Stand Against the Powers

“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” Ephesians 6:12

I wanted to finish out this series with Pastor @richvillodas and everyone at @nlfnyc . I was blessed by this message because of the refocusing of the battle we are here to wage. Our allegiance isn’t to a political person or party; our allegiance is to Christ as He wages the battle against the evil one. The disconnection and the violence we see is from us fighting the wrong enemy. I wrote so many notes for this one and tried to distill it down but once again I’m done in by my own enemy: long sentences. 😅

Personally; I pray we are known by the love that Jesus commands us to be known by. This is a great message, if you have the time I highly recommend it!

Peace in the Midst of the Storm

“The name of the Lord is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.” Proverbs 18:10

Pastor Jonathan made a note that this sermon is not in response to the election. I think this verse is perfect though – don’t replace “the Lord” in the above verse with Trump or Biden. The righteous aren’t called to run to a political figure; we are called to run to the Lord.

I pray you all are doing well! 🙌

@thomasroad

I Got My Vision Back!

“Strengthen me, I pray, just this once, O God, that I may with one blow take vengeance on the Philistines for my two eyes!”

If I’m being honest, when I first pulled up the video for the @rampchurchintlSunday service I saw the timestamp of 2:14 and I was like “seriously, over two hours long?” By the end I was *exhausted* and grinning from ear to ear. Seriously; who knew a church service could be such a RIDE. I don’t think this sketchnote can do justice to what I just saw. The energy is unbelievable! I don’t know how Pastor @syyounger doesn’t just sleep for 24 hours straight after he preaches a service like that.

I have way too many notes to actually create a full sketchnote. Read this, watch the service, and then ask God for the vision on your own life! ⚡️⚡️⚡️

Stand Strong

“For this reason take up the full armor of God, so that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and having prepared everything, to take your stand.”

So – I see a fair number of sermons and this is honestly the first time I’ve seen a pastor rip apart of phone book with his bare hands and then break a bat with his back. 😳 I wasn’t expecting that and it was kinda awesome. @impactchurchforest is bringing something different!

Pastor Brad exhorts us to stand strong in the face of the enemy and the world at large. A powerful message for a time when it’s easier than ever to just blend in and be silent. ⚔️

The God of Relativism

“In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes.”

I’ve got to hand it to @charlesbillingsley because I can imagine being asked to preach about moral relativism has got to be a challenging call in multiple realms. I thought he handled it with all the knowledge, grace, and humor that he brings to every sermon. The only problem I had with this sermon is the same problem I have with all of Charles’ sermons; there’s just simply not enough space on this iPad to capture all the quotes, history, and lessons he packs into each sermon. I’d have to start working at poster size! 😅 Thank you Charles and @thomasroad ! 🙌

God, Politics, and the Church

“If any christian fits neatly into a political party then they don’t fit neatly into the Kingdom of God. The Kingdom of God trancends all political parties.” 😳

I started following Pastor @richvillodason twitter and was really impacted by his insight and the love that comes through his words. I decided to catch a sermon and it was so challenging I had to sketch it out. There were so many points and quotes that I just couldn’t fit in here. The best part was his conversion of 1 Cor 1:13 -> “Is Christ divided? Was Trump crucified for you? Were you baptized in the name of Biden?” Whoa.

I tried to fit what I could here but I highly recommend heading over over to @nlfnyc in Queens, NY. Wow…what a message.

The God of Status

“Do nothing out of rivalry or conceit, but in humility consider others as more important than yourselves.” Phil 2:3

Fantastic message from @thomasroadthis morning. Amen to THIS! 🙌🏻

Here’s the alternate version for those who saw the sermon! 🏍

House Divided: Journey Church

“When we take our cue from culture; division is inevitable. When we take our cue from Jesus; unity is guaranteed.”

This one wasn’t on the schedule. A few people have mentioned @journeyraleigh in Raleigh, NC because they tragically lost their pastor this week. I can’t imagine what they’re going through. I watched the latest sermon that he preached on unity in the church and it is pretty awesome. When you have a minute today say a prayer for our brothers and sisters and the Carroll family down in Raleigh. 🙏

The God of Materialism

“Life is tragic for those that have plenty to live on but nothing to live for.”

Great sermon from Pastor Jonathan at @thomasroad today. Day to day it’s so easy to focus on things that don’t matter in the long run. You can’t serve two masters my friend.

The Jericho Game Plan

For months I saw the sign for the Hope Company over on Leesville road and I had no idea it was a church? How awesome is that! I watched Pastor P.J. Preston bring a blessed message on a beautiful Sunday at an outdoor sermon in the parking lot. It’s so awesome to see how God’s message is still preached despite the restrictions! 🙌