December 29, 2019 | 2020 Vision!

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2020 Vision!

Key Scriptures

2020 Vision: Love well and to grow into the likeness of Christ

James 4:13 Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”— 14 yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. 15 Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.” 16 As it is, you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil. 17 So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.

2 Thessalonians 1:11 To this end we always pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling and may fulfill every resolve for good and every work of faith by his power, 12 so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Corinthians 7:1 Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God. 10 For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death. 11 For see what earnestness this godly grief has produced in you…

I am desperately in love with repentance; it seems to be to be the twin-sister to faith.” (Spurgeon)

2020 Vision for the Church

That we would love well and grow into the likeness of Christ.

Signs of Worldly sorrow

  • Self pity
  • Blame Shift
  • Sorry you got caught
  • Sad you have to stop
  • What other people think
  • This will immobilize you
  • Godly Repentance will mobilize you into action

Psalm 51 Have mercy on me, O God,
according to your steadfast love;
according to your abundant mercy
blot out my transgressions.

Psalm 51:1 Have mercy on me, O God,
    according to your steadfast love;
according to your abundant mercy
    blot out my transgressions.
2 Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,
    and cleanse me from my sin!

Psalm 51:1 Have mercy on me, O God,
    according to your steadfast love;
according to your abundant mercy
    blot out my transgressions.
2 Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,
    and cleanse me from my sin!

Ask the Lord for a Word to carry you through the year.

1 Timothy 1:18 This charge I entrust to you, Timothy, my child, in accordance with the prophecies previously made about you, that by them you may wage the good warfare.

Cast Vision for you, your marriage, your family, your business, your community

Some good Words

  • Forgiveness
  • Any of the nine spiritual fruits

Key Points

  • God desires us to change into him image, therefor resolving to change in 2020 is good and necessary.
  • Change requires Godly grief not worldly sorrow. (Repentance).
  • Making sure we are respectable of His will is primary.
  • Asking for a word to carry you through the tough times will encourage and strengthen you in The Lord.
  • Casting vision helps you to focus on Jesus the author and perfecter of your Faith.
  • Beware of tunnel vision, what you idolize may cause you to demonize.

Discussion Questions

  1. Are you looking forward to the new Decade?
  2. Can you attest to Gods help in 2019?
  3. Do you have a word from the Lord for yourself or your family?
  4. What is the vision you have for you, your family or your marriage?

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