Welcome to week 3 (chapter 2) of The Story
Today we talk about God building a nation--and the passing of God's blessing to the world.
1. Understand God's blessing given to Abraham
Two parts of Abraham's blessing:
2. Understand God's blessing fulfilled in Jesus Christ.
(Galatians 3:16) The promises spoken to Abraham was given to his seed (singular) who is Christ. Promise will come through Jesus and spread to the world.
God's promise was fulfilled in Jesus.
3. Understand God's blessing extended to us.
Is the promise only to those of Jewish descent.
Abraham BELIEVED and it was credited to him as righteousness. Those who have faith are blessed along with Abraham.
If you are a member of the body of Christ, you are part of the blessing.
Two parts to the promised blessing:
(Galatians 3:14 and Acts 2:38-39)
A. Forgiveness of sins
B. Power of the Holy Spirit
Be a blessing to others
(1 Peter 2:9-10)
We are a chosen people....so that we can share God's love and forgiveness.
The Big Idea:
Chapter 2: The blessing of Abraham has been fulfilled in Christ and is now available to us.