Each week I (or an elder @ Kaleo) end our worship service with a benediction. I used to do these benedictions based on verses in the bible. In the last 6-months I have transitioned to Triperspectival Benedictions that follow the sermon. The three elements of the benediction are:
Normative/Information: What was the passage, topic or emphasis we examined from the Bible.
Existential/Transformation: How, as Christians, are we changed by God in this area? What is God's grace doing in our lives?
Situational/Sending: What is our call to now live in response to this new reality. How are we a sent people to be on mission and proclaim/live this reality?
This was today's benediction based on a sermon in Acts chapter 9 that dealt with Paul's conversion and his radical life of faith through the gospel.
Kaleo, may you grow in faith in the finished work of our Lord Jesus Christ,
May you see yourself as the children of God. That you are forgiven, that you are more loved, accepted and approved than you dare imagine.
May you go and live as the children of God, rejoicing and telling everyone the good news of what God has done.
Go in peace.
Just another crazy triperspectival idea from the Kaleo guys.