Your Way or God's Way?

June 4, 2017 Speaker: Steve Thiel Series: Genesis

Topic: Genesis Passage: Genesis 16:1–16:16

Your Way or God's Way?
Christ Proclamation Church
Genesis 16:1-16
June 4, 2017

Sermon Theme: On a daily basis, believers in Christ are called to listen and obey the word of God, rather than their own thinking; knowing that there's a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of destruction.

I. Man's Way – (Genesis 16:1-6)
    A. Problem: Sarai is Barren – (16:1)
    B. Solution: Hagar as Surrogate Mother – (16:2-3)
        1. Sarai's Suggestion – (v.2)
        2. Abram's Response – (v.3)   
    C. Consequence: Relational Mess – (16:4-6)

II. God's Way – (Genesis 16:7-16)
    A. God's Instruction to Hagar – (16:7-9)
    B. God's Promise to Hagar – (16:10-12)
    C. Hagar's Response to God – (16:13-15)
        1. You are a God who sees – (vv.13-14)
        2. You are a God who hears – (v. 15)
    D. God's Reminder of Man's Mess – (16:16)

III. Your Way – (Application)
    A. Pattern of Man's Way – (Gen. 3, Num. 13, Gal. 4)
    B. Picture of God's Way – (John 4:34, Matt. 26:39)
    C. Submitting to God's Way – (Romans 12:2)

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