We hear the word blessing frequently. We hear people refer to health, prosperity, and exciting opportunities as blessings. God certainly is the giver of all good gifts. But, if blessings are only material gifts to us, then we may feel confused when we walk through sickness, lack, and strife. We need a biblical definition of blessing. The Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, ties blessings into the presence of God. To be blessed by God is to be in His presence, not to receive presents from Him. The gospel assures us that all who are saved by grace through faith have the unbreakable promise of God’s presence in their lives. Therefore, we are blessed with every spiritual blessing in Christ. And we can experience blessing even when our life’s circumstances are what Instagram would caption as #blessed. Come chat with us about what it really means to be blessed by God and how the gospel is the very best blessing we can receive.
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:39 - About Lindsey
1:57 - Favorite things
3:48 - Why are we talking about blessings?
5:53 - How the Bible defines blessings
8:06 - Blessing from God is about His presence more than the His presents
10:42 - How Jesus defines blessings in the gospels
13:15 - Defining spiritual blessings
15:08 - How we should bless God for His blessings to us
16:18 - How a biblical view of blessings changes the way we think about blessings
18:37 - How does the gospel impact how we think about blessing?
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Scripture in this episode:
Blog: Blessing During Isolation: How Loneliness Changed My Life
Blog: Combat Comparison with the Gospel
Blog: Giving and the Giver
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