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Gracefully Aging Grace Bible Church Inheritance Class Dr. Gene Pond May 8, 2011
Gracefully Aging
Grace Bible Church Inheritance Class
Dr. Gene Pond
May 8, 2011
   A famine forces the family to Egypt.    Death is a danger
   A famine forces the family to Egypt.
   Death is a danger to the males
while the females are preserved alive.
   Great plagues bring about their departure.
   There is a summons to stand before
Pharaoh.
   There is a return to the land of Canaan
with great wealth from Egypt.

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   But Abram said, “O sovereign Lord, what will you give me since I
   But Abram said,
“O sovereign Lord, what
will you give me since I
continue to be
childless, and my heir is
Eliezer of Damascus?
   Abram added, “Since
you have not given me a
descendent, one born in
my house will be my
heir!”
Gen 15:1-6
   Sarai said to Abram, “Since the Lord has prevented me from having children,
   Sarai said to
Abram, “Since the
Lord has
prevented me from
having children,
have sexual
relations with my
servant. Perhaps
I can have a family
by her.”
Gen 16

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   The Lord said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh and say, ‘Will I
   The Lord said to
Abraham, “Why
did Sarah laugh
and say, ‘Will I
really have a child
when I am old?
   Is anything
impossible for the
Lord?”
Gen 18:1–15
   Sarah said, “God has made me laught. Everyone who hears about this will
   Sarah said, “God has made
me laught. Everyone who
hears about this will laugh
with me.”
   So she said to Abraham,
“Get rid of that slave
woman and her son, for
the son of that slave
woman will not be an heir
along with my son Isaac.”
Gen 21

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   By faith, even though Sarah herself was barren and Abraham was too old,
   By faith, even though Sarah
herself was barren and
Abraham was too old, he
received the ability to
procreate, because he
regarded the one who had
given the promise to be
trustworthy.
   So in fact children were
fathered by one man—and
this one as good as dead—
”like the number of stars in
the sky and like the
innumerable grains of sand
on the seashore.”
Genesis 23
Genesis 23