BLESSINGS IN CHRIST Ephesians 1:3 Blessed be the God andFather of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hasblessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,
Blessings in Christ• Many places in our New Testament mention the blessings we have as Christians.• The Bible encourages us to keep Gods commandments.• The Bible teaches us to love one another.• The Bible urges us to be faithful to the Lord.• Christians have many wonderful blessings.
Blessings in Christ• Song : Count your Blessings, Name them one by one• I will not have time today to name all the blessings we have in Christ.• I want to discuss four of these blessings• Are these blessings – YOURS ?
We have FORGIVENESSPsalm 86:5 For You, Lord, are good,and ready to forgive, And abundant inmercy to all those who call upon You.Daniel 9:9 To the Lord our God belongmercy and forgiveness, though wehave rebelled against Him.
We have FORGIVENESS1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, Heis faithful and just to forgive us oursins and to cleanse us from allunrighteousness.Ephesians 1:7 In Him we haveredemption through His blood, theforgiveness of sins, according to theriches of His grace
We have FAMILY1 Timothy 3:15 but if I am delayed, I writeso that you may know how you ought toconduct yourself in the house of God,which is the church of the living God, thepillar and ground of the truth.Hebrews 3:6 but Christ as a Son over Hisown house, whose house we are if we holdfast the confidence and the rejoicing of thehope firm to the end.
We have FAMILYWhen we obey the command to be baptizedinto Christ we are added to the family ofGod.Acts 2:47 praising God and having favorwith all the people. And the Lord added tothe church daily those who were beingsaved.Gods family is the church.
We have FAMILYGod wants His family to be clean, pure.Ephesians 5:27 that He might present herto Himself a glorious church, not havingspot or wrinkle or any such thing, but thatshe should be holy and without blemish.Ephesians 5:29 For no one ever hated hisown flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it,just as the Lord does the church.
We have A FATHERIt is a blessing to have God as our Father.Romans 8:15 For you did not receive thespirit of bondage again to fear, but youreceived the Spirit of adoption by whom wecry out, "Abba, Father."2 Corinthians 6:18 "I will be a Father toyou, And you shall be My sons anddaughters, Says the Lord Almighty."
We have A FATHERPrayer – Matthew 6:9 Our Father in heavenKnows – Matthew 6:32 Your Father knowsthat you need all these thingsMercy – Luke 6:36 Be merciful, as yourFather also is mercifulWorship – John 4:23 The Father seeks suchto worship Him
We have A FATHERTeaches – John 6:32 My Father gives you thetrue bread from heavenProtects – John 10:29 My Father, who hasgiven them to Me, is greater than all; and noone is able to snatch them out of My FathershandDisciplines – Hebrews 12:7 If you endurechastening, God deals with you as with sons;for what son is there whom a father does notchasten?
We have JOY, HAPPINESSJohn 15:10-11 10 If you keep Mycommandments, you will abide in My love,just as I have kept My Fathers commandmentsand abide in His love. 11 These things I havespoken to you, that My joy may remain in you,and that your joy may be full.Salvation Psalm 51:12 Restore to me the joyof Your salvation, And uphold me by Yourgenerous Spirit.
We have JOY, HAPPINESSCitizenship Luke 12:32 Do not fear, littleflock, for it is your Fathers good pleasure togive you the kingdom.Heaven John 14:2 In My Fathers house aremany mansions; if it were not so, I wouldhave told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
BLESSINGS IN CHRISTTO BE A CHILD OF GOD IS TO HAVE THEBLESSINGS IN CHRIST :1 – FORGIVENESS2 – A FAMILY3 – A FATHER4 – JOY AND HAPPINESSFinal Question : Are you in Christ ? That iswhere all these blessings are found.