by Rex Yancey

The Importance of a Vision
Rex Yancey
Proverbs 29:18

Walt Disney began his career as a cartoonist for a high school newspaper. After a failure in business he was on his way to California when he thought of a mouse character he would call Mortimer. His wife felt that name was too formal and suggested the name Mickey, and the rest is history.

Walt Disney had a dream that became a reality. One day two men were walking through one of his parks and one of them said, ''I wonder what Walt Disney would think if he saw all of this today?'' The other one said, ''Believe me, he saw it!''

-Helen Keller said ''Worse than being blind would be, to be able to see, but not have a vision.''

-Woodrow Wilson said ''We grow great by dreams. All big people are dreamers.''

-Another man said, ''The poorest man is not he who is without a cent, but he who is without a dream.''

-William Carrey, the founder of the modern missionary movement said, ''Attempt great things for God, expect great things from God.''

-The bottom of the ladder is filled with those who can’t see any further than their nose.

-As a pastor I want to be a person with a vision. As pastor of this church, I want us to be a people with a vision.

-I am praying that God will give me, every deacon, every teacher, every officer, and every member of this church a vision.

-A vision is not a luxury, it is a necessity.

-Tonight we will be focusing and trying to refine our vision for the next few years. I hope this sermon will give you some fodder for thought.


G. Campbell Morgan translated this verse ''Where there is no direct revelation of God to men, the people go to pieces, break up, perish. Where the people lack clear vision of God, that is unacquainted with his will as it is declared, they lack the principle of cohesion and continuity, they are dissolved, they go to pieces.''

1. We need to visualize a greater work for God.

-There is no doubt but ...

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