How God Blesses (Genesis 12:2-3, Romans 9:6-8, Romans 11:25-26, Galatians 3:6-9, Isaiah 44:3, 1 Peter 4:10, Numbers 24:9, Acts 3:25)

Steve Felker, June 4, 2017
Part of the The Offered Life series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

The Offered Life is a life blessed by God. As a child of His promise, God will lift you up in Jesus and empower you with His life. You are blessed: engage your Offered Life!

Tags: Covenant, Discipleship, Gospel, Mission

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Genesis 12:2-3

And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” (ESV)

Romans 9:6-8

But it is not as though the word of God has failed. For not all who are descended from Israel belong to Israel, and not all are children of Abraham because they are his offspring, but “Through Isaac shall your offspring be named.” This means that it is not the children of the flesh who are the children of God, but the children of the promise are counted as offspring. (ESV)

Romans 11:25-26

25 Lest you be wise in your own sight, I want you to understand this mystery, brothers: a partial hardening has come upon Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. 26 And in this way all Israel will be saved, as it is written,

“The Deliverer will come from Zion,
he will banish ungodliness from Jacob”; (ESV)

Galatians 3:6-9

just as Abraham “believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness”?

Know then that it is those of faith who are the sons of Abraham. And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying, “In you shall all the nations be blessed.” So then, those who are of faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith. (ESV)

Isaiah 44:3

For I will pour water on the thirsty land,
and streams on the dry ground;
I will pour my Spirit upon your offspring,
and my blessing on your descendants. (ESV)

1 Peter 4:10

10 As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace: (ESV)

Numbers 24:9

He crouched, he lay down like a lion
and like a lioness; who will rouse him up?
Blessed are those who bless you,
and cursed are those who curse you.” (ESV)

Acts 3:25

25 You are the sons of the prophets and of the covenant that God made with your fathers, saying to Abraham, ‘And in your offspring shall all the families of the earth be blessed.’ (ESV)

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