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Into Focus

  1. 1. Into Focus Genesis 15
  2. 2. Big Idea “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness”— and he was called a friend of God. James 2:23b 2
  3. 3. Into Focus Genesis 15
  4. 4. After what? After these things the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision Genesis 15:1 4
  5. 5. A long faith journey Call Journeying through the Promise Land A disastrous trip to Egypt Walking in the blessings of obedience Defeating the four kings 5
  6. 6. The Word of the Lord Do not fear, Abram, I am a shield to you; Your reward shall be very great. 6
  7. 7. What is God to Abram? Shield Rewarder 7
  8. 8. David put it this way The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. Psalm 18:2 8
  9. 9. Reward A Son 9
  10. 10. Honest O Lord GOD, what will you give me, for I continue childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus? Behold, you have given me no offspring, and a member of my household will be my heir. Genesis 15:2–3 10
  11. 11. God’s reply (focus on the future) This man shall not be your heir; your very own son shall be your heir. Genesis 15:4 11
  12. 12. God has spoken before Go and I’ll show you a land, great name, great nation and bless the world. I will give your offspring this land Genesis 13:14–17 Lift up your eyes and look from the place where you are, northward and southward and eastward and westward, for all the land that you see I will give to you and to your offspring forever. I will make your offspring as the dust of the earth, so that if one can count the dust of the earth, your offspring also can be counted. Arise, walk through the length and the breadth of the land, for I will give it to you.” 12
  13. 13. God speaks to Abram Some say that Abram was downcast, or worried, or just unsure. God has spoken to many of us and we are still in the tent. Looking down. You are sure God has promised but you’re just not seeing it. 13
  14. 14. Change of scenery And he brought him outside and said, “Look toward heaven, and number the stars, if you are able to number them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your offspring be.” Genesis 15:5 14
  15. 15. Arrived at a good place And he believed the LORD, and he counted it to him as righteousness. Genesis 15:6 15
  16. 16. A pause from the story Belief = Faith Counted = Adding up Now to the one who works, his wages are not counted as a gift but as his due. And to the one who does not work but believes in Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted as righteousness Romans 4:4–5 16
  17. 17. Basis of Salvation 1. Belief 2. Repentance 3. Indwelling A relationship with God 17
  18. 18. An exchange in faith YHWH-I am the LORD who brought you out from Ur of the Chaldeans to give you this land to possess. Abram-O Lord GOD, how am I to know that I shall possess it? Genesis 15:7–8 18
  19. 19. Faith Act Bring me a heifer three years old, a female goat three years old, a ram three years old, a turtledove, and a young pigeon. Genesis 15:9–10 19
  20. 20. Detractors And when birds of prey came down on the carcasses, Abram drove them away. Genesis 15:11 20
  21. 21. Circling Buzzards Detractors Nay Sayers Your mind Your past 21
  22. 22. An encounter As the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell on Abram. And behold, dreadful and great darkness fell upon him. Genesis 15:12 22
  23. 23. A Prophecy Know for certain that your offspring will be sojourners in a land that is not theirs and will be servants there, and they will be afflicted for four hundred years. But I will bring judgment on the nation that they serve, and afterward they shall come out with great possessions. Genesis 15:13–14 23
  24. 24. The Exodus Foretold Slavery in Egypt Harsh conditions 400 years Judgment of God Plunder the Egyptians 24
  25. 25. A promise and a reason As for you, you shall go to your fathers in peace; you shall be buried in a good old age. And they shall come back here in the fourth generation, for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet complete. Genesis 15:15–16 25
  26. 26. Prophecy continued Long life Peaceful death Descendants return Judgment against the people of the land 26
  27. 27. Offering accepted When the sun had gone down and it was dark, behold, a smoking fire pot and a flaming torch passed between these pieces. Genesis 15:17 27
  28. 28. Covenant On that day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, “To your offspring, I give this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the river Euphrates, the land of the Kenites, the Kenizzites, the Kadmonites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Rephaim, the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Girgashites, and the Jebusites. Genesis 15:18–21 28
  29. 29. Our Take-Away 1. God is who He says He is and will do what He says He will do. 2. God makes covenants based on His nature. 3. God initiates we respond. 4. Our obedience is the fruit of our faith. 29
  30. 30. Into Focus Genesis 15

Notas del editor

  • Gen 15
  • James 2:23b “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness”—and he was called a friend of God.
  • Intro
  • Genesis 15:1 After these things the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision
  • Call
    Journeying through the Promise Land
    A disastrous trip to Egypt
    Walking in the blessings of obedience
    Defeating the four kings
  • Do not fear, Abram, I am a shield to you; Your reward shall be very great.
  • Shield- protection from revenge. Protection from the locals
    Reward

    Moses said this as a blessing before his death…Deuteronomy 33:29 Happy are you, O Israel! Who is like you, a people saved by the LORD, the shield of your help, and the sword of your triumph!
  • Psalm 18:2 The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
    God is the source and resource for his children
  • Abraham’s reward would be a son. We are blessed by his reward. Jesus will reward us for as well
  • Genesis 15:2–3 But Abram said, “O Lord GOD, what will you give me, for I continue childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?” Behold, you have given me no offspring, and a member of my household will be my heir.”
    Not doubt but a need for clarification. First time recorded speaking to God.
  • Ancient tablets confirm this practice.

