Time to Dream: Dreaming the Future God Wants for You

Gregory C. Magruder    Parkview Baptist   Gainesville, FL    03/01/20

 

DREAMING THE FUTURE GOD WANTS FOR YOU

Time to Dream: Trusting God to Open Doors – Part 1*

 

WHAT IS A SPIRITUAL GROWTH CAMPAIGN?

 

A concentrated 40-day spiritual boost to your life that we commit to doing together using multiple learning styles to equip & energize us for our future!

 

“God can do anything -- far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request or dream in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working gently within us.” Ephesians 3:20 (MSG)

 

12 REASONS I MUST KNOW GOD’S DREAM FOR MY LIFE!

 

1. GOD GAVE ME THE CAPACITY TO DEAM.

 

God: “Let us make human beings in our image and likeness.” Genesis 1:26

 

2. WITHOUT A DREAM I’M DYING

 

Where there is no vision, the people perish.” Proverbs 29:18 (KJV)

 

3. EVERYTHING STARTS WITH A DREAM

 

“I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can see something of the future that God has called you to share!” Ephesians 1:18 (LB)

 

4. DREAMS SHOW WHAT GOD WANTS TO DO THROUGH ME  

 

Joseph told Pharaoh: “God has given you two dreams to let you know what he has definitely decided to do AND that he WILL do it in your future.”

Genesis 41:32

 

5. MY DREAMS DEFINE ME  

 

Jesus: “Your eye is the light for your body. If your vision is good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your vision is evil, your whole life will be full of darkness.” Matthew 6:22-23

 6. A DREAM KEEPS ME GROWING  

 

Paul: “I know that I am not yet what God wants me to be. I haven’t reached that goal, but I keep moving toward it to make it mine because Christ made me and saved me for this. I know that I haven’t yet reached my goal, but there’s one thing I always do. Forgetting the past and straining toward what is ahead, I keep my eyes focused on the goal so that I may one day win the prize that God has called me to receive through Christ in the life above. All of you who are spiritually mature should think this same way.” Philippians 3:12-15

 

7. A DREAM FOCUSES MY ENERGY  

 

“I run straight to the goal with purpose in every step. I fight to win. I’m not like some boxer punching the air or playing around.” 1 Corinthians 9:26 (LB)

 

8. A DREAM STRETCHES MY FAITH  

 

“According to your faith will it be done to you.” Matthew 9:29

 

9. A DREAM KEEPS ME GOING IN TOUGH TIMES  

 

Job: “I do not have the strength to endure. I do not have a goal that encourages me to carry on.” Job 6:11 (NLT)

 

10. A GREAT DREAM INSPIRES OTHERS TO DREAM  

 

“If your goals are good, you will be respected.” Proverbs 11:27 (TEV)

 

11. MY SELF-DISCIPLINE WILL BE REWARDED IN HEAVEN  

 

“All athletes practice strict self-control. They do it to win a prize that will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize.” 1 Corinthians 9:25 (NLT)

 

12. GOD-GIVEN DREAMS ARE A GIFT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

 

GOD: “In the last days I will pour out my Spirit on ALL people. Your SONS and DAUGHTERS will proclaim my message. Your YOUNG men will see VISIONS and your OLD men will DREAM DREAMS. Yes, on ALL my servants, both MEN and WOMEN, I will pour out my Spirit in those days and they will proclaim my message!” Acts 2:17-18

*this sermon is based on material by Rick Warren and Saddleback Community Church