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Jun 22Blessings and Curses Jun 29Blessings for all Jul 6Open, Poor & blessed Jul 13Sharing, mouring & being blessed Jul 20Gentle, grounded & blessed Jul.

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1 Jun 22Blessings and Curses Jun 29Blessings for all Jul 6Open, Poor & blessed Jul 13Sharing, mouring & being blessed Jul 20Gentle, grounded & blessed Jul 27Sorted and blessed Aug 3Free, merciful & blessed Aug 10Pure, focused & blessed Aug 17Engaged in peace & blessed Aug 24Committed, persecuted & blessed

2 Blessings & Relationships 1) Consequences 2) Gifts

3 Listen to the news Watch soap operas Read the Bible consequences Actions have All The bible says “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

4 The blessings ofThe curses of right relationship with God being against God perspectiveidolotry humble obedience delusion & manipulation work/rest balance work addiction & exploitation honouring parents arrogance being for others against others peacemaking living and dying by the sword living faithfully broken relationships honest labour ill gotten gains embracing truth the webs of deceit contentment jealousy

5 Blessings and Relationships 1)Consequences : organic 2)Gifts: arbitrary kindness Time, Gadget, Dinner, Money, Holiday, Car, House,

6 Blessings and Relationships 1)Consequences 2)Gifts Mount Gerizim: Fertile Mount Ebal: Desert Is it consequence or gift?

7 Blessings and Curses (Deut 11) 13 So if you faithfully obey the commands I am giving you today -- to love the LORD your God and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul-- 14 then I will send rain on your land in its season, both autumn and spring rains, so that you may gather in your grain, new wine and oil. 15 I will provide grass in the fields for your cattle, and you will eat and be satisfied. 16 Be careful, or you will be enticed to turn away and worship other gods and bow down to them. 17 Then the LORD's anger will burn against you, and he will shut the heavens so that it will not rain and the ground will yield no produce, and you will soon perish from the good land the LORD is giving you. Blessings: Consequences & Gifts within Relationships

8 18 Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. 19 Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. 20 Write them on the door-frames of your houses and on your gates, 21 so that your days and the days of your children may be many in the land that the LORD swore to give your forefathers, as many as the days that the heavens are above the earth. Blessings: Consequences & Gifts within Relationships

9 22 If you carefully observe all these commands I am giving you to follow -- to love the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways and to hold fast to him-- 23 then the LORD will drive out all these nations before you, and you will dispossess nations larger and stronger than you. 24 Every place where you set your foot will be yours: Your territory will extend from the desert to Lebanon, and from the Euphrates River to the western sea. 25 No man will be able to stand against you. The LORD your God, as he promised you, will put the terror and fear of you on the whole land, wherever you go. Blessings: Consequences & Gifts within Relationships

10 26 See, I am setting before you today a blessing and a curse-- 27 the blessing if you obey the commands of the LORD your God that I am giving you today; 28 the curse if you disobey the commands of the LORD your God and turn from the way that I command you today by following other gods, which you have not known. 29 When the LORD your God has brought you into the land you are entering to possess, you are to proclaim on Mount Gerizim the blessings, and on Mount Ebal the curses. 30 As you know, these mountains are across the Jordan, west of the road, towards the setting sun, near the great trees of Moreh, in the territory of those Canaanites living in the Arabah in the vicinity of Gilgal. 31 You are about to cross the Jordan to enter and take possession of the land the LORD your God is giving you. When you have taken it over and are living there, 32 be sure that you obey all the decrees and laws I am setting before you today. Thank God for his written Word to us Blessings: Consequences & Gifts within Relationships

11 Blessings & Relationships 1) Consequences 2) Gifts Food - Home Blessings: Consequences & Gifts within Relationships

12 1)Only interested in the “Thing” No interest in relationship Doesn’t see “thing” as a gift. 2)Interested in Gifts Endures relationship to get gifts Stops relationship when gifts stop 3)Interested in the relationship Says “You shouldn’t” & means it Enjoys the relationship through enjoying the gifts Blessings & Relationships: A parable Blessings: Consequences & Gifts within Relationships

13 1) The King is among us His Spirit is here Let’s draw near and worship Let songs fill the air. 2) He looks down upon us Delight in His face Enjoying His children’s love Enthralled by our praise. 3) For each child is special Accepted and loved A love gift from Jesus To His Father above. 4) And now He is giving His gifts to us all For no one is worthless And each one is called. 5) The Spirit’s anointing On all flesh comes down And we shall be channels For works like His own. 6) We come now believing Your promise of power For we are Your people And this is Your hour. Blessings: Consequences & Gifts within Relationships Servers

14 From Amen to Action Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; Praise God, all creatures here below: Praise God above, now let's all hear it! Praise Father, Son and Holy Spirit! Our Gathered worship has ended, our Worship & Service continue Blessings: Consequences & Gifts within Relationships


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