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As a leader, you know what its like to want to see God move in a powerful way through your community. Many times we ask the wrong questions and fail to work with God towards his dream for our church.

So, what is Jesus’ dream for your church? We know what it is, because he told us before his return to Heaven. Here’s what he said …

Jesus came and told his disciples,

“You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.

“I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone in the authority of [my] name to all the nations, beginning in Jerusalem: There is forgiveness of sins for all who repent.

“Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations; baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you.

“And be sure of this: I am with you always,

even to the end of the age.”[1]

In other words,

  • Jesus’ dream is to bring every person in our world into a personal, intimate, surrendered relationship with Himself.
  • That means, Jesus’ dream for your church is to bring every person in your world into a personal, intimate, surrendered relationship with Himself.

Are you working with Jesus on his dream? Or, are you working on your dream and asking Jesus to work with you?

That’s my thought for the day. I would love to hear yours! Please comment below.


[1] Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 16: 15; Luke 24.47; John 20:21; Acts 1:8 combined by the author.