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Summary: As Christians, we are to be following the example of Jesus and He came to know and do the will of the Father. Do you know His will? Do you have a vision that was born in the heart of God and given to you by Him?

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“HOW TO BECOME A CHRISTIAN WITH VISION”

Dr. Dennis Deese

I SAMUEL 3:1-21

As Christians, we are to be following the example of Jesus and He came to know and do the will of the Father. Do you know His will? Do you have a vision that was born in the heart of God and given to you by Him?

“I can of mine own self do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and my judgment is just, because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father who hath sent me.” (John 5:30)

“Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.” (John 4:34)

“For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.” (John 6:38)

“I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.” (John 17:4)

“When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.” (John 19:30)

There are three stages of advancement that lead to the development of a visionary Christian:

I. THE PREREQUISITE OF DESIRE 3:1 “the child Samuel ministered unto the Lord”

A. Attitude - serious and concerned

B. Authenticity - Eli’s son were hypocrites

C. Action

II. THE PROCESS OF DISCOVERY 3:4-11 “Behold, I will do a thing in Israel”

A. Attention

B. Anticipation

C. Asking

D. Affirmation

II. THE PRINCIPLE OF DEDICATION 3:19 “And did let none of his words fall to the ground”

That is fullfilled by being:

A. Constant

B. Committed

C. Convicted


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