Dear Mosaic Family,Do you want to live a blessed life? Who doesn't?!
In our study of Genesis, the theme of blessing and cursing emerges over and over, forming the metanarrative of the book. In Genesis chapters 1-11, the word "blessed" is used 6 times, to correspond with the word "cursed," which is also used 6 times.
Holy Scripture teaches us that our God is a God who wants the absolute best for us. This is great news! This is what Scripture means when it talks about "blessing." To be blessed by God is to have God's favor upon your life because of a rightful relationship with Him. He extends that relationship and blessing freely, by grace. In Genesis 6-8, we see God's favor upon Noah and his family: he was blessed by grace. Once Noah and his family come out of the ark, God blesses them again (9:1).
One would think the story should have concluded with a happy ending. However, tragically, it doesn't. The second half of chapter 9 tells us that Noah sinned, and so did his son Ham. The sin leads to a curse, and a forfeiture of blessing. Why? Somewhere along the way, Noah stopped striving for God's blessings. Unlike Jacob in Genesis 32:26 who told God "I will not let you go unless you bless me," Noah had stopped wrestling for blessing. Have you?
Join us tomorrow as we look at the incredible text of Holy Scripture found in Genesis 9:18-29.
Praying for you!
P.S. Remember to turn your clocks back an hour before you go to bed – Daylight Savings ends tonight (Saturday night). Or if you have a hard time making it to church on time, don't change anything.
Sunday, November 20th
, with lunch provided. If you would like to learn about membership at Mosaic, please plan on attending this class. To register, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Gospel Coalition Conference
November 11-12 TGC is coming to Boston. This will be a great opportunity to learn from world-class teachers and worship with brothers and sisters from all over the region. For more info, go here.
Mosaic Boston App
Did you know Mosaic has an app? You can download it here.
Join us in the upper hallway of the Temple Ohabei Shalom for a time of pre-service prayer on Sundays at 8:45AM and 4:30PM
. It's an opportunity for us to pray for the church, the city, and the world.
Mosaic Youth Group
Every Sunday, Mosaic holds a youth group gathering during the 9:30service. If you know anyone looking for a youth group, let them know!
Saturday, Nov. 19th, 3p.m.
How do we raise our children to love and follow Jesus? Chap Bettis, author of “The Disciple-Making Parent” will discuss during a special seminar for parents and parents-to-be. Dinner and childcare will be provided. Email email@example.com
November 13th, 11:15 service. If you would like to get baptized, let us know! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you struggle with making intellectual sense of Christianity? Would you like to help your non-Christian friends see the veracity of the Christian claims? Join us for an 8-week seminar tackling the biggest objections to the Christain worldview and faith. The class will take place during the 11:15am worship service in the balcony upstairs, October 2nd to November 20th. Please sign up by emailing email@example.com
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