Our message series, Engaging With Purpose, is inspired by Michael Frosts’ book, Surprise the World: The Five Habits of Highly Missional People. Last week Pastor Josh Mutter introduced us to the five habits for living transformational lives: Bless, Eat, Listen, Learn, Sent (B.E.L.L.S.) (click here to listen to the message, if you missed it). This week, he talked in greater depth about the first habit : Bless.
ENGAGING WITH PURPOSE
Message by Joshua Mutter – January 19, 2020
HABIT #1 – BLESS
“I will bless three people this week, at least one of whom is not a member of our church.”
WE BLESS OTHERS WITH …
1. WORDS OF AFFIRMATION
Ephesians 4:29 NIV Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
2. ACTS OF KINDNESS
Colossians 3:12 NIV Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
THE IMPACT – WHEN WE BLESS OTHERS …
1. WE GROW
2. OUR CHURCH BENEFITS
3. THE POSSIBILITY OF SHARING JESUS INCREASES
WHO WILL I BLESS – FROM MY CHURCH?
WHO WILL I BLESS – A FRIEND WHO DOESN’T KNOW JESUS
WHO WILL I BLESS – FREEBIE (MY CHOICE)