understand
importance of
covenant.
IV. Genesis 17:5-17
A. Sarah’s womb was dead!
1. Made Abram laugh.
2. New name for Abram
and Sarai.
a) Abram = “high
father” Abraham =
“father of a multitude”.
(1) “High Father” before
Isaac is born.
(a) His name, “father
of a multitude”.
(i) The Lord sees
what we can
become!
B. Only the “sign” of the
covenant.
1. Abram initiated the
rite of circumcision as
a
SIGN of acceptance.
a) Rite of circumcision
no longer
necessary.
A. Abraham reverts to
Ishmael.
1. The covenant will
come from Sarah.
a) Galatians 4:22-31
2. Abraham quick to
respond.
VI. Genesis 17:23-27
VII. CONCLUSION
A. Hebrews 11:7-19
they
1. Abraham believed in
the resurrection!
a) Abraham and Sarah
laughed when told
would have a son.
(1) In history a
great man and
woman of faith!
2. What has the Lord
promised you that
seems impossible?