Dreaming Great Dreams In the 21st Century by Richard Daughtridge, Jacobs Church, This Weeks Sermon 09/07/08

Dreaming Great Dreams In the 21st Century

The greatest poverty is not when you don’t have a dime. It is when you don’t have a dream.

Tony Evans said in a sermon he gave at Promise Keepers some years ago, “A man with no dream for his future will return to repeat his past.”

God always takes notice when we dare to dream noble dreams.

Eighty-year-old shepherds don’t usually take on Pharaohs … but God took notice and Moses’ dream came true.

Teenage shepherds don’t normally go giant hunting … but God took notice and David’s trophy became Goliath’s head .

God seems to be a dreamer by nature. He made this world from a dream. He foresaw and spoke it into existence. He complimented it with zillions (if that’s a word) of details and colors, and even planned a blueprint for each of our lives called the will of God.

We were created in His likeness. Spiritually as they say the nut doesn’t fall far from the tree. We’ve become creative by his nature. He teaches us to dream and then moves heaven and earth to see our dreams come true.

The Euphoria of Dreaming.

Before I became a Christian my life was survival and I never remember dreaming. This became my favorite verses in the Bible.

Psalm 126:1-6

When the Lord turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream. [2] Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The Lord hath done great things for them. [3] The Lord hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad. [4] Turn again our captivity, O Lord, as the streams in the south. [5] They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. [6] He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.

Sharing God’s Dream

Exodus 3:7

And the Lord said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows;

Ezekiel 22:30

And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.

John 20:19-21

Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you. [20] And when he had so said, he shewed unto them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the Lord. [21] Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.

Let us all be balanced to dream our dreams and Christ’s dreams.

Nice Dreaming!

One Response to “Dreaming Great Dreams In the 21st Century by Richard Daughtridge, Jacobs Church, This Weeks Sermon 09/07/08”

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