Archives For Incarnational Mission

Dave Ferguson argues, “God’s way of reaching and restoring the world has always been through a blessing strategy.” He asks, “How do we in a very practical way that’s theologically grounded explain to people how they could bless people in places they are incarnating?” He answered this question with five ways to bless your neighbors with the acronym B.L.E.S.S. that I find helpful. Check it out:

B Begin with prayer. We want you to ask, ‘God how do you want me to bless the people in the places you’ve sent me to?’
L Listen. Don’t talk, but listen to people, their struggles, their pains, in the places God sent you.
E Eat. You can’t just check this off. It’s not quick. You have to have a meal with people or a cup of coffee. It builds relationships.
S Serve. If you listen with people and you eat with people they will tell you how to love them and you’ll know how to serve them.
S Story. When the time is right, now we talk and we share the story of how Jesus changed our life.

Be encouraged to be a blessing to your neighbors today!

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I know that it has been some time since I posted anything here on the blog. I have so many articles in the cue, but I’ve been without the margin to post them at this time. This morning, I watched this video by Andy Mineo about “Wild Things.” It speaks much of my heart for the people I’m seeking to love and lead from strangers to missionaries. Hope this video encourages you as much as it did me.

“let the gospel off the leash and go where the beasts at” – Andy Mineo
“What do I gain if, humanly speaking, I fought with beasts at Ephesus? – Apostle Paul

“I talk about Jesus, all the Christians love me; I walk like Jesus, and now they judge me.”

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