Ministerial Resource No.2_HOUSE BLESSING
Sermon shared by Herman Abrahams
Summary: A suggested outline for a House Blessing.
Audience: General adults
Prayer: O God, bless all who share this room, that we may be knit together in companionship.
3. IN THE KITCHEN – “Food at the proper time”
Ps. 145:15-16 “The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food at the proper time. You open your hand and satisfy the desires of every living thing”
God provides food to those who fear him (cf Ps 145:19) and satisfies their desires.
(Note:- God is good to all and all good things come from God).
Matt 4:4 “Man shall not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.”
Bread alone cannot keep man truly alive. Real life comes from knowing Jesus and His Word and feeding thereon for He is the “Bread of Life”. Even for our physical bread we are dependent on God our Father.
Prayer: O God, you fill the hungry with good things to eat. Send your blessing on those who will work in this kitchen and make us ever thankful for our daily bread which you pour so graciously into our lives. Bless every meal and make it good for our use and us for serving you in your wonderful kingdom.
4. DINING ROOM – Always bread on the table
Psalm 37:25 “I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread”.
David’s observation has been that the righteous are never forsaken by God, even if circumstances appear to be to the contrary. “Or their children begging bread”. Although the righteous and his seed may have occasions of scarcity, they are never left to be continual vagabonds to beg from house to house. (KJV Bible commentary. 1997, c1994. Thomas Nelson: Nashville)
Blessed are you, Lord of heaven and earth, for you give us food and drink to sustain our lives and make our hearts glad. Help us to be grateful for all your mercies, and mindful of the needs of others.
5. BEDROOM - Sleep
Ps. 127:2 “In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat- for he grants sleep to those he loves.”
The word vain is used three times in verses 1 and 2. Everything is in vain unless God is in it. Everything is dependent on Him and on His blessings. An old German proverb says, “Everything depends on the blessing of God.” (McGee, J. V. 1997, c1981. Thru the Bible commentary),
The Lord Jesus Christ said,
31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Matt 11:28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”
Father we pray for those who sleep here that they may find true rest from the labours of this world, that having entered into the rest of knowing you personally, they may find total peace and rest in spirit, soul and body.
6. STUDY – “… As one Approved”
2 Tim. 2:15: Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing
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