Sermon Outlines

Ever wish you had paid more attention in seminary? Struggling with preparing a sermon? GuideStone President O.S. Hawkins wants to help pastors with useful resources to help them as they serve the Lord.

With more than a quarter century of pastoral leadership, Hawkins makes available some of his most popular sermon outlines for pastors, Sunday school teachers and other Bible study leaders. These free resources can help you as you prepare your sermon or lesson each week.

In addition to these sermon outlines, Hawkins offers his video Weekly Staff Meetings with insights on some of the most common issues pastors and ministers face as well as a Podcast.

A vision for the future

A vision for the future

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 3:42 AM
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 3:42 AM


Vision is vital no matter what our lot in life. God’s vision for the church will do five things.

I. Vision brings definition

When we truly capture the vision for what God wants the church to be, it serves to define our task.

II. Vision brings design

Understanding God's vision for the church helps to design how the church will minister.

III. Vision brings dynamic

God's vision for the church brings a sense of conquest to the work of the ministry.

IV. Vision bring direction

God's vision for the church provides a new sense of purpose and direction.

V. Vision brings dependence

God's vision for the church should be so God-sized that there is no way to accomplish the vision unless God intervenes.

God sees us and our church not so much for what we are but what we could be if we receive His vision for the work of ministry.

For a more detailed exposition on Vision, please see chapter five of The Pastor’s Guide to Leading and Living by O.S. Hawkins.

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