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Please remember that these are not my own words, but the notes I took while Pastor Stephen was speaking. Context will be needed. Click here to watch The Blessing of a Closed Door on YouTube. Also, I’ve linked the Bible verses, so you can click to read those.
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Sermon Notes : The Blessing of a Closed Door
- John 20:19-22
- Watch God work.
- Are you worshipping God because of what he can do for you, or because of who he is?
- If all you’ve experienced is open doors, you’ll begin to take it for granted.
- A closed door makes you grateful for an open door.
- A closed door is not the end of the story but the beginning a decision.
- Not All Closed Doors Are The Same
- God doesn’t close all doors – fear can do that too.
- A subconscious defense mechanism.
- 3 John 1:2
- There’s closed doors outside of you because there is a closed door inside of you.
- Unlock what’s on the inside to unlock what is on the outside.
- If you don’t let anyone close enough to hurt you, no one will be close enough to bless you.
- God loves you and will walk through the walls of your heart.
- Revelation 3:20
- Some Closed Doors Are A Setup
- Sometimes God closes doors.
- Acts 1:4
- God calls you to something beyond your ability.
- He will put you in a position that is over your head.
- If God has closed the door in your life it is either because you aren’t ready for your breakthrough or your breakthrough isn’t ready for you.
- Wait on God’s timing.
- Are you mature enough to thank God for the no’s in your life?
- When the door opens, it’s game time.
- There’s nothing worse than getting the right thing at the wrong time.
- The right thing at the wrong time is not a blessing.
- So often when we have a problem, we look everywhere but God.
- Preparation time.
- Matthew 6:6
- If I’m praying and looking, I’m not praying in faith.
- We have to know that God will do it.
- Our faith builds in the closed door seasons.
- Don’t Get Used To Closed Doors
- Closed doors are preparation time, but you don’t need to get used to losing.
- It’s a season, not a life sentence.
- Some closed doors are the enemy, and those are the doors that God will kick in.
- The miracle is at the door.
- Pray with expectation and faith.