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Myopia (Short-sightedness, Lack of Foresight)

January 17, 2021 Pastor: Bryan Glisson Series: Seeing Beyond 2020

Scripture: Genesis 24:1–24:67

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Message Points

“For You formed my innermost parts; 
You knit me [together] in my mother’s womb.
I will give thanks and praise to You,
for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; 
wonderful are Your works, and my soul knows it very well.

My frame was not hidden from You, 
when I was being formed in secret, 
and intricately and skillfully formed
[as if embroidered with many colors]
in the depths of the earth.

Your eyes have seen my unformed substance;
and in Your book were all writte

the days that were appointed for me,
when as yet there was not one of them
.”

(Psalm 139:13-16—AMP Bible)

 

“…the time of my departure is at hand.

I have fought the good fight,
I have finished the race,
I have kept the faith. 

Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day….”  (2 Timothy 4:6b-8a)

 

SEEING BEYOND 2020
“Myopia (Short-sightedness, Lack of Foresight)”
Genesis 24

Introduction: From the pages of God’s Word, we discover that we are called to not only live a life of faith and courage; but also a life of direction and purpose which in turn will provide us a life of satisfaction and fulfillment.

Steps To A Directional, Purposeful and Fulfilling Life:

Determine your Position  (Genesis 24:1)

Who are you and whose are you?
Where are you now?
Do you periodically evaluate your life?

Define your Purpose  (Genesis 24:1-4)

Is it a God-given purpose?
Does it create in you passion for its fulfillment?
Does it demand your very best?

Discover a Promise  (Genesis 24:5-7)

Can your purpose be found in Scripture? (Joshua 1:8)

Describe the Profit  (Genesis 24:7)

Will it please God?
Will it bring significance to your life?
Why do you want it?

Diagnose the Problem  (Genesis 24:8-11, 13)

What are the obstacles between where you are and where you need to be?

Desire in Prayer  (Genesis 24:12)

Can you ask God to bless your purpose, your focus?

Design a Plan  (Genesis 24:14-20)

What are the specific steps to fulfill your purpose?

Discipline your Personality

Mind  (Genesis 24:21)
Appetite  (Genesis 24:33)
Speech  (Genesis 24:49)
Time  (Genesis 24:54b-56)

Depend on People  (Genesis 24:50-52)

Do you realize that God has placed other people in your life to help you fulfill your purpose?

Deposit the Price  (Genesis 24:53)

Treasures
Time
Talents

Application: You were created to live a focused life by accomplishing the purposes of the One who created you. Therefore you cannot afford to be short-sighted you must live with the big picture in mind. (Mark 8:36-37)

 

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Wednesday 5:30-7:45pm.  A Worship Gathering just for middle and high school students.  Cafe/Games/Worship/Teaching

 

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Please continue to social distance. Wear a mask as you approach the building. Once you are dismissed, and arrive back at your vehicle you may remove your mask.  If you or anyone in your home is exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms or awaiting COVID-19 test results, please do not come onto our campus.

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January 24, 2021

Myopia (Short-sightedness, Lack of Foresight) - Part 2

January 10, 2021

Hyperopia - Difficulty Close-Up

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