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God’s heart is to bless every home.  God wants to bless you and, through you, bless others.  This is his missiological strategy and has been from time immemorial.  Gen. 12:2 says, “I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.”

 

We are issuing a challenge this month to “bless every home” in our sphere of influence.  We do this when we pray for, care for and share with others the story of Jesus.

 

We bless others when we share the story of what God has done for us.  That’s the theme of today’s message.  I’m going to relay to you the story of four desperate men who were blessed and became a blessing to others because they shared the story of what God had done on their behalf.  This enabled virtually a whole city to experience the abundant goodness of God! 

 

We can experience the same in our lives—receiving and relaying the blessings of God!

 

Bless Every Home

“Share”

2 Kings 7:3-9

 

  1. A serious dilemma

Now there were four men who were lepers at the entrance to the gate.  And they said to one another, “Why are we sitting here until we die?” (7:3)

 

  1. Deteriorating condition
  2. Deadly complacency
  1. A strategic decision

If we say, “Let us enter the city,” the famine is in the city, and we shall die there. And if we sit here, we die also. So now come, let us go over to the camp of the Syrians (7:4a).

 

  1. Consider the alternatives
  2. Choose the action
  1. A surprising discovery

But when they came to the edge of the camp of the Syrians, behold, there was no one there . . . . they went into a tent and ate and drank, and they carried off silver and gold and clothing and went and hid them (7:5b, 8b).

 

  1. Available provision
  2. Abundant provision
  1. A subsequent duty

Then they said to one another, “We are not doing right. This day is a day of good news. If we are silent and wait until the morning light, punishment will overtake us. Now therefore come; let us go and tell the king's household” (7:9).  

 

  1. We must realize our sin
  2. We must repent for our sin
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