Icebreaker

What are some new goals you’ve set for yourself this year?

sermon Clip:

Purpose

The purpose of this lesson is to explore the limits of our spiritual vision and then transform by
seeing with vision from God.

Main Scripture

“Then Jesus placed his hands on the man’s eyes again, and his eyes were opened. His
sight was completely restored, and he could see everything clearly.” Mark 8:25 NLT

Discussion

The horizon always appears to be the end of the line. Where physical sight ends, imagination
and wonder can end shortly after. The same can go for our spiritual sight. Sometimes we measure what
God can do for us based on what we’ve already seen him do for us and for others. We can look at our
circumstances and measure God’s power based on our understanding of what the outcome could be.
We muffle our wonder and imagine the worst instead of embracing our trials with faith and believing for
the best. This week God wants us to know there is more beyond the horizon. Beyond what we can see,
ask, or even think, there is more. God wants to catapult us to the other side of what’s hindering us. God
wants us to hit our max, and then break through!

Q1 - What do you think your max is?

Q2 - What are some areas in your life you need God’s vision for breakthrough?

Why is maximizing our Spiritual vision
so important?

1. Before God can maximize our lives, He must first maximize our vision.

“Then the Lord took Abram outside and said to him, “Look up into the sky and count the stars if you can.
That’s how many descendants you will have!” Genesis 15:5 NLT

Q3 - God took Abram outside of his tent so he could see the stars because his tent was obstructing his vision. What are some “tents” or obstructions to the vision God wants you to see?  

Q4 - How can we remove those obstructions?

2. God will bless us as far as we can see. 

“I am giving all this land, as far as you can see, to you and your descendants[a] as a permanent possession.” Genesis 13:15 NLT

Q5 -  When the scripture says God is giving all this “land”, how does that relate to you? What is the land God is showing you?

Q6 - How has God changed your vision to have an impact on your descendants and other generations to come? Do you see your vision having a multigenerational impact? Why or why not?

3. Only when we see the max, will we achieve the max. 

“Today the Lord will conquer you, and I will kill you and cut off your head. And then I will give the dead bodies of your men to the birds and wild animals, and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel!” 1 Samuel 17:46 NLT

Q7 - David had big vision for defeating his enemy and it silenced any intimidation from Goliath. Does your vision intimidate you? How can God change that?

Q8 - How can we develop a victorious mindset like David so we can have victory over our enemies?

Declaration:

I declare that God is bigger than any weapon that would rise against me. God, I ask for your vision in my life. Wherever my vision has limits, I ask that you remove them. Help me to see beyond my physical limits God. Help me to see over my physical horizon into the spiritual realm where you dwell. I believe that nothing is impossible with you. Max me out God! I want more of what you have for me!

impact moment:

We began working on the construction of our parking lot at our Hallmark campus. We are planning to make more room and put a nicer pavement so we can get our permits for the building. Your giving is what makes this possible, so thank you for all that you do.

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Application:

Pray some big prayers this week! Those things on your prayer list that almost seem ridiculous are the things God wants to max out. Declare those dreams and plans over your life and follow the Holy Spirits instruction!