Restoration Fellowship Church of Lakeland
When the Vision Appears to Die
September 12, 2021

When the Vision Appears to Die

September 12, 2021

When the Vision Appears to Die
Three Stories & Three Lessons

Pastor Terry Wilcox


Three Stories About Vision

  1. God gives Abram a radical vision
    Genesis 12:1-4

    900 people awarded Nobel Prize
     · 22% to people
     · .2% of population

    Abram at 100 years of age fathered a son by Sarah

  2. God gave Joseph a vision
    Genesis 37:5-11

    It appears to die – Genesis 37:28, 36
    Flounders, but hopeful – Genesis 39:1-4
    A glimmer of hope – Genesis 38:20-21

    Then we see the fulfillment: Joseph as Prime Minister

  3. Death of Lazarus in John 11
    John 11:12
    Isaiah 55:8-9

Three Lessons About Vision

  1. Compromise is the result of relying on .
    a. God’s goal is our .
        Galatians 5:22-23
    b. Satan tempts us to develop God’s vision:
         · with our .
          · settle for rather than transformation.

    We think God’s best is something we , God says it is what we .

  2. Never try to box God in with the  or .
    Patience = willingness to face a problem without giving God a  to solve it.
  3. Surrender expectations and focus hope
    Romans 15:13

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