"ABRAHAM'S CRITICAL LAPSE IN FAITH"

GENESIS 16:1-6

  1. THE CONTRIBUTING FACTORS TO THE PATRIARCH'S CRITICAL LAPSE IN FAITH
    1. Abraham Was Ironically Well Aware That The Clear Objective Was The Accomplishment Of The Will Of God
    2. Abraham Became Disillusioned By The Apparent Failure Of The Normal Means Of Accomplishing The Will Of God
    3. Abraham Succumbed To The Temptation To Adopt A Culturally Acceptable Alternative
    4. Abraham Considered The Significance And Stature Of The Person Making The Proposal
  2. THE OUTCOME OF THE PATRIARCH'S CRITICAL LAPSE IN FAITH
    1. Pragmatism Often Leads To The Illusion Of Success
    2. Complications In Interpersonal Relationships Are Often Inevitable
  3. THE CAUSES OF THE PATRIARCH'S CRITICAL LAPSE IN FAITH
    1. Failure To Give Adequate Weight To The Positive Expressions Of God's Will
    2. Failure To Pray
    3. Failure To Seek Mature Spiritual Counsel
    4. Failure To Apply The Lessons Of The Past
    5. Failure To Reason With Spiritual Maturity