Power & Mystery of Blessing

Romans 12:14 instructs us as Christ-followers, "Bless those who persecute you. Bless and do not curse."

Blessing is more than just "nice words." This series is all about lifting the veil and revealing the power and mystery of speaking words of blessing over people. 

Power & Mystery of Blessing #4 - The Matrix

posted Jul 18, 2016, 3:38 PM by Joel Toppen

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In this message, pastor teaches on how thanksgiving (giving of thanks) intersects with the life of blessing. 

Power & Mystery of Blessing #3 - The Priestly Blessing

posted Jul 5, 2016, 11:59 AM by Joel Toppen

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In this message, pastor teaches through Numbers 6:22-27, with particular focus on verses 24-26: 

24The Lord bless you, and keep you; 25The Lord make His face shine on you, And be gracious to you; 26The Lord lift up His countenance on you, And give you peace.’ 27“So they shall invoke My name on the sons of Israel, and I then will bless them.”

This priestly blessing imparts:
  • Provision and prosperity
  • Protection 
  • Acceptance
  • Grace - God's POWER to live acceptably in His acceptance
  • Approval
  • Peace - Complete fulfillment

Power & Mystery of Blessing #2 - Buried Under The Weight Of Words

posted Jun 13, 2016, 9:33 AM by Joel Toppen   [ updated Jun 13, 2016, 9:33 AM ]

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In this second message, Pastor preaches on the power of words. Words have weight, and a person can be buried under the weight of words. How to get free from this is the core of this powerful word!

Key ideas include:
  • Words have weight.
  • The greater the authority of the speaker, the greater the weight of those words. 
  • Jesus' words carry the greatest weight of all!
The two KEY Scriptures are Matthew 11:28-30 and Isaiah 54:17:

“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. “Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. “For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”” (Matthew 11:28–30, NASB95)

“No weapon that is formed against you will prosper; And every tongue that accuses you in judgment you will condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, And their vindication is from Me,” declares the Lord.” (Isaiah 54:17, NASB95)


Power & Mystery of Blessing #1 - Activating What's Inside

posted Jun 6, 2016, 10:31 AM by Joel Toppen

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In this message, pastor begins preaching on the power and mystery of speaking blessing over one another. 

Key ideas include:
  • The definition of blessing is "The intentional invocation of good resulting in persistent benefit."
  • Blessing can activate what's already on the inside of a person.
  • Rebekah's family spoke a blessing over her in Genesis 24:60 and what they spoke over her HAPPENED!
  • If that can happen through people who don't even worship the one true God, what would happen if BELIEVERS in Jesus began to intentionally speak words of blessing!
  • There's unformed substance inside of each of us (Psalm 139:16) that's just waiting to be activated!

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