Summary: A church that is blessed by God is no accident. There are certain characteristics that bring a church to the place where God can bless it.
A church God blesses is…
1. A church where God is welcomed
Ps 127:1 Except the LORD build the house, they labor in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.
2. A Praying Church
Lu 11:9 And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. 10 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
Joh 14:14 If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
Joh 15:7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
Isa 56:7 Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar; for mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people.
3. A United Church (1 Cor. 12:12-31)
4. A Soul Winning Church
Mr 16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
5. A Working Church
Ne 6:15 So the wall was finished in the twenty and fifth day of the month Elul, in fifty and two days. 16 And it came to pass, that when all our enemies heard thereof, and all the heathen that were about us saw these things, they were much cast down in their own eyes: for they perceived that this work was wrought of our God.
6. A well-attended church
Lu 14:23 And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.
7. A friendly church
8. A missionary-minded church
9. A tithing church (Malachi 3:8-10)
10. A spiritual training center