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Sermon Notes : Holly Furtick – Shut Up and Shine

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My notes for Pastor Holly Furtick’s sermon Shut Up and Shine. From Elevation Church on October 4, 2020.

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Please remember these aren’t my own words, simply the notes that I took while listening.

Sermon Notes : Shut Up and Shine

  • Impartation happens up close.
  • How was it possible that Paul could have so much joy in the middle of being in prison?
  • You don’t have to say everything you think.
  • We can hurt those we love with what we don’t say, and the ways we don’t encourage them. 
  • Words hold weight – what you choose to say or not to say is important.
  • We have to learn to pay attention to everything that comes out of our mouths.
  • Our thumbs can sometimes cause more damage than our tongues. (Don’t be a keyboard bully!)
  • How can we be a part of the solution instead of just adding to the noise?
  • Philippians 2:14-16
  • Paul teaches that the things that you do not say can sometimes have just as much power as the things you do say.
  • “Do everything without grumbling or arguing.”
  • Complaining can be fun and arguing can be completely necessary.
  • They can be counterproductive – complaining rarely improves your circumstances.
  • We say things all day long that we are not even aware of.
  • Complaining spirals out of control so fast and makes us completely focus on the negative.
  • It’s harder to see it when we are the ones doing it, even though it’s easy to see when others do it.
  • Negativity slows your progress – it distracts you from the things you can actually control, like your attitude.
  • Philippians 1:11-14 
  • The antidote to complaining is rejoicing.
  • Arguing keeps me from experiencing true connection.Pac
  • If my goal is purely to win the argument, I lose.
  • When someone is defending themselves, they are not hearing you because they are trying to protect themselves.
  • Colossians 4:6
  • We need to learn how to ask questions – good questions!
  • Do you care more about your relationship than you do about making a point?
  • Call yourself back to joy.
  • The way to redirect someone is not to shout – it’s to shine!
  • Learn how to shine, especially when things are not going well.
  • Hold firm to God’s word.
  • “The best way to impact the people around you is to make a change in yourself.”
  • Pack your own lunch!!!
  • You do what you can do and stop worrying about what other people are doing.
  • You can only ever change yourself.
  • Sometimes the greatest impact that you will have on the people in your life will not be  based on the words you say but on the life that you live.
  • Let’s all stop shouting at each other and start shining.
  • Keep your mouth shut, and do the work that you need to do. The Shunammite woman is the epitome of this in action.
  • If you go to God you will never be alone in what you are experiencing.
  • You can cling to the promise that God will never leave you nor forsake you.

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