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The Promise (2 of 3)
Series: The Greatest Story Ever Told
15:1 After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision: ‘‘Fear not, Abram, I am your shield; your reward shall be very great.’’ 2 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?’’ 3 And Abram said, ‘‘Behold, you have given me no offspring, and a member of my household will be my heir.’’ 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.’’ 5 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.’’ 6 And he believed the Lord, and he counted it to him as righteousness.
Last week we began a series called the Greatest Story Ever Told
And our hope really through this series is to explain a very real and robust Biblical Theology. We want you to know how the whole Bible really fits together and how ultimately through the story of Scripture we see a manifestation of Christ and His Kingdom…
The story began as we said last week with God who is ultimate reality displaying himself through his creation. You see there is nothing
more real than God is real… In fact everything is less real than God. Everything else has at some point, has not existed… there was a time when I did not exist, and this church building did not exist, and even the rock that is under my feet did not exist. God alone exists… And so God who is ultimate reality decided in his infinite wisdom to create…
And as we learned last week as the days of creation go on God reveals more and more precious and sacred things about his essence or Character.
So much so that on the sixth day of creation God made man in his image to display dominion, keeping the order of God’s display, and the man ...
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