20/20 VISION FOR THE YEAR 2020
"20/20 VISION FOR THE YEAR 2020"
(A NEW YEAR’S THEME MESSAGE)
INTRO: Everyone likes to hear the eye doctor tell them that they have 20/20 vision. Having 20/20 vision means that you can see clearly at 20 feet what should normally be seen at that distance indicating that you have NORMAL VISUAL ACUITY. If you do not have 20/20 vision naturally, your optometrist will give you corrective lenses to adjust it accordingly so that you can see properly. We are now facing a BRAND NEW YEAR and would like to set as a CHURCH MOTTO for the year "HAVING 20/20 VISION FOR THE YEAR 20/20." That sounds inviting, but what does it mean? It means that around the church ministry our goal this year will be to SEE THE MATTERS OF GOD'S WORD WITH 20/20 SCRIPTURAL VISION AS WE GO THROUGHOUT THE YEAR 2020. Our key text for the year as well as this sermon is PROVERBS 29:18 that says, "WHERE THERE IS NO VISION, THE PEOPLE PERISH: BUT HE THAT KEEPETH THE LAW, HAPPY IS HE." Let's study this verse today to see how we can apply it to our personal and church life and ministry.
THE LITERAL HEBREW TRANSLATION: "WHERE HERE IS NO REVELATION THE PEOPLE CAST OFF RESTRAINT: BUT WHO KEEPS THE LAW HAPPY IS HE."
A BROAD APPLICATION: This verse has a three-fold application directed to EACH INDIVIDUAL CHRISTIAN, EACH LOCAL CHURCH, AND EACH NATION OF THE WORLD.
Sermon preached 1/5/20 AM by Pastor Gary G. Dull