A Dream Is Born (1 of 17) by Chuck McAlister

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Sermon: A DREAM IS BORN #1
Dr. Chuck McAlister
(Nehemiah 1:1-4)


(A) Today ... begin a new series: EMPOWERED BY GOD ... TO FOLLOW YOUR DREAM.
1- I don't mean just any dream...but a dream that is God-given.
2- ... a dream that shapes your life!
* Let me illustrate with a story:

On December 17, 1903, at 10:35 a.m., Orville Wright secured his place in history by executing the first powered and sustained flight from level ground. For twelve gravity-defying seconds he flew 120 feet along the dunes of the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
In the field of aviation, this historic event represents a beginning. But for Orville and Wilbur Wright, it was the end of a long and tedious journey. A journey initiated by a dream common to every little boy: the desire to fly. But what most children abandon to the domain of fantasy, Orville and Wilbur Wright seized upon as potential reality. They believed they might fly. More than that, they believed they MUST fly.
Wilbur described the birth of their dream this way:
"Our personal interest in it [aviation] dates from our childhood days. Late in the autumn of 1878, our father came into the house one evening with some object partly concealed in his hands, and before we could see what it was, he tossed it into the air.
Instead of falling to the floor, as we expected, it flew across the room till it struck the ceiling, where it fluttered awhile, and finally sank to the floor. It was a little toy, known to scientists as a 'helicoptere,' but which we, with sublime disregard for science, at once dubbed a 'bat.'
It was a light frame of cork and bamboo, covered with paper, which formed two screws, driven in opposite directions by rubber bands under torsion. A toy so delicate lasted only a short time in the hands of small boys, but its memory was abiding."

This childhood experience sparked in the boys an insatiable desire to fly. The only thi ...

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