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Saturday, October 02, 2004

Creative Missional Engagement (2)

I tell you, use worldly wealth to gain friends for yourselves, so that when it is gone, you will be welcomed into eternal dwellings.
Luke 16:9

1) God has richly blessed us with the resources to serve and help others. Why not give away these material blessings in order to gain friends?

Place a large shoeboxbox with Luke 16:9 inscribed on its side in the midst of your faith community and ask their ideas for using worldly wealth to win friends. Here are a couple of examples:

Give away every fifth Sunday contribution or take a special contribution from time to time and deliver it to a secular business or government agency.

Purchase the city police department bullet-proof vest, etc.

2) Strategically prayerwalk the organizations and agencies you befriended and ask God to open their eyes and hearts. Pray on site with insight.
3) For those in the faith community who can't prayerwalk ask them to be intercessors who pray daily. Meet once a week to encourage each other with prayerwalk stories. We plant and water; God gives the increase.


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