IDENTITY: Blessing- Genesis 12:1-3 (9-17-17)

WOULD YOU LIKE TO GO AROUND MAKING A POSITIVE DIFFERENCE FOR OTHERS?

GOD HAS DESIGNED US TO BE A BLESSING.

GENESIS 12:1-3 IDENTIFIES BELIEVERS AS A BLESSING.

WE NOTICE 5 “I WILL” PROMISES.

WE CAN ALSO SEE 2 STATEMENTS:  “I WILL BLESS YOU . . YOU WILL BE A BLESSING”.

1-  ABRAHAM

GENESIS 21:22-23 – ABIMILECH, A BIG BULLY, FOUND BLESSING IN HIM.

2-  ISAAC

GENESIS 26:28-29 – ABIMILECH WAS A KING . . YET HE REALIZED HIS LIFE WAS BETTER WITH ISAAC NEAR.

3-  JACOB

GENESIS 30:27 – LABAN PROFITED FROM HAVING HIM AROUND.

4-  JOSEPH

GENESIS 39:1-6 – THE HIGH-RANKING POTIPHAR SAW THE LORD IN JOSEPH.

LET’S ADD A FIFTH:  US! 

GOD HAS GIVEN YOU THING HE HASN’T GIVE TO UNSAVED PEOPLE.

WE RECEIVE A BLESSING.  (ACTS 20:35)

WE BRING A BLESSING.  (ROMANS 15:29)