A Sunday School Lesson On Blessings


Here is a Sunday school lesson or Bible study on blessings from the Bible.Material Blessings Romans 15:27 “For they were pleased to do it, and indeed they owe it to them. For if the Gentiles have come to share in their spiritual blessings, they ought also to be of service to them in material blessings.” Paul could have never taken all of his mission trips or planted all of those churches without someone supporting him financially, but Paul never requested money for himself. His only pleas w … [Read more...]

Is Being Patriotic Biblical?

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Is it a sin to be patriotic? What does the Bible say about patriotism, if anything?What is Patriotism? Patriotism is a lot like family love; both hold to a strong love and devotion for others and in a nationalistic sense, patriotism means having a love of and devotion for one's country. Our military veterans and those now serving loved their country enough to volunteer. No one would question their patriotism. They’ve proven it by their service. The men and women of our armed forces have s … [Read more...]

How To Raise Children That Love Church


How can you help your children enjoy church more and grow to love it?The Gift of Children The Bible says that “children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward” (Psalm 127:3). Jacob had it right when he answered Esau about whose children he saw, saying they are “The children whom God has graciously given your servant” (Gen 33:5b). Another time is “When Israel (Jacob) saw Joseph's sons, he said, “Who are these?” Joseph said to his father, “They are my sons, whom God has g … [Read more...]

My Cup Runneth Over Bible Verse Meaning And Study


What is meant by the phrase “my cup runneth over” found in the 23rd Psalm? Does it have application for the believer today?The Cup The 23rd Psalm may be the most beautiful of all chapters in the Bible because it gives an accurate description of the Great Shepherd’s protection, provisions, and praises. David writes “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows” (23:5) so the question is; what does the “cup” represent? In the contex … [Read more...]

Does God Bless Nations?


Does God bless nations today? What determines whether He will bless them or not? Does God curse some nations and if so, why?Blessing and Cursing’s God chooses to bless some nations more than others but what is the reason He blesses some more than others? The reason is clear as we read in Psalm 33:12 which says “Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people whom he has chosen as his heritage!” If a nation has God as its national heritage, then God will bless that nation. God told th … [Read more...]

Where Does Saying “God Bless You” Come From?


Where does the saying “God bless you” come from? What about where “good bye” comes from?Blessing Others Jesus said “bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you” (Luke 6:28) so asking for God’s blessing on someone is nothing new. Blessings were a part of the patriarchal heritage in Ancient Israel, going all the way back to Noah and Abraham, even before Israel came to exist as a nation. In the beginning, “God blessed them” and told them “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the waters … [Read more...]