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Genesis 15 - NIV

The Lord’s Covenant With Abram

1 After this, the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision:

“Do not be afraid, Abram.
I am your shield,[a]
your very great reward.[b]

2 But Abram said, “Sovereign Lord, what can you give me since I remain childless and the one who will inherit[c] 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 who is your own flesh and blood will be your heir.”

5 He took him outside and said, “Look up at the sky and count the stars—if indeed you can count them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your offspring[d] be.”


a. Genesis 15:1 Or shield;your reward will be very great
b. Genesis 15:1 Or sovereign
c. Genesis 15:2 The meaning of the Hebrew for this phrase is uncertain.
d. Genesis 15:5 Or seed

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Daniel Habben avatar
Don't Skip the Tune-ups
Shared by: Daniel Habben on Oct, 2016
Summary: Even Abraham needed regular spiritual tune-ups. Look at how God provided them.
Scripture: Genesis 15:1-21
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 296
Curtis E. Nester avatar
Redeemed From Poor Choices
Shared by: Curtis E. Nester on Sep, 2016
Summary: Abraham and Sarah became impatient and ran ahead of God. But God overcame their poor choices.
Kevin Ruffcorn avatar
Promises Promises
Shared by: Kevin Ruffcorn on Sep, 2016
Summary: The Lord promises great things to Abraham. Abraham believes and lives in hope.
Series: Pentecost
Scripture: Genesis 15:1-6
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 109
David Taylor avatar
The Patriarchs The Struggle of Faith
Shared by: David Taylor on Aug, 2016
Summary: The Patriarchs The Struggle of Faith Genesis 15 David Taylor April 10, 2016
Series: Genesis
C. Philip Green avatar
Father Abraham
Shared by: C. Philip Green on Jun, 2016
Summary: Believe and be safe, right, and sure.
Archie Norman avatar
Fear Not
Shared by: Archie Norman on Apr, 2016
Summary: Dealing with Emojis
Scripture: Genesis 15:1-26:24
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 788
Ernie Arnold avatar
God is our Shield
Shared by: Ernie Arnold on Feb, 2016
Summary: Proposition: In Genesis 15:1 - The LORD GOD tells Abraham (and therefore us) that 1. He will be Abraham's Shield 2. He will be Abraham's protector, defender and guard. 3. All Abraham has to do is allow God to lead
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Genesis 15:1-12
Denomination: *other
Views: 1,853
Paul Basehore avatar
Abraham: The Beginning of the Covenant
Shared by: Paul Basehore on Jan, 2016
Summary: God keeps His promises, even when they don’t make sense.
Horace  Wimpey avatar
Doubting Abram
Shared by: Horace Wimpey on Apr, 2015
Summary: In the roller coaster ride of Abram's faith, we see a time of doubt and God's reassurance that He would be faithful to Abram. WE see that Abrams faith erased his doubt and was what saved him.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Genesis 15:1-6
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 475
Tim White avatar
Renewed Promise
Shared by: Tim White on Mar, 2014
Summary: God goes into more detail with His promises to Abram and Abram's faith grows.
Mark A. Barber avatar
The Life of Abraham, Part 5: You're Going to be a Dad
Shared by: Mark A. Barber on Feb, 2014
Summary: Abraham receives a staggering promise from God and believes it. God counts it for Abraham's necessary righteousnedd
John McCormack avatar
Shared by: John McCormack on Feb, 2014
Scripture: Genesis 15:1
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 552
Alexander Richard avatar
Eight Steps To Overcoming Fear in Your life
Shared by: Alexander Richard on Jan, 2014
Summary: Fear is a killer, most of the things we fear don't happen. Fear being an emotion can be overcome when you apply these eight steps.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 15:1
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,253
Rodney Johnson avatar
Shared by: Rodney Johnson on Oct, 2013
Summary: God as our Provider.
Scripture: Genesis 15:5-18
Views: 2,078
Christopher Holdsworth avatar
The LORD Our Shield
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Oct, 2013
Summary: Abraham chose to believe God rather than his own doubts and fears.
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 15:1-6
Views: 989
William R. Nabaza avatar
GOD will protect and reward
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Jul, 2013
Summary: To show that GOD is our Shield and Reward.
Jeff van Wyk avatar
God's Shield
Shared by: Jeff van Wyk on Jul, 2013
