Elevation Church 2021 Sermon Highlights

by Sami

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I documented the Elevation Church 2021 sermon highlights below.

Christmas 2021 happened on a Saturday this year, so not every church held a Sunday morning service. But Elevation Church in Charlotte, NC had worship and then a recap of some of the best moments from their 2021 sermons.

This is a recap of those Elevation sermons and where you can watch the full message:

Same Devils New Levels

Where in your life are you using an old strategy for a new season?

People have the heart, but they never saw how. So now they’re out fighting grown-up battles with teenage tactics. You have to grow into this season, assignment, challenge, and anointing you’ve had all along. It’s not automatic.

We have to shift the strategy to match the season.

From Steven Furtick’s message Same Devils, New Levels on January 31, 2021

Running on Empty

Main Points: Cry Out. Reach out. Pour Out. Live on What is Left.

Sometimes we feel like we don’t have enough to make it. You may be going through the hardest thing you’ve ever been through. The Lord wants you to just keep pouring because the miracle only happens while you move.

The widow was never pouring from a full jar. She was pouring from a jar that only had a little bit of oil. If you wait for a full jar, you’ll never experience the power of God in your life.

Sometimes when you pour, it feels like a sacrifice (that no one will ever see). Luke 6:38 says, “Give and it will be given to you.” Jesus said to keep giving and I will pour into you.

Our instincts say to hold on tight but Jesus says to keep giving and He will keep giving to us.

2 Kings 4:6, “When all the jars were full, she said to her son, Bring me another one.” But he replied, “There is not a jar left.” Then the oil stopped flowing. 7 She went and told the man of God, and he said, “Go, sell the oil and pay your debts. You and your sons can live on what is left.

When you’re in a fighting season, keep pouring and live on what’s left. Don’t be afraid of the empty spaces, because empty is where God does his best work.

The above are excerpts from Holly Furtick’s message, ‘Running on Empty

Troubled Mind & an Open Door

Rev 3:8: “I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name.”

Strength vs. Schemes

2 Cor 2:11 proclaims, “in order that Satan might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes.”

It’s not about the strength, it’s about the strategy. Satan is not stronger than you. We give the devil too much credit sometimes.

John 16:33, “…in the world you will have trouble. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

1 John 4:4 says, “greater is he who is in you than he who is in the world“.

Your body can be in one place and your mind can be in another. Our minds can drift to the possibly and away from the present.

Where your mind can slip away to: DOOR

  • Disappointments
  • Outcomes
  • Offenses you can’t get over
  • Regrets of the opportunities you can’t get back

Taken from “A Troubled Mind and an Open Door” by Steven Furtick on September 19, 2021

Stop Crying, It’s Coming

Trauma is real. Jesus cried and then he came. Stop crying, it’s coming.

You have to let go of former glory to receive present help.

That means the same Jesus who cried at the gate came to the tomb. It’s the same person. He came to show them who he was and reinvent their concept of God.

John 11:43: “When he had said this, Jesus called in a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!” 44 The dead man came out, his hands and feet wrapped with strips of linen, and a cloth around his face. Jesus said to them, “Take off the grave clothes and let him go.”

He Cried. He Came. and then He Called. You have to call some things out today. They won’t just come automatically.

The sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing to the glory that will be revealed.

Don’t allow what you don’t have to keep you from working with what you do have.

You can cry, but eventually, you have to come and call those things that be not as they are. Commitments can be broken, covenants cannot…especially when one of the parties is one who cannot lie.

Taken from the sermon “Stop Crying It’s Coming” by Steven Furtick on September 19, 2021.


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