And Curses – The Choice Is Yours Joshua
Meaning of Blessing And Curse
Moderator: Mr. Biodun
Worship Leader: Mrs C. O. Afolabi
normal person desires to be blessed and the only source of real and enduring
blessing is God, Prov. 10:22
God is not the only source of blessing. Parents bless their children or curse
them sometimes, Gen. 49:1-28
God also cursed satan because he is primarily responsible for the disobedience
and wickedness which attract divine anger and the curse which follows, Gen.
then is a curse? A curse is a negative
wish for an opponent or enemy. What
follows a curse is usually a disaster.
When God is the source of the curse the impact may be generational, Ex.
is a blessing ? A blessing is a favour, a happy wish for someone else. When the
blessing is from God it includes material and spiritual upliftment, Gen. 12:1-3
Week 2: Aug
Topic: Abraham The Blessed
Leader: Mrs. Joke Adebowale
God called Abraham it was a favour he never expected nor deserved. Gen. 12:1-3
God told Abraham to leave his village and proceed to another unspecified place,
His intention was to end his frustration, namely his bareness, and establish
his family as the source of all families on earth. He was puzzled. Gen. 15:1-5
desperation Abraham’s wife, Sarah, persuaded her husband to side-track God’s
plan but the birth of Ishmael complicated matters. Yet God did not abandon
them. Gen. 16:1-4:15
covenant son, Isaac, eventually arrived and, to test Abraham’s faith, God asked
him to sacrifice him to him. Abraham obeyed although God stopped the sacrifice
at the last minute. Gen. 22:1-3, 11-12
the depth of Abraham’s faith God blessed him beyond his expectation. He
followed up with what is known as Abrahamic covenant, Gen. 22:15-17
Week 3: Aug 15
Topic: The Curse on David –
God’s Favourite Soldier and King
Moderator: Mrs. A.K. Shyllon
Praise Worship Leader: Mrs. Remi
was God himself who selected David as King of Israel although he was Jesse’s
youngest son, I Sam. 16:1-13
was a great man of faith, I Sam. 17:20-28
two different occasions he had the opportunity to avenge himself on King Saul
but he refused to do so saying the king was God’s anointed, I Sam. 24:4; 1 Sam.
when he committed adultery and murder God cursed him. The impact of the curse was severe 2 Sam.
Week 4: Aug 22
Topic: Obedience And Service –
The Keys to Divine Blessing
Moderator: Mrs. Titilola Awe
Praise Worship Leader: Dr (Mrs) P.T.
1. God blessed Adam And Eve for as long as
they lived in obedience, Gen. 2:7-17. When they allowed satan to deceive them
they lost everything, including their relationship with God.
2. God sent Jesus to the world to restore
man’s dominion, stolen by satan, Rom. 8:14-17. That is the greatest blessing
available to man after the Fall, John 3:16
Week 5: Aug 29
Theme: Blessings And Curses – The Choice Is Yours Joshua 24:15
Praise Worship Leader: Mrs. C. S. Akingbade