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The Necessity And Making Of Church Vision (1 of 3)
Series: Great Vision For A Great Church
Introduction: Vision is a biblical word. The spiritually healthy person or church must have a biblically accurate vision that they are continually progressing toward fulfilling. A participating member of a local church is a person of vision and is an important factor in fulfilling the vision. It is always healthy for an individual, family, or church to stop, evaluate, and understand where they are and where they are going. Why did God bring you here? To make us smaller or to make you larger in spirit? The leadership has responsibility to be the vision caster.
Leadership has two critical components: knowing where you are going and knowing who will go with you. The people willing to follow will face certain faith challenges and take certain risks. Peter Marshall once said, "Give us clear vision that we may know where to stand and what to stand for, because unless we stand for something, we shall fall for anything." We are who we are because of vision.
I. A CLEAR VISION
Acts 26:19 Therefore, King Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision.
A. PROVIDES THE CHURCH WITH CLEAR DIRECTION
1. Proverbs 20:18 (Swedish translation) Without a progressive vision, the people dwell carelessly.
2. Habakkuk 2:2-3 Then the Lord answered me and said: "Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time; but at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.
B. ENABLES THE CHURCH TO MOVE TOGETHER IN UNITY OF MIND, SPIRIT, AND PURPOSE
1. Joel 2:28 And it shall come to pass afterward that I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions.
2. Don't settle for existing, for smallness of spirit, or for l ...
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