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1 FreeChristianWritings.com TOPIC A11 BLESSINGS OF JESUS BY RON FOSTER Lay Member RIVERSIDE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH UPPER ARLINGTON, OHIO

2 BLESSINGS OF JESUS All Scripture quotations are taken from The Life Application Study Bible, New International Version, Published by Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. and Zondervan Publishing House. Copyright 1995 by Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, IL. This TOPIC was written in 2008.

3 INTRODUCTION PURPOSE OF THIS TOPIC: The purpose of this TOPIC is to present blessings made by JESUS CHRIST. The source of information for these blessings is the spoken word of LORD JESUS, as journalized by the authors of the New Testament Books - - Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts, Revelation. As used in this TOPIC, a blessing is: (a) an act of giving or declaring favor and goodness upon others with the power to bring them to pass; (b) sanction, approval, encouragement; (c) a thing conducive to happiness, welfare, or success; (d) bringing pleasure or contentment. MAKE COPIES IF YOU WANT: Copies can be made and distributed at a price no more than the cost of paper and printing. If this effort is of value to you, you may want to make a small donation to the church of your choice.

4 BLESSINGS OF JESUS CONTENTS EXHIBIT BLESSINGS ABOUT LIFE BLESSINGS TO THOSE WHO COME TO ME.. 2. BLESSINGS ABOUT BELIEF IN ME BLESSINGS TO THOSE WHO HAVE CONCERN FOR OTHERS

5 EXHIBIT 1 BLESSINGS ABOUT LIFE 1. WHEN I LAY DOWN MY LIFE ON THE CROSS, I GAVE EVERYONE THE BLESSING OF SPIRITUAL LIFE, OR THE FREEDOM FROM SLAVERY TO SIN. JOHN 8: WHOEVER BELIEVES IN ME IS BLESSED WITH ETERNAL LI FE, NOW AND FOREVER. THEY WILL NEVER SEE ETERNAL DEATH. JOHN 3: 16; 5: 24; 10: 28; 11: I BLESS THOSE WHO BELIEVE IN ME BY HAVING FATHER GOD SEND THE HOLY SPIRIT TO THEM. THOSE WHO LOVE ME AND OBEY MY COMMANDS WILL BE BLESSED BY HAVING GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT LIVE WITHIN THEM FOREVER. JOHN 14: 15-17; 15: THOSE WHO BELIEVE I AM THE SON OF GOD ARE BLESSED WITH SPIRITUAL REBIRTH, OR THE TRANSFOR- MATION FROM THE KINGDOM OF DARKNESS INTO THE KINGDOM OF GOD AS A GIFT FROM THE HOLY SPIRIT. JOHN 3: IF YOU HAVE THE HOLY SPIRIT WITHIN YOU, YOU ARE BLESSED WITH THE POWER OF GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT, ONE OF THE THREE PERSONS OF THE TRINITY. THIS POWER IS ALWAYS AVAILABLE TO YOU AS YOUR ACTIVATOR, CLARIFIER, TEACHER, LEADER, ENCOURAGER, AND PROTECTOR DURING YOUR PHYSICAL LIFE ON EARTH. MATTHEW 12: 28 JOHN 14: 25-26; 16:12-15 ACTS 1:8 6. YOU ARE BLESSED THAT THE HOLY SPIRIT CAN HELP YOU CLEANSE YOURSELF OF SIN AND CHANGE YOUR HEART SO THAT YOU CAN BECOME MORE AND MORE LIKE ME IF YOU SUBMIT COMPLETELY TO THE HOLY SPIRIT TO BE SANCTIFIED. JOHN 16: TO RECEIVE THE GIFT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, ONE OF GOD S MOST IMPORTANT BLESSINGS JUST ASK GOD. LUKE 11: 13

6 EXHIBIT 2 BLESSINGS TO THOSE WHO COME TO ME 1. I BLESS THOSE WHO COME TO ME TO ADMIT THEIR SPIRITUAL INADEQUACY AND TO LOOK FOR JUSTICE AND MERCY, NOT TO THEMSELVES. MATTHEW 5: 3 LUKE 6: I BLESS THOSE WHO COME TO ME BECAUSE THEY MOURN AND DREAD THE PAIN OF DEATH. MATTHEW 5: 4 LUKE 6: I BLESS THE MEEK WHO COME TO ME TO ADD TO THEIR EXISTING STRENGTH AND COURAGE, GIVEN TO THEM BY GOD. MATTHEW 5:5 4. I BLESS THOSE WHO COME TO ME TO SATISFY THEIR SPIRITUAL HUNGER, TO SUSTAIN THEIR ETERNAL LIFE, AND TO QUENCH THEIR THIRST FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS. MATTHEW 5: 6 LUKE 6: 21 JOHN 6: I BLESS THOSE WHO COME TO ME BECAUSE THEY HAVE BROKEN GOD S LAWS. MATTHEW 5: 7 6. I BLESS THOSE WHO COME TO ME INSULTED, PERSECUTED, AND FORCED TO SUFFER BECAUSE THEY DESIRE AND POSSESS GOD S RIGHTEOUSNESS. MATTHEW 5: I BLESS THOSE WHO COME TO ME WEARY AND BURDENED AND I GIVE THEM LOVE, HEALING, AND PEACE. MATTHEW 11: 28-29

7 EXHIBIT 3 BLESSINGS ABOUT BELIEF IN ME 1. I BLESS THOSE WHO HAVE NOT SEEN ME, YET BELIEVE IN ME BASED ON THE WORDS IN THE BIBLE AND THE TESTIMONY OF BELIEVERS. JOHN 20: I BLESS THOSE WHO BELIEVE IN ME WITH HEAVENLY CITIZENSHIP. LUKE 10: I BLESS THOSE WHO UNDERSTAND THE TRUTH ABOUT ME. MATTHEW 13: 16; 16: I BLESS THOSE WHO KNOW AND KEEP THE WORDS OF THE PROPHECY IN THE BIBLE. REVELATION 22:7 5. I BLESS THOSE WHO HEAR, UNDERSTAND, AND RETAIN THE SECRET OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD. MARK 4: LUKE 5: 10-11, I BLESS THOSE WHO BELIEVE IN ME BY PROTECTING THEM FROM ETERNAL HARM. JOHN 10: I BLESS THOSE WHO STAND FIRM AGAINST TEMPTATION, ARE COMMITTED TO GOD S MORAL STANDARDS, AND ARE PREPARED FOR MY RETURN. REVELATION 16: 15

8 EXHIBIT 4 BLESSINGS TO THOSE WHO HAVE CONCERN FOR OTHERS 1. I BLESS THE PEACEMAKERS WHO SHOW OTHERS HOW TO BE INSTRUMENTS OF GOD S PEACE. MATTHEW 5: 9 2. I BLESS THOSE WHO DO WHAT I DID FOR OTHERS. MATTHEW 10: 25 JOHN 13: I BLESS THOSE WHO HAVE MORE ENJOYMENT FROM GIVING THAN RECEIVING. ACTS 20: I BLESS THOSE WHO SHOW MERCY TO THE MISERABLE AND REAL CONCERN FOR THE POOR OF THE WORLD. MATTHEW 5: 7 LUKE 18:22 5. I BLESS THOSE WHO MINISTER TO THE NEEDS OF OTHERS. MARK 10: I BLESS THOSE WHO PERFORM SERVICES FOR MY SHEEP AND THE LEAST OF MY BROTHERS. MATTHEW 25: I BLESS THOSE WHO SHOW THE SAME KIND OF UNCONDITIONAL LOVE SHOWN BY THE HEAVENLY FATHER. LUKE 6: 35

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