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God promises Abram

God promises to make Abram the father of a great nation.
Contributed by YoMinistry
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Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Haran, his grandson, and Sarai his daughter-in-law, his son Abram’s wife; and they went out together from Ur of the Chaldeans in order to enter the land of Canaan; and they went as far as Haran, and settled there. Genesis 11:31 (NASB). – Slide 1
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The Lord told Abram, 'Go forth from your country, and from your relatives, and from your father’s house, to the land which I will show you; And I will make you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great; and so you shall be a blessing ...' Genesis 12:1-2 (NASB). – Slide 2
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And I will bless those who bless you, and the one who curses you I will curse. And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed. Genesis 12:3 (NASB). – Slide 3
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God blessed Abram and his nephew Lot with large flocks and herds. The land could not sustain them close to one another. So Abram said to Lot, 'Please let there be no strife between you and me, nor between my herdsmen and your herdsmen, for we are brothers.' Genesis 13:8 (NASB). – Slide 4
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High above the valley floor Abram and Lot discuss their positions. 'Is not the whole land before you? Please separate from me; if to the left, then I will go to the right; or if to the right, then I will go to the left.' Genesis 13:9 (NASB). – Slide 5
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Lot lifted up his eyes and saw all the valley of the Jordan, that it was well watered everywhere... So Lot chose for himself all the valley of the Jordan, and Lot journeyed eastward. Thus they separated from each other. Genesis 13:10a, 11 (NASB). – Slide 6
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The Lord said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him, 'Now lift up your eyes and look from the place where you are, northward and southward and eastward and westward; for all the land which you see, I will give it to you and to your descendants forever.' Genesis 13:14-15 (NASB). – Slide 7
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The Jordan valley was a wealthy area and it was invaded by fierce warriors. When Abram heard that his relative had been taken captive, he led out his trained men, born in his house, three hundred and eighteen, and went in pursuit as far as Dan. Genesis 14:14 (NASB). – Slide 8
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Abram brought back Lot, the captive people, and their possessions. The king of Salem met Abram and blessed him: 'Blessed be Abram of God Most High, Possessor of heaven and earth; And blessed be God Most High, Who has delivered your enemies into your hand.’ He gave him a tenth of all. Genesis 14:19-20 (NASB). – Slide 9
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After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, saying, 'Do not fear, Abram, I am a shield to you; Your reward shall be very great.' Genesis 15:1 (NASB). – Slide 10
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And He took him outside and said, 'Now look toward the heavens, and count the stars, if you are able to count them.' And He said to him, 'So shall your descendants be.' Then he believed in the Lord; and He reckoned it to him as righteousness. Genesis 15:5-6 (NASB) – Slide 11
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