Re:Verse reading–Acts 11:1-26 (day five)

“Then when he arrived and witnessed the grace of God, he rejoiced and began to encourage them all with resolute heart to remain true to the Lord; 24 for he was a good man, and full of the Holy Spirit and of faith.”

When we think of vision, we often think of God’s plan and purpose FOR a group of people. Vision keeps us looking forward and upward with hope and courage. In this week’s Re:Verse passage we see a different facet of vision. Vision is also the ability and capacity to see potential and opportunities IN a group of people. Barnabas saw this new church and didn’t immediately try to press them forward with vision. Rather, he just encouraged them with the vision of how he saw the grace of God already working IN them. Where does this kind of vision come from? (Holy Spirit and Faith vs. 23) What could happen in a church if people “full of the Holy Spirit and of faith” begin to see God’s Grace at work IN each other and intentionally encouraged obedience and joy?  “Where there is no vision, the people perish”  Proverbs 29:18

Author: Scott Lane

Scott Lane is the Executive Pastor of Ministry at FBCSA.

One thought on “Vision”

  1. Everything has to start with a vision. Without a vision, we don’t know where we are heading or going. When there is a vision, there is hope. Jesus is a visionary and has a vision for His followers and His church!

    I believe one must receive full of the Holly Spirit and has faith in the Lord to hear and to obey His instructions. When all believers in a church receive full of God’s grace and have strong faith in God, God’s vision for His earthly church will be fulfilled! There will be joy and Jesus is their motivation! They will be more motivated to act on God’s will for them and their church!

    Have you heard of God’s voice for you? Have He spoken to you? And How? What do you think of God’s vision? Why is vision important? Do you have a vision for yourself, and for your spiritual life? What is your strategy to achieve your vision?

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