Online Communities - Featured Speaker

This week's featured speaker is: Jon Acuff

Date of the message: 4/18/14

Notes:

Statements:

  • 1. You don’t need to have the rest of your life figured out.
  • “God rarely gives us details; He gives us an invitation.” [11:52]
  • “God called David a “man after His own heart” not our of David’s character, but God’s character. That was a sign of God’s grace, not David’s qualification.” [14:00]
    • None of us are qualified, but in Chris we are qualified…you already have everything you need in Christ, but so often we run and look for it everywhere else.”
  • 2. You will be afraid and struggle with fear – and that’s OK. [14:52]
    • Bravery isn’t easy, but God knew that – the most repeated command in the Bible is “Do not be afraid.”
  • Matthew 6:26, “Look to the birds…are you not more valuable than they?” God chose an example that we would see every day, to serve as a constant reminder. [17:10]
  • “Being afraid isn’t failure; staying afraid is.” [18:35]
    • I’d rather face the fear of today than the regret of forever.
  • 3. Be patient. Go Slow. [19:17]
    • God moves us at the right pace. Isn’t it interesting that we try to rush the guy who invented time?
  • “One of the ways to distinguish when God is calling you to something and when the enemy is calling you to something: the enemy never says slow down.” [21:58]
  • “God’s going to do what God’s going to do. You won’t complete God.” [25:16]
    • He doesn’t invite us into His story because He needs us; He invites us because He loves us.
  • “God will never be handcuffed by your failures and He won’t be unleashed by your successes.” [25:32]
  • “If God seems quiet…maybe it’s because He’s got you embraced and He’s planning your party.” [27:03]

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"Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching.2 Timothy 4:2