SERMON SERIES: “20/20 Vision”
SERMON TITLE: “The Vision of Future Possibilities”
SERMON TEXT: Joshua 5:10 – 6:5, 19-20
PREACHER: Rev. Kim James
OCCASION: October 20, 2019, at First UMC
In the early 1980s, I attended a church that had a large children’s ministry. One Sunday, the children stood in the front of the church and sang a catchy song that has stuck in my head ever since:
I am a promise; I am a possibility.
I am a promise, with a capital P--
a great big bundle of potentiality.
And I am learning to hear God’s voice,
and I am trying to make the right choice.
I’m a promise to be anything God wants me to be.
During this month of October, we’ve been focusing on our “20/20 Vision” stewardship theme. We’ve used our 20/20 hindsight to look back at the vision of a faithful past, and we’ve used our 20/20 near sight to see the vision of a strong present. Today, we continue with the story of Joshua and the Israelites moving into the Promised Land. With their experience as our guide, let’s see if we can look far ahead to the vision of future possibilities.