A Dream Come True by Larry Wynn

A DREAM COME TRUE
PROVERBS 29:18
"SOMETHING NEW" CONFERENCE
HOME MISSION BOARD
FEBRUARY 22, 1996

INTRODUCTION

A. "UNLESS GOD'S PEOPLE HAVE A CLEAR UNDERSTANDING OF WHERE
THEY ARE HEADED, THE PROBABILITY OF A SUCCESSFUL JOURNEY IS
SEVERELY LIMITED."

B. VISION IS A POWERFUL THING.

1. WHEN ALEXANDER THE GREAT HAD A VISION, HE CONQUERED
COUNTRIES; WHEN HE LOST IT, HE COULDN'T CONQUER A LIQUOR
BOTTLE.

2. WHEN DAVID HAD A VISION, HE CONQUERED GOLIATH; AND WHEN
HE LOST HIS VISION, HE COULDN'T CONQUER HIS OWN LUST.

3. WHEN ELIJAH HAD A VISION, HE COULD PRAY DOWN FIRE FROM
HEAVEN; WHEN HE LOST THE DREAM HE RAN FROM JEZEBEL.



C. VISION IS A NEEDED THING TODAY.

1. JOHN MAXWELL, "VISION IS THE WORLD'S MOST DESPERATE NEED.
THERE ARE NO HOPELESS SITUATIONS, ONLY PEOPLE WHO THINK
HOPELESSLY."

2. TOO MANY PEOPLE ARE SATISFIED WITH THE STATUS QUO.

ILL. SOMEONE HAS SAID, THE STATUS QUO DEFINED AS "THE MESS WE
ARE IN."

C. THE DEVELOPMENT AND DEPLOYMENT OF A DREAM IS NEED OF THE
CHURCH TODAY. WE NEED TO DREAM THE DREAM AGAIN.

D. TODAY, WE WILL LOOK AT SOME KEYS TO INSTILLING VISION AND
SELLING THE DREAM.

I. THERE IS A COURSE TO BE CHARTED.

( A DREAM DOESN'T JUST BECOME A REALITY. THERE IS A COURSE THAT MUST
BE SET. )

ILL. FLYING: CHARTING A COURSE.

IN A CHURCH:

A. THE PASTOR IS PRIMARY.

1. DR. WARREN BENNIS, PROFESSOR OF MANAGEMENT UNIVERSITY
OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA HAS RECENTLY COMPLETED A FOUR
YEAR STUDY OF OUTSTANDING LEADERS AND EXAMINED THE
SOURC ...


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