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Sermon Notes : Pastor Steven Furtick – Plot Twist

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My notes for Pastor Steven Furtick’s sermon Plot Twist. From Elevation Church, June 2020.

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Please remember these are not my own words, but simply the notes I took while listening.

Sermon Notes : Plot Twist

  • God saw this year coming.
  • John 4:4-30
  • You don’t get to choose who God uses, and you don’t get to choose what he does.
  • We all have to go through Samaria (some area)
  • …where we’ve been hurt or disappointed
  • So now instead of going through we try to go around.
  • Jesus is a barrier breaker.
  • If we don’t hope for anything we won’t be hurt by anything.
  • The disciples were thinking about a meal, but Jesus was thinking about a harvest.
  • Keep asking questions.
  • When you follow Jesus, you have to learn to like surprises
  • Biiiiiig difference between worshipping a tradition and pursuing truth
  • It’s okay that sometimes we get caught off guard.
  • God is constantly keeping us guessing.
  • Every disruption is not recognized as divine.
  • God has scripted a much bigger arc for you life than how you are feeling this week.
  • It’s never the things you expect that disrupt your life.
  • We have to continue to approach each day like it is the day that the Lord has made.
  • It’s important to be attuned to what the Holy Spirit is doing in us because we never know…
  • You must go through Samaria – while we’re trying to fill our jars, God is trying to fill us.
  • God can bring forth a fruitful situation from a barren womb.
  • It wasn’t supposed to be the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob – it was supposed to be the God of Abraham, Isaac and Esau…but PLOT TWIST!
  • God has a way of putting his right hand instead of his left hand – right hand is the hand of blessing and authority.
  • God says I see people using you, but they don’t know what’s in you – and I’m going to bless you in this season even though you have told yourself this is all it can ever be.
  • God doesn’t need you to be educated just available, just open, just humble, just a disciple, just committed. Plot twist!
  • He is the God of the plot twist!
  • Not only does God bless the wrong people from an earthly perspective – like a woman at a well, or a trickster named Jacob – not only does he being forth nations from people who’s names carry baggage, or whose names we don’t even know – he uses them for a purpose that nobody can understand.
  • God is using people in this season that we walk past.
  • We can get settled into our stories and situations…just trying to survive.
  • For 22 years Jacob thought Joseph was dead – the miracle happened between somebody that was as good as dead.
  • Genesis 48:11
  • Just about the time you are ready to stop believing in God – don’t stop yet!
  • He takes what the enemy meant for evil and uses it for good in your life! 
  • God is a generational God.
  • We serve the God of the plot twist – he knows our REAL name.
  • What is the thing that you’ve given up on in your life?
  • Not only did he minister to the woman, but he sent the woman to get the whole town.
  • He skipped a meal, but he reaped a harvest.
  • The things about you that you don’t like, he’s going to leverage them for greater grace to be released in your life.
  • He is turning things around right now! You will have joy again! 🙌
  • Get ready for unexpected blessings in unlikely places.
  • God is renovating your heart in this season.
  • Setting me free from being so selfish.
  • He gives us the water that never runs dry, a source of living water.
  • What is the enemy trying to convince you to give up on because what you carry is so significant?
  • What’s in your well?
  • What other wells are you digging in your life right now?
  • You had to survive! You had to rise up!
  • It’s generational! 
  • God loves people just like you.
  • Some of y’all are breaking curses and you don’t even know it.
  • God will be with you.
  • God will bless you better than anybody else can curse you.
  • He will show you what is within you.
  • She was already carrying what she came for. 
  • You’ve already got it!

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