This weekend we wrapped up our series, Stand in the Gap. This has been a powerful, life-changing four week series! For the final weekend, Matt spoke on Dreaming Again. Many times the reason we don’t stand in the gap for others is that we’ve forgotten to dream ourselves!
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Ezekiel 22:30, “I looked for someone who might rebuild the wall of righteousness that guards the land. I searched for someone to stand in the gap in the wall so I wouldn’t have to destroy the land, but I found no one.”(NLT)
Some reasons we quit dreaming…
- We’ve been hurt
- We feel like we’ve failed
- We’ve messed up.
- We’ve been listening to criticism.
- We are filled with doubt and fear.
Romans 4:16-25, “So the promise is received by faith. It is given as a free gift. And we are all certain to receive it, whether or not we live according to the law of Moses, if we have faith like Abraham’s. For Abraham is the father of all who believe. 17 That is what the Scriptures mean when God told him, “I have made you the father of many nations.” This happened because Abraham believed in the God who brings the dead back to life and who creates new things out of nothing. 18 Even when there was no reason for hope, Abraham kept hoping—believing that he would become the father of many nations. For God had said to him, “That’s how many descendants you will have!” 19 And Abraham’s faith did not weaken, even though, at about 100 years of age, he figured his body was as good as dead—and so was Sarah’s womb. 20 Abraham never wavered in believing God’s promise. In fact, his faith grew stronger, and in this he brought glory to God. 21 He was fully convinced that God is able to do whatever he promises. 22 And because of Abraham’s faith, God counted him as righteous. 23 And when God counted him as righteous, it wasn’t just for Abraham’s benefit. It was recorded 24 for our benefit, too, assuring us that God will also count us as righteous if we believe in him, the one who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead. 25 He was handed over to die because of our sins, and he was raised to life to make us right with God.”(NLT)
3 Principles that Abraham lived by to keep dreaming…
REMEMBER GOD’S PROMISES ARE RECEIVED BY FAITH
BELIEVE THAT GOD BRINGS THE DEAD BACK TO LIFE
17, “… This happened because Abraham believed in the God who brings the dead back to life and who creates new things out of nothing.”
EVEN WHEN IT LOOKS LIKE THERE IS NO HOPE… KEEP DREAMING!
18, “Even when there was no reason for hope, Abraham kept hoping—believing that he would become the father of many nations…”