Sermon Notes

Sermon Notes : Pastor Steven Furtick – The Momentum of a Decision

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Hi friends! I hope that you are doing wonderfully today. The sun is out today, so I’m calling it a good day here. 😀 Below you’ll find my sermon notes for Pastor Steven’s message at Elevation Church this weekend.

His sermon was titled “The Momentum of a Decision.” Honestly, this message has too many good nuggets to take away from it.

In the midst of some pretty major decisions on the horizon – Pastor Steven really made me realize that no matter the outcome, God is still going to choose me. That’s pretty great news.

Remember that I take my notes while he talks so context is needed. Be sure to go re-watch this! I’ll try to remember to come back and add the link after I see it’s been posted.

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Sermon Notes

  • Luke 5:11
  • There’s a difference between an event and a decision.
  • Offense is an event – offended is a decision.
  • My response to what someone else does to me, even if what they did hurts me, is a decision.
  • There are some things that I do that I can’t tell you why.
  • Every decision has a parent called emotion, every emotion is a decision of thought.
  • You make a decision in a certain state of mind, but then when you face challenges give up because those emotions can run deeper.
  • What does it mean to follow Jesus?
  • They left their stuff, but didn’t necessarily leave behind their beliefs.
  • Physical decisions are sometimes easier than emotional decisions.
  • The disciples walked away from their lives to follow someone who hadn’t even proven that what he said was true yet.
  • They didn’t have a backup plan.
  • Once we realize we can do it, sometimes we just have to do it.
  • Do you have the ability to just do the thing?
  • We can understand why more, if we look at the events that led up to it.
  • When you understand the event, you understand the decision.
  • The event doesn’t have to define the rest of your life, unless you allow it to.
  • Luke 5:1-11
  • Deep water; let down.
  • The deepest things God will do in our lives start shallow.
  • We tell ourselves that if we can’t understand it, then we don’t have to obey.
  • Delete something that is defeating you.
  • It’s not that the problem isn’t deep – but sometimes the solution is very simple.
  • Can you do a little thing different?
  • Nobody walks away from someone that they gave their heart to all at once.
  • One day we hang up on each other, and 5 years later we hate them.
  • Nobody decides that we want to have something that masters us for the rest of our lives – it’s a decision of momentum.
  • Can you make a positive decision even after you’ve experienced a negative result?
  • 2020 has been the year when we know that we have to do what God has called us to do anyway.
  • Grace is the power to change your decisions.
  • Don’t make decisions out of frustration that create more frustrations.
  • When I obey the word of the Lord, it breaks the flow of frustration.
  • You cannot think your way out of the flow of fear and frustration by thinking deeply about it.
  • Drop it.
  • It’s hard to drop the net when you’re drowning in disappointment.
  • Matthew 26:56
  • Receiving grace is a one time decision – following Jesus is moment by moment.
  • There’s a difference between the event of coming a Christian and the decision of being a disciple – you have to make that decision daily.
  • This doesn’t mean God can’t use you.
  • Jesus chose Peter because he knew that he would do something dumb – 
  • Do something that seems dumb for God, but is what God is using to take you deep.
  • Would it be dumb for you to forgive them? Do it.
  • It’s dumb to believe that God is still working out for good while we’re going through hell. Do it anyways.
  • There is no decision that you can make that will negate the will of God for our lives because he knew that we would do something dumb.
  • Right now in this moment you’ve got wisdom from that painful experience.
  • The momentum of shame can carry you into an even deeper state of despair.
  • Don’t use today’s wisdom as a weapon to beat yourself up over yesterday’s decisions.
  • God still chose you.
  • Peter’s destiny didn’t begin with Peter’s decision. Jesus chose Peter.
  • God knows what is in you.
  • Jesus is in YOUR boat.
  • It’s you he called, and it’s you he chose.
  • Your decision to choose God is not dependent on you…God chooses you.
  • God’s decision predates your dysfunction.
  • God doesn’t need your trophies.
  • 2 Peter 1:21
  • The momentum is not based in your decision – it’s based in HIS!
  • God has already decided what he thinks about you.

I hope that this message has blessed you as much as it blessed me. Let me know in the comments below what your favorite takeaway was. ⤵️

Enjoy the rest of your week. 💛


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