by Kerry Shook

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The Love Boat (2 of 5)
Series: Retro Vision: Getting Back to a Clear Life Purpose
Pastor Kerry Shook

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• Prov. 29:18 (KJV)


• James 1:5 (NIV)


• Prov. 13:17 (LB)

• Prov.24:3 (GN)


I began a new series last weekend that I'm calling Retro Vision. We're having a lot of fun with the classic television shows going way back, but we're also learning some powerful truths from God's Word about how to get back to a clear life vision and a clear life purpose. I said last week that our theme verse for the whole series is Proverbs 19:18. So, take out your outlines from your program, it's right there. You can look at it with me. It says, "Where there is no vision, the people perish ...." It's saying if you don't have a clear vision for your life your enthusiasm will eventually perish. If you don't have a clear vision for your business, your business will eventually die. If you don't have a clear vision for your marriage, your love will eventually die. If you don't have a clear vision for your family, your family will eventually derail. There is power in vision. It's not only powerful, it's essential to our lives. Now, I know that you noticed that it looks like a cruise ship up here. That's because on this Valentine's weekend I want to invite you to set sail with me on The Love Boat, exciting and new. Do you remember The Love Boat? I loved The Love Boat. Maybe it's just because Captain Stuben was bald, I don't know, but I could relate to him. I loved The Love Boat and today we are going to talk about a new vision of love because love is the wind and the sails of vision. Love is the engine that powers vision. You remember the show The Love Boat. Captain Stuben and his crew would work miracles. People would get on The Love Boat at the beginning of the show and the relationship would be in shambles, really struggling. But, by the end of the hour, they would walk off The Love Boat totally in love, ready to live happily ever after. But, folks, it doesn't work that way in real life, does it? To make love last forever you've got to have a vision for your love. Then you need some goals to fulfill the vision. Then you have to work hard fulfilling those goals. What I want to share with you this morning has been a real key for Chris and me in our marriage. We've been married now for over 20 years and we don't have a perfect marriage by any means, but I can say this, we are more in love today than we have ever been before. Our marriage sizzles. I think the real key to that is that we have a vision for our marriage. So, if you are a single adult and you think you ever might be married some day take great notes because this is the key on how to start your marriage right.
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