The Resurrected Dream Process

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Sermon Title: The Resurrected Dream Process

Who God Isn’t:

  1. God isn’t a disinterested bystander.
  2. God isn’t an interested spectator.
  3. God isn’t a drone pilot.
  4. He isn’t the Game Keeper

Noah:

Genesis 6:5-95 The Lord saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time. 6 The Lord regretted that he had made human beings on the earth, and his heart was deeply troubled. 7 So the Lord said, “I will wipe from the face of the earth the human race I have created—and with them the animals, the birds and the creatures that move along the ground—for I regret that I have made them.” 8 But Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord. 9 This is the account of Noah and his family. Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked faithfully with God.

Hebrews 11:7 “By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark to save his family. By his faith he condemned the world and became heir to righteousness that comes by faith.”

Dream Process 1:

To live the dream it takes a crazy faith in God not faith in ourselves.

Abraham:

Genesis 12:2-3“I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.”

Genesis 15:1-6 After this, the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision: “Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your very great reward.” 2 But Abram said, “Sovereign Lord, what can you give me since I remain childless and the one who will inherit my estate is Eliezer of Damascus?” 3 And Abram said, “You have given me no children; so a servant in my household will be my heir.” 4 Then the word of the Lord came to him: “This man will not be your heir, but a son who is your own flesh and blood will be your heir.” 5 He took him outside and said, “Look up at the sky and count the stars—if indeed you can count them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your offspring be.” 6 Abram believed the Lord, and he credited it to him as righteousness.

Genesis 22:12-18“Do not lay a hand on the boy,” he said. “Do not do anything to him. Now I know that you fear God, because you have not withheld from me your son, your only son.” 13 Abraham looked up and there in a thicket he saw a ram caught by its horns. He went over and took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering instead of his son. 14 So Abraham called that place The Lord Will Provide. And to this day it is said, “On the mountain of the Lord it will be provided.” 15 The angel of the Lord called to Abraham from heaven a second time 16 and said, “I swear by myself, declares the Lord, that because you have done this and have not withheld your son, your only son, 17 I will surely bless you and make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as the sand on the seashore. Your descendants will take possession of the cities of their enemies,18 and through your offspring all nations on earth will be blessed, because you have obeyed me.”

Dream Altar Functionality:

1. It confirms that God is still your reward and not the dream He has given. 2. It confirms that I am following God’s dream and not my own.

Dream Process 2:

To live the dream it takes a willingness to lay down the dream realizing that God is our reward and not the dream.

Joseph:

Dream Process 3:

To live the dream it takes grit to walk through adversity and to keep the dream about God and not us.

Moses:

Hebrews 11:24-26 24 By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. 25 He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin. 26 He regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward. 

Dream Process 4:

It takes choosing God over temptation and valuing that when we come to the end of ourselves we are at the beginning of God.

Recap

To live the dream…

  1. It takes a crazy faith in God not faith in ourselves.
  2. It takes a willingness to lay down the dream realizing that God is our reward and not the dream.
  3. Ittakes grit to walk through adversity and to keep the dream about God and not us.
  4. It takes choosing God over temptation and valuing that when we come to the end of ourselves we are at the beginning of God.