TIME TO DREAM: TRUSTING GOD TO OPEN DOORS

Pastor Dave Martin ~ Cross Creek Community Church ~ March 1, 2020

DREAMING THE FUTURE GOD WANTS FOR YOU

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

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine [DREAM], according to his power that is at work within us. Ephesians 3:20

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

  • GOD GAVE ME THE CAPACITY TO DREAM

Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness.” Genesis 1:26

  • WITHOUT A DREAM I’M DYING

“Where there is no vision, the people perish.”  Proverbs 29:18

  • EVERYTHING STARTS WITH A DREAM

I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the [future] hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, 19  and his incomparably great power for us who believe… Ephesians 1:18-19

  • 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

  • MY DREAMS DEFINE ME

“The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light. 23  But if your eyes are bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness! Matthew 6:22-23

  • 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.”  Phil 3:12-15

  • A DREAM FOCUSES MY ENERGY

So I run with purpose in every step. I am not just shadowboxing. 1 Corinthians 9:26

  • A DREAM STRETCHES MY FAITH

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

  • A DREAM KEEPS ME GOING IN TOUGH TIMES

What strength do I have that I should continue to hope? What is my future, that I should be patient? Job 6:11

  • A GREAT DREAM INSPIRES OTHERS TO DREAM

He who seeks good finds goodwill [respect]… Proverbs 11:27

  • 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

  • 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

WHAT TO DO IN week #1 OF TIME TO DREAM

1.  In your TTD Small Group:  Watch & discuss video lesson #1

“The 1st Open Door: The Door to a New You!”

2.  Memorize this promise:

“I have set before you an Open Door that no one can shut!” Rev 3:8

Next Weekend: How Do I Know When a Dream Is from God?

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