Sermon

Vision Sunday

Steve Kelly | February 14, 2021

Vision Sunday by Pastor Steve Kelly

Proverbs 29:18 (KJV)
“Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.”

Proverbs 29:18 (NKJV)
“Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint; But happy is he who keeps the law.”

Habakkuk 2:2-3 (NKJV)
“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.”

Hebrews 6:12b (NKJV)
“…but imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises”.

Luke 15:7 (NIV)
“I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.”

2 Timothy 1:9 (NKJV)
“who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began.”

Here are the biggest threats to getting off course of your vision:
1. Quitting.

Hebrews 10:39 (NIV)
But we do not belong to those who shrink back and are destroyed, but to those who have faith and are saved.

Psalm 92:13 (NKJV)
“Those who are planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God.” Don’t quit your vision.
1. Wanting to quit means you’ve got something to quit from.
2. Wanting to wuit is a sign of success.
3. You can have the luxury of wanting to quit so long as you don’t quit.
4. Don’t quit on people in their dry season.
5. Don’t quit on yourself.

Phillippians 3:13 (NIV)
“Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead.”
Switching your loyalities.

Acts 26:19b (NKJV)
“I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision”

2. Losing your creativity.

The 5 C’s of Church:
Church

Psalm 127:1 (NKJV)
“Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it.”

Communication
Community
Collective
College

2 Corinthians 8:1-14 (NIV)
And now, brothers and sisters, we want you to know about the grace that God has given the Macedonian churches. In the midst of a very severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity. For I testify that they gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability. Entirely on their own, they urgently pleaded with us for the privilege of sharing in this service to the Lord’s people. And they exceeded our expectations: They gave themselves first of all to the Lord, and then by the will of God also to us. So we urged Titus, just as he had earlier made a beginning, to bring also to completion this act of grace on your part. But since you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in the love we have kindled in you—see that you also excel in this grace of giving. I am not commanding you, but I want to test the sincerity of your love by comparing it with the earnestness of others. For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich. And here is my judgment about what is best for you in this matter. Last year you were the first not only to give but also to have the desire to do so. Now finish the work, so that your eager willingness to do it may be matched by your completion of it, according to your means. For if the willingness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has, not according to what one does not have. Our desire is not that others might be relieved while you are hard pressed, but that there might be equality. At the present time your plenty will supply what they need, so that in turn their plenty will supply what you need. The goal is equality, as it is written: “The one who gathered much did not have too much, and the one who gathered little did not have too little.”

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