Genesis Chapter 21 Outline

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21 - Birth of Isaac, Hagar and Ishmael sent away

I. Isaac is born

A. The Lord visited Sarah as He said

1. She conceived 

2. She bare Abraham a son

a. in his old age
b. at the set time

B. Abraham names him Isaac

1. He circumcised him on the eighth day

2. Abraham was 100 years old

C. Sarah said God made me to laugh

1. So that all that hear will laugh with me

a. Who would have said to Abraham
b. Sarah should have given children to suck

II. Hagar and Ishmael sent away

A. Isaac grew and was weaned

1. Abraham gave a great feast

2. Sarah saw Ishmael, Hagar and Abraham's son, mocking

B. Sarah said to Abraham

1. Cast out this bondswoman

a. The son of this bondswoman
1) cannot be heir
2) with my son

2. The thing was very grievous

a. in Abraham's sight
b. because of his son

C. God says to Abraham

1. Let it not be grievous

2. because of thy son

3. because of thy bondswoman

D. God says to Abraham

1. Harken to all Sarah has said

2. In Isaac shall thy seed be called

3. I will make a nation of thy son because he is thy seed

E. Abraham rose up early in the morning

1. He took bread and a bottle of water

2. Gave it to Hagar and her son, putting it on her shoulder

3. Sent her away and she departed

4. They wandered in the wilderness of Beer-sheba

F. The water was spent in the bottle

1. She cast the child under one of the shrubs

2. She went and sat down

a. a good way off
b. as it were a bowshot

3. She said let me not see the death of the child

a. She sat over against him
b. She lifted up her voice and wept

G. God heard the voice of the lad

H. The angel of the Lord 

1. To Hagar

2. Out of Heaven

3. Said to Hagar, "What aileth thee?"

a. Fear not
b. God heard the voice of the lad where he is
c. Arise
d. Lift up the lad
e. Hold him in thy hand
f. I will make of him a great nation

4. God opened her eyes

a. She saw a well of water
b. She filled the bottle and gave the lad drink

5. God was with the lad

a. He grew
b. He dwelt in the wilderness of Paran
c. He became an archer
d. His mother took him a wife of Egypt

III. Abraham and Abimelech made a covenant

A. Abimelech and his chief captain Phichol spoke to Abraham

1. God is with thee in all that thou doest

2. Now swear unto me by God

a. thou will not deal falsely
b. with me
c. nor my son
d. nor with my son's son
e. but according to the kindness
f. that I have done to thee
g. thou shalt do unto me
h. and to the land wherein thou hast sojourned

3. Abraham said, "I swear"

B. Abraham reproved Abimelech

1. Because of a well his servants had violently taken away

C. Abimelech said

1. I wot not who has done this

2. neither didst thou tell me

3. neither yet I heard of it but today

D. Abraham took sheep and oxen

1. gave them to Abimelech

2. They made a covenant

E. Abraham took 

1. Seven ewe lambs

2. set them by themselves

F. Abimelech asked why?

G. Abraham said

1. These seven ewe lambs

2. shalt thou take of my hand

3. they may be witness of me

4. that I digged this well

H. He called the name of the place

1. Beer-sheba

2. because they sware there

3. Abimelech and Phichol went to the land of the Philistines

I. Abraham planted

1. A grove

2. in Beer-sheba

J. Abraham called

1. On the name of the Lord

2. The everlasting God

K. Abraham sojourned in the Philistines land many days

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