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Living As Exiles

Josh Throneburg
Apr 08, 2018
Series Description

BLESS is a new approach to prayer and evangelism. It’s less about downloading information or memorizing scripts, and more about loving our neighbors well. It helps us get “unstuck” and practice evangelism more effortlessly. BLESS is an intentional pathway for persons of all ages who follow Jesus to become like Jesus and join the mission of Jesus.

God’s way of reaching and restoring the world has always been through blessing. These five missional practices make up the acronym BLESS and are a way to participate in the strategy God gave Abraham to reach the world. “And I will bless you…and you will be a blessing” (Genesis 12:2). As we engage these practices daily, we partner with God’s Spirit to bless those who do not know him.

Begin with prayer

Listen with care

Eat together

Serve in love

Share your story

Learn more about this network-wide series here.

Sermon Description: 

An introduction to the BLESS sermon series: When God sent the nation of Israel into exile he did not tell them to mourn the loss of their power or lament that they no longer ruled the nation that they ruled - he told them to bless Babylon and pray for its flourishing. This sermon examines the church's loss of power in recent decades and the opportunity that living as exiles introduces.