Rejection and the Story of Hagar and Ishmael
This Sunday, in our series about relationships and conflict, we consider a Biblical saga that would be perfect for a TV mini-series! An ancient story about Abraham, Sarah, Hagar and Ishmael that could be an episode of “Big Love,” about a polygamous family, love, surrogacy, rejection and redemption. What does this story tell us about God? About events in our nation and world today, where some are included and some are rejected, where violence and hatred stalk our country? What will it take to unify our human family around values that Jesus taught and lived? Come and discover how God sees and hears, and even works through those who are rejected, offering unconditional love!