Sermon Notes

  1. In the Bible _____ is the source of all blessings.
  2. To be blessed by God necessitates a _____ _____ with Him.
  3. God's blessing is experienced in two categories: _____ and _____
  4. God blesses _____
    1. Numbers 6:24 "May the Lord bless you and protect you; May the Lord..."
    2. God actually blesses humanity and creation in Genesis.
  5. People bless _____
    1. Ps. 103:1 Bless the Lord Oh my soul and all that is within me
    2. People reciprocate and bless God.
  6. People bless _____
    1. Prov. 31:28 Her children rise up and call her blessed.
    2. God blesses people as other people ask that He does that.
  7. God's blessing have always been both ____ and _____.

"What is blessing, then? Scripture shows that blessing is anything God gives that makes us fully satisfied in Him. Anything that draws us closer to Jesus. Anything that helps us relinquish the temporal and hold on more tightly to the eternal. And often it is the struggles and trials, the aching disappointments and the unfulfilled longings that best enable us to do that." -Risner