Text: Genesis 15:1-6 (NIV)
1 After this, the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision:
“Do not be afraid, Abram.
I am your shield,
your very great reward.”
2 But Abram said, “O Sovereign Lord, what can you give me since I remain childless and the one who will inherit my estate is Eliezer of Damascus?” 3 And Abram said, “You have given me no children; so a servant in my household will be my heir.”
4 Then the word of the Lord came to him: “This man will not be your heir, but a son coming from your own body will be your heir.” 5 He took him outside and said, “Look up at the heavens and count the stars—if indeed you can count them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your offspring be.”
6 Abram believed the Lord, and he credited it to him as righteousness.
II. The Encouragement of Blessing Offered: Blessed With Promise
III. The Frustration of Hope Deferred: Faced With The Incredible
IV. The Assurance of A Promise Given: Given God’s Word
V. The Righteousness of Faith Declared: Believing The Lord