This week we will be looking at the life of Sarah.  Sarah lived a long life and made some mistakes along the way but is mentioned in the Bible more than any other woman. 

Does that surprise you?

This Sunday I hope we can look at a familiar story with fresh eyes.  I invite us to look at the challenges Sarah faced and the way she faced those challenges. 

The story of Sarah starts in Genesis 11 and ends with her death in Genesis 23. 

Sarah is the only woman in the Bible that mentions her age at the time of her death. 

Does that surprise you?

Sarah is mentioned is Isaiah, in Romans, Hebrews and 1 Peter. 

When you think about the story of Sarah, what do you think about?

Do you think about Sarah’s mistakes?

Do you think about God’s faithfulness?

While we focus on the story of Sarah, the scripture we will hear on Sunday is after the birth of Isaac…

Genesis 21:1-7…

21 The Lord dealt with Sarah as he had said, and the Lord did for Sarah as he had promised. 2 Sarah conceived and bore Abraham a son in his old age, at the time of which God had spoken to him. 3 Abraham gave the name Isaac to his son whom Sarah bore him. 4 And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac when he was eight days old, as God had commanded him. 5 Abraham was a hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him. 6 Now Sarah said, “God has brought laughter for me; everyone who hears will laugh with me.” 7 And she said, “Who would ever have said to Abraham that Sarah would nurse children? Yet I have borne him a son in his old age.”

What do you think about Sarah’s laughing about what God says?

Did you ever wonder why God told Abraham to name the son that he and Sarah had, Isaac?

Let’s talk about it on Sunday. 

~ Pastor Dustin