Summary: God’s perspective on matters and not the way man looks at things, we can then expect wonderful things to manifest in our lives. There are special rewards for those who seek God’s view rather than the view man takes.
Scripture: Genesis 15:1
Denomination: Charismatic
Views: 390
Victor Ramlall avatar
Shared by: Victor Ramlall on Jun, 2013
Summary: God wants you to use your imagination to solidify His promises to you and to bring glory to His Name.
Scripture: Genesis 15:1-7
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 2,435
John Shearhart avatar
Genesis 15:1-21
Shared by: John Shearhart on Jun, 2013
Summary: God walks the blood path to confirm His covenant with Abraham.
Series: Genesis
Gerald Roberts avatar
Thy Will Be Done
Shared by: Gerald Roberts on Mar, 2013
Summary: Abram was that that type of guy "Thy Will Be Done" it was his concept to do what ever God said. We to should be Thy Will Be Done type of people.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Genesis 15:1-18
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 785
Victor Ramlall avatar
Shared by: Victor Ramlall on Feb, 2013
Summary: The new covenant in Christ is the ultimate everlasting covenant God made with all mankind and is ratified by the blood of Jesus Christ through His death on Calvary.
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,246
John Gaston avatar
Shared by: John Gaston on Jan, 2013
Summary: This was one of the most significant moments in all human history, when God signed His name on the dotted line of salvation, at least, from our perspective. What is a covenant? What parts of this account are covenantal? What is the smoking firepot and the
based on 10 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 15:5-17
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 8,471
Bill Stonebraker avatar
Grace in Disappointment
Shared by: Bill Stonebraker on Dec, 2012
Summary: Abraham’s faith in the face of his disappointment at being without an heir is met with God’s grace--and becomes a model for all who come to faith after him.
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 15:1-6
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 2,061
Jim Butcher avatar
Why Does God Make Us Wait?
Shared by: Jim Butcher on Nov, 2012
Summary: A look at some of the major reasons that God doesn't always answer our prayers when we want Him to.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Genesis 15:1-3
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,438
Jeff van Wyk avatar
God's shield
Shared by: Jeff van Wyk on Oct, 2012
Summary: As a born again believer filled with God’s Spirit you are a foreigner in this present world. We are in the world but not of the world. The only way to survive, therefore, is to have the shield of God from which all the supernatural supply is provided. No
Scripture: Genesis 15:1
Denomination: Charismatic
Views: 1,169
Mark Schaeufele avatar
A Covenant of Promise
Shared by: Mark Schaeufele on Jul, 2012
Summary: When God makes a covenant with us He makes good the guarantee.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Genesis 15:1-18
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,632
bala samson avatar
Spiritual Battle of Abraham
Shared by: bala samson on May, 2012
Summary: Right from chapter twelve of Genesis, we read the phrase ‘the Lord said to Abram’ but it is the first time in chapter fifteen we read the words, ‘Abram said, "Lord GOD......!”’Here, Abraham starts a conversation with God and continues so steadfastly that
bala samson avatar
Spiritual Battle of Abraham
Shared by: bala samson on May, 2012
Summary: Did we not read in the Bible that the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour? (1 Peter 5:8) Get ready to read the next attack that the enemy plans on Abraham.
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 14:17-15:1
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,851
William R. Nabaza avatar
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Feb, 2012
Summary: I. EXORDIUM: When you have God, you have everything. Who have God, please raise your hands. II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: General believers III. OBJECTIVES: Emphasize importance of God in our lives. IV. TEXT: Genesis 15:1 Some time later, a
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 15:1
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 286
Rick Crandall avatar
God Proves His Promises
Shared by: Rick Crandall on Dec, 2011
Summary: When it comes to God’s promises: 1. We may be discouraged by a delay (vs. 1-5). 2. We will always be blessed by believing (vs. 6). 3. God is devoted unto death (vs. 7-12 & 17-18).
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Genesis 15:1-18
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,182