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Summary: What are we expecting in our families and our churches? Consider the importance of a dream. What crushes our dreaming ability. Blessed is he who expects nothing, he shall receive exactly what he expected.

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DREAM A NEW DREAM... EXPECT GREATER...

By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com

EXPECTATIONS:

1. wait, stay 2: to look forward

3: to be pregnant : await the birth of one's : NEW LIFE,

2: to anticipate or look forward to the coming or occurrence of : suppose, think

4 to consider probable or certain b : to consider reasonable, due, or necessary

to consider bound in duty or obligated

anticipate, await, hope (for), watch (for), look for, look forward to

expect, hope, look mean to await some occurrence or outcome.

expect implies a high degree of certainty and usually involves the idea of preparing or

envisioning

hope implies little certainty but suggests confidence or assurance in the possibility that

what one desires or longs for will happen

look, with to, implies assurance that expectations will be fulfilled ex·pect

TEXT:

Mark 10:27 And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God:

for with God all things are possible.

Luke 18:27 And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.

I. HAVE YOU EVER CONSIDERED WHAT CRUSHES A DREAM?

WHY DO PEOPLE ALLOW THEIR EXPECTATIONS TO BE LOWERED...

Matthew 19:26 But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with

God all things are possible.

A. A SAVIOUR FOR ALL SEASONS, was a book written by William Barker.

A Preacher was traveling the east coast and visited a midwestern college.

The Bishop stayed with the college president... after diner they had a heated

discussion about education.

The bishop told the President: THE END OF THE WORLD CAN'T BE TO FAR AWAY...

BECAUSE JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING ABOUT NATURE HAD BEEN LEARNED AND

DISCOVERED. HE WENT ON TO SAY: ABOUT EVERY INVENTION HAS BEEN DISCOVERED

AND MADE... THERE IS NOTHING MORE...

B. The College President challenged the Bishop. He said: THERE ARE MANY MORE DISCOVERIES

TO BE MADE...

The Bishop said: OK WHAT?

The President of the college replied: IN 50 YEARS MEN WILL BE FLYING...

C. Non-sense said the BISHOP, ONLY ANGELS CAN FLY.

D. THE BISHOP HAD A LIMITED VIEW OF LIFE.

BISHOP WRIGHT HAD TWO SONS THAT WERE MEN OF VISION AND EXPECTATION...

YOU KNOW BISHOP WRIGHT'S TWO SONS: ORVILLE AND WILBUR WRIGHT...

E. Their Dad's belief system said: ONLY ANGELS OF GOD COULD FLY...

WAS SURPASSED BY HIS TWO'S EXPECTATIONS AND GREATER VISION.

II. MAKING EXCUSES CRUSHES EXPECTATION...

WITHIN THE VERY NATURE OF EXCUSING ONE'S SELF IS AN ACCUSATION ....

EXCUSES NEVER IMPRESS GOD...

Luke 14:18 And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have

bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused.

A. Why do we offer excuses?

James M. Bleech of Jacksonville, Florida is a business consultant.

He asked 110 business executives to list the EXCUSE THEY HEAR THE MOST.

1. IT IS NOT MY FAULT

2. IT IS _____________'S FAULT

3. SOMETHING ELSE CAME UP AND DEVERTED MY ATTENTION

4. I JUST DID NOT HAVE THE TIME...

5. WE'VE NEVER DONE IT THAT WAY BEFORE...

6. NO ONE TOLD ME... OR NO ONE SHOWED ME HOW...

B. EVERY BAR OF SILVER OR GOLD HAS PASSED THROUGH THE FIRE SOME TIME


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