B.E.L.L.S.

Posted by occwebsite
18th Jun 2018

The following was part of the handout on Sunday, introducing B.E.L.L.S.

Blessing
The Hebrew word for “blessing” (barak) means “to empower to strength”. We seek God’s blessing and pass that blessing on to others.
Bless (at least) one person this week (preferably a non-Christ follower.)

Eating
Sharing food has always been central to a life of community. We want to place worship and communion back where it began, as a provider’s delight in the middle of the shared table.
Eat with (at least) one person this week (preferably a non-Christ follower.)

Listening
We believe that God is capable of speaking to us. We do not confine Him to any particular medium, but we try to be attentive to His voice, wherever and whenever it speaks.
Take time to listen to God for one hour (not necessarily in one sitting) each week (listening, not talking.)

Learn
We desire to take on the image of God and to participate in His plan. We seek out knowledge about God to help us to do this.
Study Jesus’ life a little bit each week from the Gospels. How did he live? With whom did he interact? What were his commands? Then “go” live like Jesus did.

Sent
We are ambassadors who bear God’s image in the world. Remind yourselves regularly that we are “sent” to participate in God’s activity and mission in the world.
Take time each day to reflect on the question:
“How have I worked with or resisted Jesus today?”

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