Momentum Church
Name Change Series Week 2: What Is Hard?
January 9, 2022
Main Scripture Reference(s)
Genesis 17:15-19 AMPC
Genesis 18:9-15 AMPC

Name Change Series Week 2: What Is Hard?

January 9, 2022 / Genesis 17:15-19 AMPC Genesis 18:9-15 AMPC

Name Change Series

Week 2: Sarai -> Sarah

Title: What is hard?

Genesis 17:15-19 AMPC

15 And God said to Abraham, As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai; but Sarah [Princess] her name shall be.

16 And I will bless her and give you a son also by her. Yes, I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of peoples shall come from her.

17 Then Abraham fell on his face and laughed and said in his heart, Shall a child be born to a man who is a hundred years old? And shall Sarah, who is ninety years old, bear a son?

18 And [he] said to God, Oh, that Ishmael might live before You!

19 But God said, Sarah your wife shall bear you a son indeed, and you shall call his name Isaac [laughter]; and I will establish My covenant or solemn pledge with him for an everlasting covenant and with his posterity after him.

Genesis 18:9-15 AMPC

And they said to him, Where is Sarah your wife? And he said, [She is here] in the tent.

10 [a][The Lord] said, I will surely return to you when the season comes round, and behold, Sarah your wife will have a son. And Sarah was listening and heard it at the tent door which was behind Him.

11 Now Abraham and Sarah were old, well advanced in years; it had ceased to be with Sarah as with [young] women. [She was past the age of childbearing].

12 Therefore Sarah laughed to herself, saying, After I have become aged shall I have pleasure and delight, my lord (husband), being old also?

13 And the Lord asked Abraham, Why did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I really bear a child when I am so old?

14 Is anything too hard or too wonderful [b]for the Lord? At the appointed time, when the season [for her delivery] comes around, I will return to you and Sarah shall have borne a son.

15 Then Sarah denied it, saying, I did not laugh; for she was afraid. And He said, No, but you did laugh.

Hard Creates

between your situation and God’s power.

of your belief in what God can do.

living, which equates to you playing small.

 Have you ever been caught trying to secure the blessing your way and not Yahweh?

Genesis 16:1-6 AMPC

Now Sarai, Abram’s wife, had borne him no children. She had an Egyptian maid whose name was Hagar.

And Sarai said to Abram, See here, the Lord has restrained me from bearing [children]. I am asking you to have intercourse with my maid; it may be that I can obtain children by her. And Abram listened to and heeded what Sarai said.

So Sarai, Abram’s wife, took Hagar her Egyptian maid, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to her husband Abram to be his [secondary] wife.

And he had intercourse with Hagar, and she became pregnant; and when she saw that she was with child, she looked with contempt upon her mistress and despised her.

Then Sarai said to Abram, May [the responsibility for] my wrong and deprivation of rights be upon you! I gave my maid into your bosom, and when she saw that she was with child, I was contemptible and despised in her eyes. May the Lord be the judge between you and me.

But Abram said to Sarai, See here, your maid is in your hands and power; do as you please with her. And when Sarai dealt severely with her, humbling and afflicting her, she [Hagar] fled from her.

Genesis 21:1-7 AMPC

The Lord visited Sarah as He had said, and the Lord did for her as He had promised.

For Sarah became pregnant and bore Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time God had told him.

Abraham [a]named his son whom Sarah bore to him Isaac [laughter].

And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac when he was eight days old, as God had commanded him.

Abraham was a hundred years old when Isaac was born.

And Sarah said, God has made me to laugh; all who hear will laugh with me.

And she said, Who would have said to Abraham that Sarah would nurse children at the breast? For I have borne him a son in his old age!

Birthing The Impossible

of your limited mindset.( This has to do with how you view God)

what God says.(Belief has to do with your faith)

what God says.( Becoming has to do with your identity)

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