Vision Sunday 2022

So David recovered all that the Amalekites had carried away, and David rescued his two wives. And nothing of theirs was lacking, either small or great, sons or daughters, spoil or anything which they had taken from them; David recovered all. Then David took all the flocks and herds they had driven before those other livestock, and said, “This is David’s spoil.”

1 Samuel 30:18-20 (NKJV)

This week we will be looking at the prophetic word for the year that Ps Louis shared on Vision Sunday. The theme of 2022 is ‘Recover and Restore’.

Ps Louis shared out of 1 Samuel 30, where we read a part of the story of David. We see an extreme loss for David and his men, followed by God recovering and restoring everything. There are two important lessons we can draw out of this story:

Firstly we need to enquire of the Lord. We need to seek His voice for our lives. We cannot try to take action without first waiting on God. When we hear and obey God, it puts us on track to be where He wants us.

Secondly, when we do this, God will Recover and Restore everything in our lives. More than just things, He will Recover and Restore us. Our love of the Word. Our desire to pray. Our love for Him.

Finally, when we look at the story of David’s life, we need to see that Saul was the people’s choice and David was God’s choice. When we go with God’s choice, we experience His Recovery and Restoration.

  • What has God been saying to you? If you aren’t sure, how will you  enquire of the Lord?
  • What do you need God to Recover and Restore?
  • In what areas of your life do you need to lay down your own plans and submit to God’s way?

The Call Of Discipleship

Now great multitudes went with Him. And He turned and said to them, “If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple. And whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple.
Luke 14:25-27 (NKJV)

This week we will be revisiting Pastor Louis’ sermon from this Sunday titled “The Call of Discipleship.” Ps Louis shared that there are three components to discipleship:
• The Relational Component
• The Cost Component
• The Battle Component

He shared more in depth on the first component: the relational component. According to Dr Tim Keller, there are five important aspects to Discipleship:
• It is Not Optional – It is a command to every single person who wants to be a follower of Jesus
• It is Not Negotiable – God determines what Discipleship looks like; not us!
• It is Emotional – we can’t just engage with God because we know it’s right. We need to engage with him because we love Him!
• It is Positional – we need to live in and through Jesus Christ.
• It is Final – discipleship is not something we can do some days and not others. It is permanent.

Finally, God has blessings for us. Not just physical, but also spiritual. He wants to bless us abundantly. However, He doesn’t want us to hoard our blessings. He blesses us to be a blessing to a lost and dead world.

• How can you better engage in discipleship?
• Where do you need to realign with the way God says you should do discipleship?
• Who can you walk with that can help you take your discipleship journey to the next level?