“Only God’s love can fill the hunger in our soul.” @derwinlgray at @transformationchurch

This was a good one; as one who has “people-pleasing” tendencies this is the message I needed to hear. 

The people pleasing is a futile act. Like Dr. Gray states: “No amount of human approval will be enough.” The verses he quotes here are powerful – especially when Paul details what he’s willing to endure for the Gospel. I love the idea not of becoming offensive, but becoming un-offendable. I took so many notes for this one but as you can see there’s not enough room to pack it all. If you lean to people pleasing, it would be worth your time to check out!

I’m constantly amazed and encouraged by the sheer amount of amazing preaching that is available right now. 🙌 More to come this week.

Forgetting the Past with a Heart for the Future

“The God that breathed these words thousands of years ago is the same God of today and tomorrow!” Pastor Jonathan Falwell

Sunday morning at @thomasroad

At the beginning of 2020 I set one goal – to sketch note every sermon of my home church of Thomas Road. This last sketch finishes that goal! Phew! It’s hard to stay consistent but I’ve learned a lot this year and the practice of doing this was definitely worth it. I continue to be amazed with all of the awesome people doing the Lords work in person and especially on social media. I haven’t exactly planned out what next year looks like for this page or for sketchy sermons in general but once I do I’ll let you know. Like always – suggestions are totally welcome!

God bless you all! 🙌

A Thrill of Hope: Hope for the Heart

“The Prince of Peace is the very source we have all been looking for. But when looking in the wrong place, we find pain not peace.” Pastor Jonathan Falwell

Sunday morning at @thomasroad

Hope in Gods Way in Gods Time

“If you don’t stand firm in your faith then you will not stand at all.” – Isaiah 7:9

Pastor @treyvancamp shows up a lot in my feed; this man is PROLIFIC. I headed to and caught his latest sermon over there and frankly, it was awesome. He walks us through Isaiah 7 – a chapter with a lot of imagery and the telling of the coming of the Messiah and there is so much to unpack there. I could barely fit the notes on a single page and what you see here is a trimmed down version of that! Head over to Youtube and check out this message; I promise you will be blessed! 🙌

Hope Changes Everything

Sunday morning at @thomasroad! Hope changes everything! Scott Bullman presented a great sermon on anchoring ourselves to the hope that only Jesus provides. 🙌🏼

Hope Revealed

Sunday morning at @thomasroad . @charlesbillingsleybroke out in some fire a cappella in the middle of his own sermon! One of my sons said “and that’s without auto tune!”

And Always Be Thankful

Sunday morning at @thomasroad. I appreciated this message heading into Thanksgiving. I tried to capture the “table” illustration but you probably need to see the service to get the full effect! 😅

The Beginning and the End

Sunday morning at @thomasroad . Always a good word!

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! 🙌