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✓ We should begin with the end in mind.
(Luke 14:28-29 NLT) “But don’t begin until you count the cost. For who would begin construction of a building without ﬁrst calculating the cost to see if there is enough money to ﬁnish it? Otherwise, you might complete only the foundation before running out of money, and then everyone would laugh at you.”
✓ We exist for the glory of God.
(John 14:12-13 NIV) “Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be gloriﬁed in the Son.”
✓ We give glory to God by making a difference in Jesus name.
(Matthew 5:16 NIV) “In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”
(Romans 11:36 NIV) “For from him and through him and for him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen.”
Where We Make A Difference
1. Your people.
(Mark 5:19 NCV) “Go home to your family and tell them how much the Lord has done for you and how he has had mercy on you”
2. Your places.
✓ Arts & Entertainment
3. Your passion.
(Acts 2:17 NLT) “‘In the last days,’ God says, ‘I will pour out my Spirit upon all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy. Your young men will see visions, and your old men will dream dreams.”
Make A Difference
(Habakkuk 2:1–3 NIV) “I will stand at my watch and station myself on the ramparts; I will look to see what [the Lord] will say to me…Then the Lord replied: “Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that a herald may run with it. For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay.”
1. Get alone with God.
2. Find a word from God in His Word.
3. Write the “difference” down.
4. Wake up and do something.
5. Don’t give up on your dream.