Tuesday, June 19, 2007


Where there is no prophetic vision, the people cast off restraint...
-Proverbs 29:18a
Though I love the ESV translation of the Bible, some other renderings of this verse are interesting. One translation renders this verse this way, where there is no vision, the people perish. Regardless of how it is translated, one thing stands out about this passage. Without vision, God's people are in a desperate state of affairs.

Based on that logic, we can also say that with vision, there is hope for the people of God. God's vision for the 21st Century is not a hidden vision. God has laid out his vision for his church in the Bible, we need to own it and narrow it down for our particular situations. Though prophecy has ceased, God still speaks through his word and his preachers.

This Sunday, I plan to lay out my vision for Malvern Hill Baptist Church. The vision is nothing new, but it is exciting! God needs not do a new thing, we as God's people need only get on board with God's plan. It will be exciting to see the new things that we will do when we invest in the age old plan that God has developed for his church.

Keep reading this week for more hints about Sundays service!!!

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