Blessed To Be A Blessing
May 3, 2015 Speaker: Series: The Abundant Life
Topic: General Verse: Ezekiel 34:26
THE ABUNDANT LIFE
“Blessed To Be A Blessing”
Pastor Duane Cross | 05.03.15
“I will bless them and the places surrounding my hill. I will send down showers in season; there will be showers of blessings.” - Ezekiel 34:26 (NIV)
“It is more blessed to give than it is to receive.” - Acts 20:35 (NIV)
“Because of the service by which you have proved yourselves, others will praise God for the obedience that accompanies your confession of the gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing with them and with everyone else. And in their prayers for you their hearts will go out to you, because of the surpassing grace God has given you.” - 2 Corinthians 9:13-14 (NIV)
3 BIG BLESSING MISTAKES:
1) Some ignore God’s blessings.
2) Some apologize for God’s blessings.
3) Some hoard God’s blessings.
“A tithe of everything from the land, whether grain from the soil or fruit from the trees, belongs to the Lord; it is holy to the Lord.” - Leviticus 27:30 (NIV)
3 WAYS YOU ARE BLESSED TO BE A BLESSING:
1) We are Blessed to give JOYFULLY.
2) We are Blessed to give EXTRAVAGANTLY.
“... a woman came with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, made of pure nard. She broke the jar and poured the perfume on his head. Some of those present were saying indignantly to one another, ‘Why this waste of perfume? It could have been sold for more than a year’s wages and the money given to the poor.” - Mark 14:3-5 (NIV)
3) We are Blessed to give SACRIFICIALLY.