April 29, 2018
Sermon Title: Extraordinary Dreams. . . For Our Church
God’s Dream for Us
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Scripture Reading: Ephesians 3:20; Ephesians 5:27; Romans 12:1-2
Scripture Text: Jeremiah 29:11
Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you," says the LORD. "They are plans for good and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”
Proverbs 13:12 “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but where dreams come true, there is life and joy.”
Extraordinary Dreams. . . For Our Church
God’s Dream for Us
QUOTE: Why do we love fairy tales, and fantasy stories and movies?
“In the original Beauty and the Beast… a creature that no one could bear to look upon is transformed into a handsome prince.
That which was dark and ugly is now glorious and good.
Is it not the most beautiful outcome of any story to be written?
Perhaps that is because it is the deepest yearning of the human heart.
Look how often this theme surfaces. Cinderella rises from the cinders to become a queen. The ugly duckling becomes a beautiful swan. The frog becomes a prince…
In hope beyond hope, they are all transformed into the very thing they never thought they could be.
Why are we enchanted by tales of transformation (and dreams come true)?
Why is it an essential part of any great story?
"I believe God wants us to dream, and to dream big, because He’s a big God who wants to do big things and He wants to do them through us." (John Maxwell, Put Your Dream to the Test).
GOD’S DREAM FOR OUR CHURCH:
• to REACH people with the love of God ... evangelism
• to CONNECT them in loving relationships with other Christians ... fellowship
• to help them to GROW in their faith through God’s Word ... discipleship
• to challenge them to DISCOVER their gifts ... ministry
• and GLORIFY God with their lives. ... worship
Dream 1: that people would GLORIFY God with their lives. (worship)
Dream 2: to CONNECT Christians in loving relationships with one another. (fellowship)
Dream 3: to help people to GROW in their faith through God’s Word. (discipleship)
Dream 4: to challenge believers to DISCOVER their gifts. (ministry)
Dream 5: to challenge believers to REACH people with the love of God. (evangelism)
The Challenge – tell someone your story about how you came to faith in Jesus, and about the difference He has made in your life.
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