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Title: “Renewed by our Vision”
Series: A Brand New You: Becoming the Person You were Created to Be
Today is our second message in the series – A Brand New You: Becoming the Person You Were Created to Be. Today we want to focus on our need to renew our vision for Christ and for His Church.
Most of you will remember when you first became a Christian that you were fired up with a vision to reach people for Christ and to see His Church grow. You probably spent considerable time in prayer asking God to use you for His kingdom and to make you a strong witness to others. You saw yourself as a champion for Christ, proclaiming victory in His Name and defeating the enemy with the sword of the Spirit. When you heard sermons about evangelism and outreach, you got fired up and clearly understood and accepted the fact that God could use you in a mighty way.
But somehow, over the years, or months since your conversion to Christ, somehow that vision has faded and become nothing more than a distant memory. You might still talk about it, and you know it’s something that should be important to you – but if the truth be known, it’s the last thing on your mind these days.
Think about this for a minute – in this last week, how much time did you spend pondering the fact that God has a vision for your life and for this church? If you’re like most people, you probably gave it little, if any, thought. I want to try and help us change that today by letting you in on something – you are an integral part of God’s plan for this world. And God wants to give you the ability to fulfill that plan in your life and in your church.
God wants us to begin thinking on a much grander scale than we’ve been thinking, and bring to us a personal renewal that focuses on a vision for the future. There are three sentences on your outline that we’re going to complete together.