God made a promise to Abraham. “I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing... and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed." (Genesis 12:2b-3) Did you catch it? God promised Abraham an incredible blessing on his life. Yet (remove ellipses) the blessing was never meant to stop at Abraham; he was never meant to be a cul-de-sac of God’s blessing. God blessed him to make Abraham a blessing to the nations. So it is with every Christ follower. We have been blessed so that we might be a blessing to the world. We use the word BLESS as an acronym to remind us of 5 missional practices that Jesus modeled for us in His life and ministry. What does BLESS stand for?
Begin with Prayer
Who do you live, work, and play with that is far from God? Pray for the physical and spiritual needs of the people you encounter everyday.
What are the needs, struggles, and desires of the people and places you encounter daily? Slow down, ask questions, pay attention, talk less, listen more
Eating is one of the fastest ways to move a relationship with someone from acquaintance to friendship. Who can you share a meal with that is far from God?
Are you aware of a person that has a practical need or a growing need in your community? Take real steps to meet the needs you discover.
Share "bite-sized" stories about how Jesus has made a difference in your life to help others see how Jesus is also at work in their life.
If you would like a more in depth study on what BLESS is and why we do it, click the button below to watch our sermon series entitled: BLESS.