    Genesis 15:4 And behold, the word of the LORD came to him: “This man shall not be your heir; your very own son shall be your heir.”
    God’s focus is on the future.
  • Go and I’ll show you a land, great name, great nation and bless the world.
    I will give your offspring this land
    Genesis 13:14–17 Lift up your eyes and look from the place where you are, northward and southward and eastward and westward, for all the land that you see I will give to you and to your offspring forever. I will make your offspring as the dust of the earth, so that if one can count the dust of the earth, your offspring also can be counted. Arise, walk through the length and the breadth of the land, for I will give it to you.”
  • Some say that Abram was downcast, or worried, or just unsure.
    God has spoken to many of us and we are still in the tent. Looking down. You are sure God has promised but you’re just not seeing it.
  • Genesis 15:5 And he (the Word of the Lord) brought him outside and said, “Look toward heaven, and number the stars, if you are able to number them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your offspring be.”
    Abram’s belief opened the door to relationship
  • Genesis 15:6 And he believed the LORD, and he counted it to him as righteousness.

    Isaiah 41:8 But you, Israel, my servant, Jacob, whom I have chosen, the offspring of Abraham, my friend;
  • Belief = Faith this creates a view to justification by faith
    Counted = Adding up
    Romans 4:4–5 Now to the one who works, his wages are not counted as a gift but as his due. And to the one who does not work but believes in him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted as righteousness
  • Belief in Jesus Christ the son
    Repentance toward God the Father
    Indwelling on the Holy Spirit
    A relationship with God
    A bringing into focus that which seems far off to up close and personal

    John 15:13–15 Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command you. 15 No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.
  • Genesis 15:7–8 And he said to him, “I am the LORD who brought you out from Ur of the Chaldeans to give you this land to possess.” 8 But he said, “O Lord GOD, how am I to know that I shall possess it?”
  • Genesis 15:9–10 He said to him, “Bring me a heifer three years old, a female goat three years old, a ram three years old, a turtledove, and a young pigeon.” 10 And he brought him all these, cut them in half, and laid each half over against the other. But he did not cut the birds in half.

    Entering into a blood covenant. A token by Abram to God. Do this…Yes I will!
    Faith calls us to put our feet into action

    James 2:20 (ESV)
    20 Do you want to be shown, you foolish person, that faith apart from works is useless?

    James 2:14 (ESV)
    14 What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him?
  • Genesis 15:11 And when birds of prey came down on the carcasses, Abram drove them away.
    Any buzzards visit your faith walk?
  • Detractors
    Nay Sayers
    Your mind
    Your past
  • Genesis 15:12 As the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell on Abram. And behold, dreadful and great darkness fell upon him.
    The Lord comes down. Darkness to shield Abram.
  • Genesis 15:13–14 Then the LORD said to Abram, “Know for certain that your offspring will be sojourners in a land that is not theirs and will be servants there, and they will be afflicted for four hundred years. 14 But I will bring judgment on the nation that they serve, and afterward they shall come out with great possessions.
  • Slavery in Egypt
    Harsh conditions
    400 years
    Judgment of God
    Plunder the Egyptians
  • Genesis 15:15–16 As for you, you shall go to your fathers in peace; you shall be buried in a good old age. And they shall come back here in the fourth generation, for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet complete.”
  • Long life
    Peaceful death
    Descendants return
    Judgment against the people of the land
    Sometimes there are delays because God is working things out.
  • Genesis 15:17 When the sun had gone down and it was dark, behold, a smoking fire pot and a flaming torch passed between these pieces.

    Hebrews 12:28–29 (ESV)
    28 Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, 29 for our God is a consuming fire.
  • Genesis 15:18–21 On that day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, “To your offspring I give this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the river Euphrates, the land of the Kenites, the Kenizzites, the Kadmonites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Rephaim, the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Girgashites and the Jebusites.”
  • God is who He says He is and will do what He says He will do.
    God makes covenants based on His nature.
    God initiates we respond.
    Our obedience is the fruit of our faith. And proof of our relationship
  • Prayer

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