“A vision appeared to Paul in the night: a man of Macedonia was standing and appealing to him, and saying, ‘Come over to Macedonia and help us’” (Acts 16:9).

Even Paul needed a renewed ministry vision; from one that was provincial and familiar to something global and uncharted. Paul had planned only to re-visit the churches he had established (15:36). There is nothing wrong with his plan but, like most of us, when it comes to the work of the Kingdom his plans were too small. Thus, God gave him a vision for a work 200 miles further from any place he had ever been. The Church’s missional presence necessitates our being a visional people. The construction of God’s future is not accomplished by continually retracing our steps and varnishing our past.

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