Trust God and bless all people with no exceptions. (The Call to Bless…
Trust God and bless all people with no exceptions.
True or false: The world is corrupt.
Division, evil, nasty ppl
We feed off of negativity
: How would I react to this bad scenario? :smiley:
Things get under our skin!
Solution to chaos?
Is our passionate anger bad?
Does being nasty resolve anything?
God has anger, but He died for us.
Surprise the World - Bless
Bless Christians and nonchristians
How can we change our community?
The Call to Bless Christians
Hate evil and love genuinely :pencil2:
We talk about love, but not hating evil.
Ex. Hate sex-trafficking :
to find repugnant; to shudder; to hate violently
Cling to what's good!
Not pretended, sincerely felt or expressed
How is this possible?
Love more than family :pencil2:
Brotherly affection =
Friendship love + Family love
to be ahead of others or be the first; go before and show the way; be a leader
price, value, respect
Surprise the World: Words of affirmation
You start it off!
Get to know them first.
STORY: Talking to my dad about tough ministry issues
Serve the Lord with enthusiasm :pencil2:
Hesitate because of weariness, laziness, fear, bashfulness, or reserve
Idle like a parked car
emotionally inflamed, like boiling water
Portuguese word = Ferver
Let's strive to be exhausted for Jesus
Fell into bed
"Lord I am tired. Amen."
Expect God to do something on Sundays!
Jesus is our stronghold :pencil2:
We have ONE thing in common - trials
What we hold onto is what's different!
Bless other Christians :pencil2:
Start at home first
koinoneo from koinonia (fellowship)
pursue, chase, hunt, persecute
Prank = Giving ppl money
Jesus didn't wait for us! He just gave His life!
Surprise the World: Find 3 ppl | Makes it easier
Tough...but he takes it a step further.
The Call to Bless All People
Wise in your own sight: Don't be a know-it-all
to make yourself compatible with
Jesus stepped into their boat
Harmony vs. haughty
harmony = different notes
set one's mind + one another/proud or exalted
Bless how they need to be blessed :pencil2:
"Mind-your-own-business" attitude :fire:
Ask God for opportunities to use your trials
Ex. Joseph asking prisoners
Learn to do this by learning about them.
Jealousy, not empathizing
No exceptions! :pencil2:
Bless them. This surprises the world!
Instead, speak well of them, pray!
How would FB posts change?
V. 17 -21
Trust God and Bless All :pencil2:
Don't seek revenge, but also bless your enemies!
Ex. One thing not to punch back, but another to buy them food. :smiley:
V. 17 - Honorable in the sight of all
Surprise the world!
Why post negativity? It's not hard!
God loves using evil for His good
Story: Kent Hughes | Man who loved his daughter's killer
What do you struggle with?
What 3 people will you bless?
Our church would feel so encouraged! :explode:
Have you ever thanked ppl serving?
STORY: Translating sermons
Filter on what we post/say.
Words are so powerful | Hitler vs Martin Luther
BIG IDEA! :explode: :black_flag: