Blessed to bless

by Sep 6, 2022

Let us review the spiritual habits of the previous preaching:

  1. The habit of setting aside time to be with God in stillness.
  2. The habit of serving God and people
  3. The habit of not stopping congregating.

Now let’s talk about the fourth habit:

  1. Blessed to bless. (This habit tells us about giving).

What does it mean to be blessed?

-It is to know Jesus Christ, it is to have eternal life with Jesus. We have to understand that: we will not be blessed until we have Jesus in our lives.

The statement of the Vision of our Church is: “To be a Christian church for the whole family, biblically blessed and prosperous in all areas of life”, this means that it is Christ-centric, that is, Jesus is the center of our Church , to give us a new life: blessed and prosperous, and that is what we are talking about, a better life is a life that gives, that serves to bless someone else

Ephesians 1:3-6

“3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. 4 God chose us in him before the creation of the world, that we might be holy and blameless before him. In love 5 he predestined us to be adopted as his children through Jesus Christ, according to the good purpose of his will, 6 to the praise of his glorious grace, which he granted us in his Beloved.”

In such a way that we have been blessed with all spiritual blessings, it is speaking that Christ shed his blood on the cross of Calvary, and therefore he opened a direct path to know the Father.

He already blessed us.

After the love of God, the second most important theme in the Bible is: the management of material possessions, finances, and God teaches us that being blessed is more than having riches.

The more we have, the more complicated our lives, the stress and the rush of every day, there are more things to worry about, and on many occasions they make us distance ourselves from God by toiling in our work.

We must put God first in our finances
Matthew 6:21

What value do you give Him in your financial life?

The Lord gives us a test to know where your heart is, he wants your heart.

In the lives of couples: Where both have promised each other love, fidelity and being united at all times, and when your spouse is indifferent to you, what is the use of having everything if you do not have the love of the person who promised to love you ?

And when you replace someone’s love with other things; there’s your heart

To see how much you value God, it is enough to see where He appears in your checkbook or your financial record.

Deuteronomy 8:18
Let us recognize that everything we have is from God.

Remember who it is that blesses you, gives you intelligence.

God has no problem blessing you but he doesn’t want you to be turned away by the blessings you receive.

It often happens that when you receive material blessings they can start to cool you down and take you away from the Lord.

Matthew 6:24

Either Jesus is Lord in your life or material possessions will be. Giving and letting go of material things by giving to God and for the needs of others allow money not to enslave us. God is the first thing we must give him the first thing for God.

Mark 12:43-46

The Lord cares with what intention we give Him.

When you set aside first for the Lord and then pay your debts, you are putting the Lord first, there the Lord blesses you, and if you do it the other way around, where is your faith so that God blesses you?, and in this passage from the widow she gave everything.

God wants to set us free from the idolatry of money.

2 Corinthians 13:9 (Tells us to give to God cheerfully.)

The generous soul will prosper.

God gives seed to the one who sows.

Luke 21:1-4

It is not the amount of what we give but the value it represents for us when we give it.

1 Timothy 6:17-19.

You must not put your trust in wealth but put your trust in the God who is alive.

We leave you these two verses about giving to God and about generosity so that you can read and meditate on them:
• 2 Corinthians 9:10
• Malachi 3:10.

Sincerely: Pastor Guillermo Ayala.


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