Blessed Beyond Imagination

Ephesisan 1:3 has these incredible words:

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ…

Aren’t those words amazing? God The Father has already blessed every single person in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ. Think of it: EVERY single blessing. Nothing lacking or missing. Riches beyond compare.
That truly is: BLESSED BEYOND IMAGINATION!

Sadly, most Christians live their lives far below the incredible riches and privileges that God has already given them in Christ. The main reason for this is that they do not know what the Bible says about these rich blessings that already belong to them. And they miss God’s incredible heart of love behind each and every blessing.

This series explores the incredible dimensions of these blessings that are the birthright of every child of God. It shows you how to enjoy these blessings in your every day life, so that you live BLESSED BEYOND IMAGINATION!

Here are the lessons for this series (to see more information click on the title):

[This is Part 1 of the “Blessed Beyond Imagination Series”]

Many times, we greet each other with “How are you?” For the believer, our answer really is “Blessed beyond imagination!”. In this introductory episode, you’ll find out why, as we learn:

  • That God is the source of all blessing. He blesses us because He is good.
  • A Blessing Scripture Parade – presenting a sampling of the many wonderful scriptures about the blessing of God.
  • Blessing: What it is and is not.

[Scriptures: Eph 1:3, Gen 1:22, Gen 1:27-28, Deut 28:14, Prov 10:6-7, 10:22, 28:20, Isaiah 44:2-5, Rom 8:32 & 15:29]


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[This is Part 2 of the series, “Blessed Beyond Imagination”] It’s amazing how FORGETFUL we can be. One moment we get a deeper, fresher glimpse of the blessing of God…. and the next, we forget that word of blessing, when we open up an unexpected bill in the mail. In this episode we learn:

  • The blessings of God reflect His great heart of love for us.
  • God’s blessing PRECEDES anything truly good that we could ever do for Him.
  • We begin looking at Psalm 103, a psalm rich in telling of the blessings and benefits of God.
  • The blessings of God lead us to wholehearted worship and praise of Him.
  • How that the blessing of God transformed a “nobody” into a great king.

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[This is Part 3 of the series, “Blessed Beyond Imagination”] We continue with a veritable feast of God’s blessings & benefits, found in Psalm 103. Today, we look at:

  • God’s TOTAL forgiveness – no matter how great the iniquity or sin, God’s love and grace makes possible a perfect and forever forgiveness, based on the perfection of Jesus Christ and His perfect, finished work. This teaching will truly set you free to enjoy your relationship with God!
  • Temporary forgiveness (people misusing 1 John 1:9) vs. the forever forgiveness of ALL our sins, whether past, present or future.
  • God’s healing – He heals ALL of our diseases. Jesus, the image of the Father, “healed all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease among the people”. Jesus did this because that was what The Father was doing. Our Father is still healing through Jesus IN US today.

[Scripture: Psalm 103:3, various]

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[This is Part 4 of the series, “Blessed Beyond Imagination”] Many Christians acknowledge that God is a blessing God. The extent of His blessings are truly amazing. However, they think to themselves, “Why would God bless me, with all the sin that I have done?” In this encouraging episode, we look at one of the greatest blessings of all: our redemption and what that means when it comes to God making you “blessable”:

  • What “redemption” means in the Bible and why it is so important.
  • God’s redemption is both a ransom from sin, self and Satan AND a purchase where we belong to God.
  • How God takes us from doom and destruction to the heights of His love, where He “crowns us with lovingkindness and tender mercies”!

[Scriptures: Psalm 103:4, various]

 

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[Psalm 103:5-7]  Because of God’s incredible GOODNESS, we are blessed beyond imagination. Today, we explore the blessings of real and lasting SATISFACTION, God’s justice for the oppressed and Personally knowing HIM:

  • God and only God can bring real satisfaction. The devil flaunts the pleasures of this world at us. But the child of God finds real satisfaction from God HIMSELF.
  • Millions all across the world suffer oppression. God blesses us with justice and righteousness, even in the face of such hostility.
  • The greatest joy of all is KNOWING GOD, in a real, personal way. Moses had that kind of relationship with God and so can we!
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[Psalm 103:8-10, Part 6 of the series, “Blessed Beyond Imagination”]  We live in rapidly changing times. Everywhere we look, dramatic — sometimes traumatic — change is taking place: in our culture, in the world, at the workplace, in our schools and in our families. But there is one, sure, great constant and that is GOD HIMSELF and His Incredible STEADFAST LOVE. In this lesson we learn about:

  • The rich Hebrew word “hesed”, which means “steadfast love” or “unfailing love”. This powerful word, which is closest to the New Covenant concept of grace, occurs many times throughout the Old Testament, particularly in the Book of Psalms.
  • The great dimensions of God’s love: His great mercy.
  • What is really behind the wrath of God, how God’s anger is the result of His justice and righteousness, which have been so severely violated by sinful man.
  • How God’s wrath last only for a moment, yet His mercy is EVERLASTING!
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[Part 7 of the “Blessed Beyond Imagination” series] Have you ever been betrayed by a friend, rejected by someone who used to love you or ever had someone say, “I’m DONE with you!”? At some point, we all experience the pain and loss of broken love. On this edition we learn about the steadfast love of God that NEVER GIVES UP ON YOU: …

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