The presence of a father in a child's life has a very positive effect.
In the same way, the absence of a father in a child's life has long lasting catastrophic effects.
Transition: The Ishmael generation is...
A. God made a promise to Abram Gen 15:2-4.
B. Abraham tries to fulfill it
Transition: The Ishmael generation is also...
A. Conflict between Sarai and Hagar
B. Conflict between them and the world Gen. 16:12
Transition: Even though the Ishmael generation is full of conflicts and is...
A. Abraham sends off Agar and the boy to the desert Gen. 21:14
B. This was part of God's plan [[Bible:Gen.21:11)
A. God keeps his promise despite Abraham's mistake.
B. Ishmael has a promise from God