2017 – SUNDAY 20 AUGUST
THE BLESSING OF GOD
“To you first, God, having raised up His Servant Jesus, sent Him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from your iniquities.”
1. JESUS IS GOD’S BLESSING REVEALED
Jesus was sent by God to bless His people.
His mission was simple – remove the curse of sin, and release the blessing of God.
2. JESUS IS GOD’S BLESSING RAISED UP
Jesus had a three part plan.
Demonstrate heaven’s fulness.
Die for the sins of mankind.
Deliver the blessing of God to all who turn from their sins.
3. JESUS IS GOD’S BLESSING IN RIGHTEOUSNESS
The blessing of God is prepared for all those who turn from their sin and live in the righteousness of their saviour – Jesus.
Jesus is heaven’s sign post – turning us away from iniquity and back toward God.
4. JESUS IS GOD’S BLESSING RESTORED
When Christ was raised from death – heaven was opened again to receive Him – and to release blessing to all who believe in Him.
5. JESUS IS GOD’S BLESSING RESERVED
Jesus has opened heaven for all who believe in Him – to receive blessing.
But heaven is also opened so that he can return in power to establish the fulness of His glorious Kingdom.
He still has more to reveal – beyond what you can ever imagine.
THE BEST IS YET TO COME.