- What is vision?
- Vision is hope
- Where do you see yourself next year, in five years and in ten years?
- What are you doing now as you look forward?
- As Christians, we believe that our future is with God and apart from sin. How do we live today as we envision our future?
- 1 Peter 3:13-18
And who will harm you if you are deeply committed to what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness, you are blessed. Do not fear what they fear or be disturbed, but honor the Messiah as Lord in your hearts. Always be ready to give a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you. However, do this with gentleness and respect, keeping your conscience clear, so that when you are accused, those who denounce your Christian life will be put to shame. For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that should be God’s will, than for doing evil. For Christ also suffered for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, that He might bring you to God, after being put to death in the fleshly realm but made alive in the spiritual realm.
- Our hope is in Christ, therefore the way we live should also be in Christ. We should be ready to give a reason for our hope.
- Why is our hope in Christ? (time for testimony)
- How do we live a life that reflects that hope?
- If you want to be a doctor, you prepare to be a doctor. If you want to be in the military, you enlist and prepare your body physically for the military. If you want to play sports professionally, you learn all you can about the sport and dedicate your life to that specific game.
- If our future hope is in Christ, then we should work in this life to be like Christ and dedicate ourselves fully to that goal.
- We talked about our hopes for our future lives, what is our hope concerning the world around us?
- Do we want the world to have the same hope that we have?
- The hope we have is worthwhile (it is better to suffer for good)
My vision is to see a world whose hope is placed in Christ, the only one who can save humankind