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The ____________ you have for your life is an expression of the goals and objectives of God’s word, as expressed through this body into our community nnn

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How a Man Gets a Vision
ROMANS 15:13-21

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Definitions • Vision is __________________ Bible principles to your purpose for being alive • Faith is a ________________ of where you place your focus AN EXPERIENTIAL EXEGESIS OF THE ADVANTAGES OF BIBLICAL VISION 1. It reduces your ____________________ A. Vision becomes real when it is _____________ B. Vision becomes dynamic when it gets ________________ 2. It increases your ____________________ 3. It enhances your ____________________ 4. It attracts ____________________
I. THE MATURE MAN, 13 II. THE MAIN MINISTRY, 14-18 A. Responsible for an Assignment, 14-16 1. Filled by grace, 14-15 2. Focused on the gospel, 16 B. Recognizing an Accomplishment, 17-18

Jas 1:8 A double minded man is unstable in all his ways. Point 1. Sometimes our relationships don’t work because we want to get out of them something we should’ve had going ________ them. Prov 29:18 Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he. Phil 3:14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

1. Done for God’s glory, 17 2. Accomplished in complete dependence, 18 III. THE MISSION’S METHODS, 19-21 A. Accomplished in the Spirit’s Power, 19 B. According to God’s Clear Goals, 20-21

Phil 3:13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, Point 2. If you are not doing anything for God, you are therefore not ____________________ the right friends, fellowship and followers. Phil 1:3,5 I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now; Prov 11:27 He that diligently seeketh good procureth favour: Acts 26:19 Whereupon, O king Agrippa, I was not disobedient unto the heavenly vision:

GETTING A CLEAR VISION 1. Stop and spend time ________ God, 13 2. Identify what God has ________ you, 14-15 A. Identify what God has given you ____________, Rom 12:6 B. Identify what God has given you ____________, Rom 8:28 3. Review ________ experiences providentially, 19 4. ____________ what is really important, 20a 5. ____________ in God’s promise, God’s people, God’s praise, 20 Psa 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God: 2 Cor 1:3-6 Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us

in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God. For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ. And whether we be afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, … or whether we be comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation. 1 Cor 10:23 All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not. Point 3. God’s providence always takes what the enemy intends to destroy you, and uses it to ______________ you.

WHAT WE ARE ASKING YOU TO DO NOW 1. Invest your passions in Worship – Honor God by following Christ personally and passionately 2. Invest your mind in the Word – Get discipled and begin to learn the Bible and see what God is saying to you 3. Invest your gifts through the Church – Participate in the life of this body by becoming a member, by partaking in the ordinances of baptism and the Lord’s Supper, and by supporting the Gospel here and abroad by tithing (10% of your income), and giving more as the Lord leads in special offerings or sacrificial commitments. Develop authentic loving fellowship with others in this church 4. Invest your relationships in Ministry – Establish redemptive relationships with those who do not yet know Jesus Christ, and invest your time, skills, talents, and gifts in and through this church and its ministries

Next Sunday! Putting Handles on Your Worship, Rom 12:1-2

Fast Facts

www.hbcbluesprings.org Sermon Video facebook.com/hbcbluesprings Prayer Diary www.facebook.com/ashelby Rev. W. Alan Shelby ashelby@hbcbluesprings.org twitter.com @hbcbluesprings nnn

DISCIPLESHIP: THE ESSENTIALS
June 23 Discipleship: Putting Handles on Your Worship, Rom 12:1-2 June 30 Lord’s Supper Sunday

CHURCH UNUSUAL NOT CHURCH AS USUAL
July 7 July 14 Revival in Nahum’s Town, Mark 2:1-12 Evangelism: Having the Right Heart, Matt 5:14-16