January 15, 2017 | Daniel 7:1, 11-14 | Rev. Rob Fuquay
The Power of a Dream I. The Power of Vision Every life is lived toward a horizon, a distant vision of what lies ahead. The quality of our action depends heavily on whether that horizon is dark with death or full of life. We do not dwell in the land of the living on the way to the land of the dying. We dwell in the land of the dying on the way to the land of the living. –Park Palmer
II. Daniel the Dreamer
III. Why Vision is Important for Change • Vision Doesn’t _____ Reality, It ______________Reality. Daniel 7:1..?..11-14. What One Thing Would Transform my Reality? • Vision is a ________________Preferred Future “Then the LORD answered me and said: Write the vision; make it plain on tablets…” Habakkuk 2:2 (NRSV) What’s in My Picture?
• Vision ___________________ Something of Me “Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.” Martin Luther King, Jr.
SCRIPTURE Daniel 7:1, 11-14 In the first year of King Belshazzar of Babylon, Daniel had a dream and visions of his head as he lay in bed. Then he wrote down the dream: I watched then because of the noise of the arrogant words that the horn was speaking. And as I watched, the beast was put to death, and its body destroyed and given over to be burned with fire. As for the rest of the beasts, their dominion was taken away, but their lives were prolonged for a season and a time. As I watched in the night visions, I saw one like a human being coming with the clouds of heaven. And he came to the Ancient One and was presented before him. To him was given dominion and glory and kingship, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that shall not pass away, and his kingship is one that shall never be destroyed.