A Year of Sermon Notes

When 2020 started I made a silent commitment to sketch note every Sunday Sermon from my home church of TRBC. By the grace of God I completed them all and then some! Man, what a year; who would have known what this year would have had in store!

I compiled everything TRBC-related in a PDF – download it for free at the link down below!

Seasons of the Soul – Week 4

“Jesus is not in the shame business; He is in the resurrection business.”

This is the closing message of the Seasons of the Soul series over at @waymaker.church ! Such a good series; I really enjoyed seeing how they do things over there. Even though I don’t physically attend the churches that I sketchnote (I mean, other than TRBC) I love that I can hop into practically any church online and really feel at home. Christ’ words are eternal and echoed in unison constantly. There is so much good work being done for the kingdom I wish I could capture it all!

With this series; I wanted to make them all connect in case you like to print things out and put them together. In hindsight I probably should have made this a square and thus creating a cycle. Maybe next time. 🤷‍♂️

Unknown God

Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent… Acts 17:30

I could go on and on about idols and the things we turn into idols but I think Pastor Jonathan sums it up pretty succinctly here. The thing we create are not our gods and are not worthy or worship. We must remain vigilant in remembering that. Great preaching at @thomasroad !

Pray

Sometimes it’s so easy for the most important things to become obscured. It’s not that anything else is bigger; it’s just there’s so much of it.

Season of the Soul – Week 3

From birth I was cast on you; from my mother’s womb you have been my God. Psalm 22:10

Back to waymaker; this time for Winter. This one was heart-wrenching. The end game is beautiful in that we get to witness God’s restorative power but getting there is hard. Psalm 22 lived out and on display this week. If you are looking for encouragement in your marriage and an example of the powerful grace that God provides then I’d highly recommend checking this service out.

Also, I can’t help but mention Debra Fileta’s “Love in Every Season.” This book details the different seasons we go through specifically in relationships and marriages and details the strategies to thrive through each one. It’s an interesting look at the cycles we go through and what to expect when we encounter each one.

Better Together

“None of us can do this on our own.”

How Can I Know I Am Born Again

How can I know I am born again? 😳

Whenever I offer to sketchnote a sermon for a pastor I find that they never give me a boring sermon to sketchnote. They are usually the rough ones and this one from Dale Partridge at @relearnhq is no exception. I listened to this video on YouTube quite a few times over and while I’ve heard the story of Nicodemus from John 3 many many times I’ve never heard it from this perspective. He really brings to life the confusion that Nicodemus felt and the confusion we feel when we address this topic from a Biblical perspective and not a moralism perspective.

I’ve condensed down a pretty deep message here so I highly recommend checking out the sermon to get full clarity. 🙌

Exodus 18:23

Did you know a group of tigers is called an AMBUSH!? Totally fitting and genuinely terrifying. The imagery in this verse should probably be from the perspective of us being the tiger although I’m sure some of you out there are enduring situations far worse than encountering an ambush of tigers…

Season of the Soul – Week 2

If you would have asked me yesterday what a “Fugazi” was I would have responded “Oh that’s a punk band from the 90’s.” Not anymore! Always learning, always learning…

I headed back over to @waymaker.church (online) to catch the next sermon in their Seasons of the Soul series and it continues to be revelatory. There’s a lot of content so it’s a little hard to capture it all here but the message of being open to removing things in your life that is holding you back from God’s greater purpose is a timely one. Pastor @jondupin doesn’t pull a lot of punches so you may end up questioning some things in your life; get ready. Also, the baptisms that happened afterwards are super inspirational!

I’m probably going to finish out the series so I thought about experimenting with making them all connect when printed out. I did this back for the Easter series for TRBC but haven’t done it with a sermon series so it’ll be a new adventure for all of us. 😅

All In!

Scott Bullman came in HOT with this message about Elisha from 1 Kings. A timeless message for a timeless need – to see God’s people on fire for Him.

Side Note: He barely mentioned the Clemson Tigers but I don’t need much provocation to add a tiger to a sermon note. 😅