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Spiritual Blessings

Spiritual Blessings

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  1. Spiritual Blessings • “We thank you for all the spiritual blessings you have bestowed upon us especially the gift of your Son.” • What are all these elusive spiritual blessings?

  2. Spiritual Blessings • 1. Prayer. • 2. The Bible.

  3. Spiritual Blessings • “Contrast with other writings from the ancient world underscores the fact that the New Testament is uniquely well-documented. The Histories of Tacitus are known only through two manuscript copies which date from about a thousand years after he wrote. There are only ten copies of Caesar’s Gallic Wars, eight of Thucydides’ Peloponnesian War, and twenty partial copies of Livy’s History of Rome

  4. Spiritual Blessings • “The New Testament, in stark contrast, has over 5,000 manuscript copies which began to be produced less than 50 years after the New Testament itself was written.” • Geisler, Norman L. A Popular Survey of the Old Testament.

  5. Spiritual Blessings • 1. Prayer. • 2. The Bible • 3. A Way of Escape • 4. Plan of Salvation • 5. The power of God working for us.

  6. The Power of God • Help during temptation • Opportunities to grow • Reminders of the consequences of sin.

  7. Spiritual Blessings • 1. Prayer. • 2. The Bible • 3. A Way of Escape • 4. Plan of Salvation • 5. The power of God working for us. • 6. The Church family. • 7. Joy/Hope/Peace

  8. Joy/Hope/Peace • Top selling prescription drugs are anti-depressants. • Alcohol and illegal drug use is rampant. • Rom. 5:2-5, 10-11; 8:24-25; 14:17; 15:4, 13; 2 Cor. 8:2; Gal. 5:22; Col. 1:4-5; 1 Pet. 3:15. • Phil. 4:6-7 The Peace that passes all understanding.

  9. Spiritual Blessings • 1. Prayer. • 2. The Bible • 3. A Way of Escape • 4. Plan of Salvation • 5. The power of God working for us. • 6. The Church family. • 7. Joy/Hope/Peace. • 8. Alive/Clean/Heirs