“The Progress Reality: Because we broke it, we need to allow God time to fix it, reset it, rebuild it.”
“Everything that matters in life has a process to it. Healing is a process. Forgiveness is a process. Loving people is a process.” “Deliverance = moment, Freedom = process”
“Don’t get caught building on broken foundations.”
“You need to give the holy spirit at least as much time to fix your life, as you gave the devil time to wreck it."
“This is what most churches look like. People who just got out of surgery, trying to do stuff!”
“You can always find reasons to sin…they even use Bible verses to do it!”
“This Christian life cannot be about how much we can get away with. It needs to be about how much the Holy Spirit can do in our lives! And if it costs you something, so be it!”
“Some of you right now are making progress, but it’s painful…stay in it!”
“Stop defining progress by the standards of this world!” “Non Christians are telling you there’s not progress—they don’t know the boss you work for!”
“Ya wanna know where you’ll bee in 5 years, show me your 5 convictions that matter! A reality in my own life that I understand is that most great convictions come at the expense of comfort.” “Convictions are based out of commands—God said it, so you do it.” “Some Christians have convictions with loopholes.”
“Empty activity vs. spirit-led movements”
“Living spirit-led involves two things:
The convictions you hold. Ideas will come and go, convictions are immovable! What are your standards? What do you believe? What are you fighting for? The best convictions are the always the hardest to hold to. Being conviction-led, comes down to staying fed. You thought your fuel was gonna be relationships, so you go from church to church!
The covenant you trust (promise from God, timeless truth). The difference between the Christian that is fruitful and the Christian that is not..is the trust factor. Some Christians think we have a contract with God, we don’t! It’s a covenant. You can’t stop a covenant! There is a promise for every problem!
“Generosity is not a matter of money, it’s a conviction.”
This teaching and assignment is from Carl Lentz’s sermon on the Hillsong App! It’s about $8/month, but totally worth it, and if you just want to listen to this particular teaching, they do offer a free week!
This week, read:
Can you identify areas of your life that you ARE making progress in your faith/life? Look back 1 year (if you’ve been saved that long)...what’s different?
What do you think it would look like in your life to “work hard to show the results of your salvation”?
Is there anything the Holy Spirit is leading you to STOP doing right now?
Which is your favorite promise?