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Friday, February 11, 2005

Expand Your Vision

I believe that churches do not dream big enough. We do not dream outside of our four walls. We talk about what could be different in the world, what's wrong with people in our pews, bicker over theology and fine tune our Sunday morning programs. We gorge ourselves on ourselves. We give a nod to the outsiders but do we really do anything meaningful for them?

Isaiah 54:2- (The Message) Clear lots of ground for your tents! Make your tents large. Spread out! Think big! Use plenty of rope, drive the tent pegs deep. You're going to need lots of elbow room for your growing family. You're going to take over whole nations, you're going to resettle abandoned cities. Don't be afraid-you're not going to be embarrassed. Don't hold back-you're not going to come up short.

Create a vision to really meet your community where they are at. Be consistent, create opportunity. God will bless us if we reach out for the down and out just like his son did. We won't come up short ever when we reach lost souls.

Most churches give money for missions but what missions are they creating where they live? What vision do they have for the lost except they hope those people will stumble into the church one day and be blown away by what's going on in the four walls. Be proactive. Go find the hurt and the lost. Jesus didn't hang out in the synagoges hoping that the people who needed to be healed would find him. He walked the streets. He showed up at parties. He was the people's Savior.


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