Summary: This is the third sermon of an 8 part sermon series on the vision of our church.
Before I even begin preaching this morning I just want to say:
There has never been a time that this verse has been so crucial as to our generation today!
We are in the last days...and alot of the reason we even are still here today in this country is because we have not turned our backs on Israel!
But more than that this morning I want us to see that it always has been and always will be God’s will for us to have healthy, vibrant, praying families!
The Redeeming River Church is a family of believers committed to preaching the cross with conviction, reaching the lost with compassion, and equipping the saints with the Word!
Vision- The formation of a mental image of something that is not present to the senses.
The Word tells us in Proverbs 29:18 “Where there is no vision, the people perish”. Therefore, we know that where there is a God breathed vision the people have life. It is because of God’s specific plan for us that we can clearly see where we are going.
7 We Will Be’s
We will be a life giving church whose waters flow from the River of God through all cultures and generations!
We will be a life sustaining church where the heartbeat of God will keep our families spiritually healthy.
We will be a life birthing church where new ministries are conceived, delivered, nurtured, and sent out.
We will be a people of faith and expectancy who are not moved by what we see, but stand in the God who we know!
We will be a people of devotion who are committed to the work of the Lord through the local church!
We will be a people of worship who honor the Lord for who He is and not what He will do for us!
We will be a growing church whose walls will not contain us!
I. WE NEED THE HEARTBEAT OF GOD
A. DAVID HAD THE HEARTBEAT OF GOD
1. Acts 13:22
22 And when he had removed him, he raised up unto them David to be their king; to whom also he gave testimony, and said, I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfil all my will.
2. Psalm 62:5-7
5 My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.
6 He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved.
7 In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.
B. JESUS IS THE HEARTBEAT OF GOD
1. When you have a heartbeat you know that the heart is working
2. When Jesus came and died on the cross we know that the heart was working
3. The Father did not have to create us
4. He did not have to mold us into His image
5. He did not have to make a way after we fell
6. He did not have to forgive you after you fell
7. BUT JESUS!
8. We know that our Father loves us because of Jesus!
9. John 1:1 tells us that in the beginning was the Word
10. The Word is The Good News and the Good News is this....GOD WANTS YOU TO BE WITH HIM!
10. God had already planned for your healing before Jesus even was sacrificed
11. Isaiah 53:4-9
4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.
8 He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.
9 And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.
C. THE HEARTBEAT IS WHAT SUSTAINS THE BODY
1. God wants you to be healthy!
2. God wants you to feel good!
3. God desires for your families to be healthy!
4. God desires for His house to be a healthy house!