God has prepared, in advance, a prosperous and purposeful vision for our lives. This vision gives direction to our lives and keeps us from living aimless lives where “anywhere” or “anything” will do. Proverbs 29:18 declares, “When there’s no vision, the people get out of control” (CEV). When you live in your purpose, you’ll have a clear vision for your life.
In today’s sermon podcast, Pastor Dan shares a biblical perspective on God’s Vision for the Church. First, we must Connect to God. When we connect to God, His Word says He will draw near to us. Second, we must Connect to Others. At CRKG we believe in the strength and unity of the “whole body”. Small Groups create a venue where we can establish deep relationships with others. Third, Commit to Development. Spiritual, emotional, and intellectual development are needed as we live out the purpose God has for our lives. Fourth, Choose to Give Back. We serve others when we give of ourselves. CRKG Growth Tracks are designed to help us discover and develop our unique gifts, and use these gifts as a vehicle to serve others.
Habakkuk 2:2 (NIV)
Then the Lord replied: “Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that a herald may run with it.”
Proverbs 29:18 (NIV)
Where there is no revelation, people cast off restraint; but blessed is the one who heeds wisdom’s instruction.
Luke 14:23 (NIV)
“Then the master told his servant, ‘Go out to the roads and country lanes and compel them to come in, so that my house will be full.'”
Ephesians 1:16-18 (NIV)
“I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. 17 I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. 18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people.”