Sent: Bless – The First Habit

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October 2, 2016 – Jon Ritner

Scripture: John 2:1-12

Today is the third week of our Fall teaching series Sent: Rediscovering the Priorities of Jesus. We are studying the life of Jesus from passages in the four Gospels. Much is made of the profound teachings and the powerful miracles of Jesus, but what were the underlying priorities of his life that determined how he invested his time and energy?

As the modern day Body of Christ, we are seeking to reclaim his mission as sent by God to declare and display God’s universal reign over the world. We will also read together from the book by Michael Frost which will serve to help us understand practical habits and rhythms we can adopt to live out Jesus’ priorities. This week’s reading is Chapter 3.



Prayer of Affirmation

In our waking and arising
In our resting and sleeping
Be the first thought that enters our head

In our walking and journeying
In our working and serving
Make us aware of You in our surroundings

In our sowing and harvesting
In our rejoicing and sorrowing
Let us hear Your still small voice, and respond

In our eating and drinking
In our speaking and listening
Help us to be Your love and light

Consistently renew our minds to see You in our life,
and within the lives of those around us.
Help us to bless them with more than just words,
but with action, with deed, with tangible love.

from Jon Ritner