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“A Church With Vision!”

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  1. “A Church With Vision!” Titus 1:5-9

  2. “I do not like the phrase: ‘Never cross a bridge till you come to it.’ The world is owned by men who cross bridges on their imaginations miles and miles in advance of the procession.”

  3. It is so important that you and I dream not about things but about the future of the Lord’s Church right here…

  4. Do you sense the need for such visionary thinking?…

  5. Purpose: to better understand our need for vision in the Lord’s work right here

  6. I Vision of a Great Church Work A. Ever Deepening its Faith

  7. Romans 8:6 “The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace.”

  8. I Vision of a Great Church Work A. Ever Deepening its Faith B. Mission Minded C. Utilizing its Space

  9. G = NPW Growth = Number People Working

  10. I Vision of a Great Church Work A. Ever Deepening its Faith B. Mission Minded C. Utilizing its Space D. Ever Expanding Bible School E. Plans for the Future

  11. II What to do to Realize This Vision A. Be Alert

  12. Preacher read an ad from a railroad company that wanted a number of “sleepers.” He wrote back…

  13. II What to do to Realize This Vision A. Be Alert B. Be Opportunity Conscious

  14. What do you see?

  15. II What to do to Realize This Vision A. Be Alert B. Be Opportunity Conscious C. Be Optimistic

  16. Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

  17. II What to do to Realize This Vision A. Be Alert B. Be Opportunity Conscious C. Be Optimistic D. Be Unhindered

  18. Hebrews 12:1-2 “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”

  19. We are to “fix” our eyes on Jesus in order to be unhindered!

  20. II What to do to Realize This Vision A. Be Alert B. Be Opportunity Conscious C. Be Optimistic D. Be Unhindered E. Be Forgetful

  21. III Assurance We Can Realize This Vision A. We Have the Funds B. We Have the Talent C. We Have the Tools D. We Have God Who is Able

  22. Ephesians 3:20 “Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to the power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

  23. Rutherford James In Bedford, Ohio, two charming and attractive girls dated the above young men…

  24. When Scripture speaks of looking out and seeing the fields white unto harvest, this also speaks to our keeping our eyes on the cross…

  25. Conclusion and Summary: We need each other: each other’s prayers… faithful presence… pocketbooks… perseverance… personal devotion… Our Lord asked us to pray that more workers be sent into the fields ready for the harvest. He was asking you and me to be a part of a church with vision!