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BE A BLESSING

The word BLESSED means a lot of things to a lot of different people. Most people associate it with receiving some type of good fortune from God in the form of health or wealth. But what if God wants us to spend more of our focus seeking to be a blessing instead of getting a blessing from Him? This series is about how we can be a blessing to our friends, family and community.

BEGIN IN PRAYER

"The Lord had said to Abram, 'Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you. I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.'" Genesis 12:1-2

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  • Ask God whom you can be praying for

  • Begin each day with a prayer to be a blessing to your neighbors

  • Prayer is a conversation-talk with God, but listen to what He is telling you

  • Write down what you hear God telling you

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LISTEN

" My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry..." 1 James 1:19

  • Start with asking questions, then LISTEN to the answer

  • Four H's of listening:

    • History: "Tell me your story." "Where did you grow up?"​

    • Heart: "What's your favorite _____ (vacation, restaurant)?

    • Habits: "Do you have a hobby?" "What do you do to relax?

    • Hurts: "What are you struggling with?"

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EAT

"Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts." Acts 2:46

  • Invite someone to coffee

  • Invite someone into your home for dinner

  • Host a potluck and invite your neighbor

  • Ask someone eating alone at a restaurant to join you

  • Invite someone out to dinner

SERVE

"For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45

  • Shovel snow for someone

  • Do yard work for an elderly neighbor

  • Make freezer meals for a family in need

  • Offer to babysit for a couple in need of a night out

  • Take dinner to someone who is going through a rough time

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SHARE YOUR STORY

"And they began to call out to him, 'Hail, king of the Jews!' Again and again they struck him on the head with a staff and spit on him. Falling on their knees, they paid homage to him. And when they had mocked him, they took off the purple robe and put his own clothes on him. Then they led him out to crucify him." Mark 15:18-20

  • Humbly sharing how Jesus changed your life is not forcing your beliefs on anyone

  • My story (2 minutes or less)

    • My life before meeting God​

    • How I met God

    • My life after meeting God

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