Counted Righteous – Genesis 15:1-6
The Bible teaches that salvation is by grace through faith. And this is first taught in Genesis 15. In this sermon, Pastor David examines the doctrine of justification by faith in the life of Abram and in all believers. As Paul puts it in Romans 4 “For what does the Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness”… But the words “it was counted to him” were not written for his sake alone, but for ours also. It will be counted to us who believe in Him who raised from the dead Jesus our Lord”.
Genesis 15:1–6 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.”  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?”  And Abram said, “Behold, you have given me no offspring, and a member of my household will be my heir.”  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.”  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.”  And he believed the LORD, and he counted it to him as righteousness.