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Four Questions Everybody's Asking Today (23 of 48)
Series: Creation or Evolution?
Dr. Stan Coffey
April 26, 1987
INTRODUCTION: The fifteenth Chapter of Genesis continues the narrative of the great father of the believers, that is, Abraham. In this chapter are some of the most important truths of the Old Testament. The chapter takes up after Abraham had fought the battle with four kings and rescued Lot and had an encounter with Melchizadek and the King of Sodom. Once, already, God had made Abraham a very great promise. That promise Abraham had believed to the full. God, in this chapter, amplifies the promise and once again Abraham believes and becomes indeed "the father of all them that believe." Abraham had a wonderful capacity to take God at His word.
I. THE BUILDING OF ABRAMS FAMILY
A. The Word of God-s power - chapter 15:-1-4
The building of Abrams family was to be by spiritual power, not by the energy of the flesh and spiritual power is inherent in the Word of God.
1. There was the pledge - vs. 1 "Fear not Abram I am thy shield and thy exceeding great reward."
a. A shield denotes protection
b. in the New Testament the shield in Ephesians 6:16 is defined as faith
c. The shield is God Himself
2. There was the plea - vs. 2 and 3
Abraham had all that h ...
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