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Sermon Notes : Pastor Steven Furtick – Wasted Rain

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My notes for Pastor Steven Furtick’s sermon Wasted Rain. From Elevation Church on November 15, 2020.

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Sermon Notes : Wasted Rain

  • Luke 4:19
  • December 13, 2020 will be the year end offering at Elevation “Favor”
  • Isaiah 55:8-11
  • God will make up the difference.
  • God is the god of revival, resurrection, and renewal
  • Before the rain, comes the repentance.
  • Do you believe the word of God can change your life?
  • God’s word does not override your thought process.
  • There has to be a forsaking before there is a filling.
  • God speaks to us, but we don’t have room to receive it.
  • How much time do you waste because you didn’t get God’s direction for your life first?
  • What are you doing with all of your sermon notes? You’ve got all the truth just sitting there. 
  • God has been trying to encourage you all week, but you’re still discouraged. Why? Because it went down the drain.
  • What promises has God tried speaking to you that you’ve just let go?
  • We are wasting the words that God has spoken over our lives.
  • That’s how he supplies all of your needs.
  • We can quote scripture over top of our problems because it means we don’t have to deal with it.
  • tHe word of God can not do what it needs to do if you have a jacked up thought process.
  • If you’re a pessimist, you will only hear the word in with the thought that it’s for someone else, but not yourself. (Ouch!)
  • Do we only associate God’s word with comfort? 
  • Are you wasting the rain?
  • If your thought process is programmed by the world, you’ll stop hearing his word.
  • Every time God speaks it comes with a purpose.
  • When you water the wrong thoughts and suggestions they take over everything in your life.
  • You waste the rain when your emotions are overrun with negativity, fear, and anxiety.
  • God is intentional – he doesn’t waste his word.
  • Even when God rambles, it’s revelation.
  • Every drop has a destiny.
  • Do you take for granted what God has placed in your life?
  • The word of God depends on your response to determine how powerful it will become in your life.
  • We start limiting our opportunities to the level of our insecurities.
  • The only way the rain doesn’t work is if there’s nothing in the ground to come forth…because the rain reveals what’s been planted.
  • Matthew 7:24-25
  • Rain brings revelation – don’t waste it.
  • Rain can come to test whether what you’ve heard is really in your heart.
  • The rain reveals what your house is really built on.
  • Are you going to get wisdom from the rain so that you don’t re-build your broken house on the same foundation?
  • God allows certain things to be taken away from your life so that you will rebuild on a solid foundation so you’re not living in an unstable place.
  • Stop letting worry sit on the throne in your heart.
  • James 5:17-18
  • It’s amazing what can make you back down.
  • What words have entered your soul to get you running from the very thing that you’ve been praying for?
  • Stop running from what you prayed for.

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