A SIGN OF GOODWILL
This first message of the series asks the questions: What does it mean to “bless” someone? What does it mean to be “blessed”? Modern uses of the term are often shallow and inconsistent, but the Bible offers a rich understanding of blessing.
RESTORING BLESSING TO ALL PEOPLES
This second message in the Blessed series follows the theme of blessing in the Bible, watching it develop from Genesis forward. The theme culminates in Jesus, the seed of Abraham through whom all nations are blessed.
HOW TO ATTAIN AND DISCERN BLESSING
In this third installment of the series, we looked at the presentation of the blessed person in the Bible. We first look at how one becomes blessed and what form blessing takes in the Old Testament, and then we listen to Jesus in the beatitudes of Matthew 5.
WORD OF FAITH
In this fourth installment, we learn about the Word of Faith movement. Also called the prosperity gospel or the health-and-wealth gospel, the Word of Faith movement is a persuasive system of thought. This message unpacks the rationale underneath the movement and identifies a few weak points in it.
A PEOPLE WHO BLESS
God calls the church to be a people who bless. We are to bless God, one another, and the world around us.
QUESTION & RESPONSE
This final message of the series is a response to several questions submitted by the congregation. Below is a list of the questions and time stamp for when that segment begins.
Question 1 (2:55)—What about the story of Job?
Question 2 (10:35)—Why did Isaac only have one blessing in Genesis 27:38?
Question 3 (19:55)—Has the character of “blessing” changed from the Old Testament to the New Testament?
Question 4 (28:35)—Can believers bless or curse others with our speech?
Question 5 (33:25)—When we “bless the world around us,” how should we handle it when we get thanked?
Question 6 (37:35)—If the church is designed to “bless one another,” how do we forgive instead of shun?