Ishmael and Isaac
Bible Study Lesson

When God led Abraham to the land of Canaan He informed Abraham that he would have a son—a legal heir. When twenty-five years passed with no conception, Abraham, and his wife Sarah, decided to move things along by Abraham producing a son through their maid.  That son was named Ishmael. Later, Sarah gave birth to the son of promise—the legal heirIsaac.  When Isaac arrived on the scene conflict surfaced between the two sons. In this Ishmael and Isaac Bible study lesson we will examine the following:

  • What caused the conflict between the two sons.
  • How the Lord instructed Abraham to eliminate the conflict
  • What nation stemmed from Ishmael's loins.
  • What nation stemmed from Isaac's loins.
  • The reason why conflict has continued to exist between Israel and the Arab community for the past 4000 years
  • Why peace treaties between these two nations will fail to settle the feud.
  • How the apostle Paul used the two sons to symbolize the conflict that exists in the life of a believer.

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NOTE: I recommend listening to the lessons on the tabernacle as I view this series as being one of the most valuable teachings in the Bible. The tabernacle lessons gives us God's formula (not man's) for being justified, sanctified (maturing as a Christian), having an effective prayer life, having an appetite for the Word of God, and for being a positive witness for Christ.

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