Window to the Past

Romans 8:28
“We know that in all things God works for the good of those
love Him, who have been called according to His purpose”

Introduction: Here are the notes from our Sunday service that concluded our DREAM series. In this series we talked about the DREAM, or VISION of Olathe Life Fellowship and also the dream of each individual person. Yes, YOUR DREAM! What is your dream? And I am not talking as it relates to your church... but your dream for your personal life here on earth?

When we were kids didn't we have dreams of what life could be, or should be? I did! I still do. Though I must admit sometimes I get so caught up in the day to day grind that I forget to DREAM.

One day I will die (hopefully not anytime soon!) and I will stand before God... and the nagging thought I have (that almost haunts me actually) is, "did I accomplish my purpose? Did I fulfill God's dream for my life? Did I do what I was created to do? Or, did I just survive?"

Maybe those thoughts don't ring in your head, but they do mine. I've got maybe 90, and if I'm really blessed 100 years to live here on earth... i want to make something of it! Don't you want to make something of you life? I hope so!

I could write for hours on this topic... it fascinates me.

1) Define our CORE VALUES.
Matthew 13:45-46 “Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like a merchant on the lookout for choice pearls. When he discovered a pearl of great value, he sold everything he owned and bought it!”
Core Values help our AIM in life!

2) Spiritual GIFTS.
Romans 12:6 “We have different gifts, according to the grace given us.” 1 Peter 4:10 says we “should use whatever gift (we) have received to serve others…”
CHALLENGE: Begin to explore your past experiences to determine your sweet spot…and then live your dream!


What do you feel are your core values?
What do you have a passion to do, and enjoy doing?
What have you learned from your past?
How can you help others from what you’ve learned from your past?
Thinking about your past, is there anything unique that could be used to inspire others? (i.e. Death of a parent, death of a spouse, overcoming illness, overcoming addiction, etc.)