The BLESS Challenge
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For the past several years, MDPC has been involved in a quest to bless others in our everyday lives through small, but significant, acts of service and blessing. We call it The BLESS Challenge, and it is an acronym for Bless Everyone, Listen to God, Eat with Someone, Study Jesus, and Serve Generously. We consider it to be a road map for the Christ-centered life. The concept was introduced by our senior pastor, Dave Peterson, whose 2012 book (Receiving and Giving: Unleashing the BLESS Challenge in Your Life) further outlined the BLESS principles and how they might be applied to our everyday lives.
Those who accept The BLESS Challenge are never bored and never adrift. No matter where they are, no matter who’s in front of them, and no matter what challenge they face, they always find an opportunity to receive and give God’s blessings in practical and compelling ways.
The world we live in right now needs someone like you to bless it. You are designed by God to receive and to pass along His blessings. The BLESS Challenge is designed to sharpen the way you think and live in the world. God’s desire is to make the world a better place through you. The transformation of the world begins with your own transformation. The more broadly you receive and apply these principles across the whole range of your life, the more naturally you will transmit them into your corner of the world.
During The BLESS Challenge sermon series in the fall of 2012, a series of short and light-hearted videos were created to illustrate each of the BLESS elements. We hope you enjoy them.
BLESS Challenge Videos
BLESS Benediction Videos
Benediction Video Week 1 | Benediction Video Week 2 | Benediction Video Week 3
Benediction Video Week 4 | Benediction Video Week 5 | Benediction Video Week 6
Benediction Video Week 7 | Benediction Video Week 8 | Benediction Video Week 9
Benediction Video Week 10
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