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Blessing and Curse
Themes
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Trace the theme of blessing and curse in the Bible to see how Jesus defeats the curse and restores the blessing of life to creation.

Questions for Personal Reflection or Group Discussion:

  1. How did the video expand your view of what it means for God to bless humanity and creation? How is this similar or different from your previous understanding of God’s blessing?
  2. God’s curses give people over to the consequence of their own choices. How is this similar or different from your previous understanding of God’s curses?
  3. Check out Genesis 3:15 and 12:1-3. How does God promise to reverse the curse in the garden and restore his blessings to the world?
  4. Read Galatians 3:13-14 and Luke 24. What has Jesus done to reverse the curse and restore God’s blessings? How does Jesus’ work inform our lives today?
  5. Take time to discuss other themes, questions, or key takeaways from what you learned together.

"Blessing" is a religious-sounding word that we use a lot. We say “Bless you!” after a sneeze, or that we're “so blessed” when life is good. We may even use #blessed when posting a vacation photo. But what does blessing mean in the Bible? In this video, we trace the theme of blessing and curse in the Bible to see how Jesus defeats the curse and restores the blessing of life to creation.

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