50/50 Faith

Welcome back to a normal Tuesday post with sermon notes from this past weekend! 🙂 I’m trying to get back on track but I’m definitely juggling several things right now so I appreciate your patience when I don’t get posts up in time.


We started worship this week with an incredible opening song that I have no idea the name of, and then continued by singing “Do It Again” and “Love Won’t Give Up” (new music from Elevation Worship), followed by “Reckless Love“.  Then we got to celebrate several baptisms and testimonies, after which we sang “Total Praise” by Richard Smallwood.

My notes read:

  • 1 Samuel 14:6
  • When you give up your need for certainty, you can gain a true confidence that is independent of circumstance.
  • The more I try to make faith into a formula, the less valuable it is to me.
  • I need a faith that can be patient with mystery and stand up against the worst things that happen.
  • Transition gives us opportunity to trust God.
  • When you lose the ability to hear the voice of God, you waste worry, time, effort, etc.
  • 1 Samuel 13:23-14:14
  • The enemy always attacks you at the passages of transition.
  • Be careful about who you talk to about what God is doing inside of you.
  • Victory requires vulnerability.
  • The value isn’t so much in the idea as it is in the courage to act on the idea.
  • Exodus 28:29-30
  • Some of us are living in silence with God because we’re living in bitterness with others.
  • Why would God do for you what He gave you the strength to do?
  • God won’t reveal truth if I don’t move towards it.
  • Experience is the friend of wisdom but it can be the enemy of faith.
  • It takes faith to move on a “maybe”.
  • Even if “it” doesn’t work, God will.
  • God is mystery but He’s revealed His character is trustworthy.

We ended with singing “Do It Again“.  You can watch the full message here:

Much love,


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