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My notes from what Pastor Steven Furtick preached on this week are as follows:
- John 5:7
- It can be frustrating when you’re giving your best effort but it still doesn’t seem to be enough.
- John 5:1-7
- Sometimes you can fix the symptom but don’t address the system that created the symptom–the root of it.
- Jesus doesn’t taunt us into transformation.
- Before Jesus could help the man walk, He had to help Him want. He had to restore the man’s hope that walking again could be possible.
- Sickness is cyclical, and with each cycle, hope usually wanes.
- If sickness becomes normal to you, it becomes easier to accept that condition than to challenge it, because to challenge it means to risk disappointment.
- John 5:8
- Before Jesus could help the man walk, He had to heal His will.
- There’s some stuff that’s in your story that God didn’t speak and it doesn’t belong there.
- To take on shame and things Jesus paid for is to snatch them back off of the cross and try to pay for it yourself.
- Now that grace is here, there are things that aren’t true about us anymore.
- Grace must become the dominant reality in your life.
- Religion tries to say that healing was the man’s reward for obedience, instead of from Jesus’ heart to heal His people.
- The whole reason Jesus showed up for one person was to overturn an entire system.
- Sometimes my “trying” gets in the way of my trusting.
- You keep thinking you will be healed if you get up, but you can’t on your own.
- Jesus wants to help you want Him.
- You will not receive certain things in your life by trying, only by trusting.
- This is not a time to try harder but to trust more.
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