GODS BLESSINGS GODS GRACE (20)
Paul begins his letter by describing the incredible blessings given by God to those who believe in Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 1:1-23)
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Mike talks about the specific blessings we enjoy as Christians and what these should motivate us to do in the here and now.
Mike shares some of the priceless benefits awaiting those who remain together in Christ for a lifetime.
Mike reviews the physical, emotional and spiritual benefits of faithfulness in marriage.
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In this sermon, Mike enumerates and explains the benefits that believers receive and experience as 'saved' people. (Romans 5:1-11)
Sometimes God surprises us. Not just with big things but with random blessings that sprinkle our day with evidence of His constant love and incredible kindness towards us. Here are a few random blessings that immediately come to mind.
The Blessings Of Obedience
In Genesis 18:19 the Lord said to Abraham that He had chosen him to lead his descendents in the way of the Lord by doing what was right and just. It is a privilege (not a burden) to be chosen by God to obey Him, because obedience brings many blessings. For example:
In the first lesson of Acts, Mike explains the difference between the empowering and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. The class will also review the events surrounding the day of Pentecost and begin to follow the ministry of Peter the Apostle. (Acts 1:1-2:47)
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In this lesson Paul establishes the main argument of his letter to the Galatians, that spiritual blessings have always been obtained through a system of faith and not through a system of merit. (Galatians 3:6-22)
Beginning in chapter two Paul begins to describe the universal nature of the church as it existed in the past, present, and future. (Ephesians 2:1-10)
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In this section Paul will explain how freedom, like all other spiritual blessings, is obtained through a system of faith and not law. (Galatians 4:1-31)
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In this lesson the Apostle delves into the heart of the gospel message by listing the blessings accomplished by the cross of Christ. He also encourages the church not to be pulled away from the core doctrine of the cross. (Colossians 2:15-23)
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Saul, the first King of Israel, provides a lesson on what not to do when given blessings and privileges by God. (I Samuel 9)
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This section of the epistle describes the proper response to God's offer of salvation and the blessings attached to it, the first of which is to maintain the unity of the Spirit. (Ephesians 4:1-16)
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This section builds on the previous two by adding piety as a true response of the church to God because of His blessings. (Ephesians 5:15-21)
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This section concludes the letter by establishing faithfulness as the crowning glory in the believer's proper response to God's offer of salvation and the blessings that come with it. (Ephesians 6:10-24)
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Paul adds an ordered life as another response from those who receive God's blessings of salvation. (Ephesians 5:22-6:9)
This lesson describes the final episode in Joseph's story where Jacob, Joseph and their families are reunited and settled in Egypt. (Genesis 46:27-48:22)
It seems that we often overlook the true rewards of what the Bible refers to as repentance. The scriptures extol the virtues of faith, perseverance and the doing of good, but upon careful reading we find that repentance can be the most valuable of all the spiritual exercises.