10 Things that Accelerate Vision: Principle #2 – Expectation
I love the moment right before take off – It’s a total rush! Over the next 10 weeks I will be sharing one attribute every week that is proven to accelerate vision. This week is #2 Expectation. These are essential if we are to take our vision further faster. These lessons don’t just apply to our church, but to every area of our lives. What will it take to #accelerate the vision of our lives and our church?
Principle #2 We must believe with EXPECTATION
“Without fatih it is impossible to please God.” Hebrews 11:6
Expectation inspires commitment. I’ll never forget leaving for Marine Corps boot camp on a plane as an 18 year old boy. I say boy because boot camp was part of my essential journey of becoming a man. Everything in me wanted to be a United States Marine. My father was a Marine and there was something about the experience that for some reason was alluring. I wanted to serve my country. I wanted to challenge myself. Everything from the motto, “The few the proud the Marines,” to the sharpness of the uniform and challenge of serving my country. I never went in doubting I could be a Marine. After all my dad did it, My Grandfather did it, My uncles did it. And I was EXPECTED TO DO IT. I was committed to the process without wavering and without compromise
Why Expectation is Important
#1 Increasing Faith – No doubt there will be things we are called to do as a church and in our lives that will challenge us. We can’t do it, but God will do it for us. Our faith will increase.
#2 Community – The group of people I graduated boot camp with were incredible young men. We will always have that shared experience. To this day, whenever I meet a Marine, any Marine, there is a brotherhood that can’t be broken.
#3 Hope – You need hope. No matter what you are hoping for: Paying off your debt, graduating from college or high school, a different place to live, a wife or husband, a son or daughter to forgive you; No matter what it is, you must hold out hope!
Expect it and you will accelerate the vision!
Join us at 217church and our SERIES #Accelerate – Let’s celebrate what God has done through 217church this Sunday!
October 16 – Courageous Sacrifice – Sharon School in Robbinsville 10:30 am Combined service
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Josh Conn is the founding pastor of 217church, a multi-site, contemporary church in Mercer County NJ. 217church is a family with small groups in New Jersey and Pennsylvania that meets Sundays at 10:30am at Sharon Elementary school in Robbinsville, NJ. If you are looking for a church in East Windsor NJ, Lawrenceville NJ, Ewing NJ, Robbinsville NJ, Hightstown NJ, Hamilton NJ, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Burlington County or Bucks County, PA, we would love to have you join us. Don’t miss our weekend services. Visit www.217church.com for more information. or watch a weekend message here