Below you’ll find my Too Grown to Give Up Sermon Notes as preached by Steven Furtick at Elevation Church on May 16, 2021. Elevation is located in the suburbs of Charlotte, North Carolina, but can we watched from anywhere online.
I took two pages of notes in my journal this morning and they were too good not to share with you.
I’ll share all of my sermon notes in their entirety, but here are a few highlights worth quoting:
- You don’t know what you’ve got until you’re grown
- God often hides the most significant things to protect it until the time is right
- People want miracles when what they need is maturity.
- Is God waiting for us to outgrow something we are praying for him to remove? Growth. is chosen.
- When you’re tempted to quit, you only see the benefits because the devil knows how to hide the price tag.
- Sometimes when you want to quit, what you need to do is shift.
Too Grown to Give Up Sermon Notes in Speaking Order
These sermon notes were written by me after listening to Steven Furtick’s sermon on May 16, 2021. I give all the credit to Pastor Furtick for the content. However, know that what you’ll read below is not necessarily verbatim, but what I was able to jot down as he spoke. It may reflect some of my own interpretations.
As a child of God, you are never at the mercy of your emotions.Steven Furtick
Scripture: Hebrews 11:23-29
You don’t know what you’ve got until you’re grown.
Moses’ parents were able to see the purpose and potential in him before he could see it. They had the faith to see the significance in what was hidden.
God often hides the most significant things to protect it until the time is right. Sometimes it has to develop into what it was detined to be.
For creatives: if you show it to someone before you know it for yourself, you squash it.
– When God is doing something significant in your life, it’s good for it to remain hidden for a while.
To give us a picture of someone who didn’t quit, he gave us a picture of someone who was almost killed before he was called.Steven Furtick
At one point, he’s been tempted to quit everything significant he’s ever done.
Some of the most important people go through the heaviest attacks at the most formative times.
Sometimes we return to what we knew, because what is new is costing you.
People want miracles, but what about maturity?
Acts 7: Moses was 40 when he chose to be identified with God’s children, not Pharaoh’s daughter
Moses chose what he will be defined by. Even though his life began with trauma, he decided he would not be defined by something he became bigger than.
Is God waiting for us to outgrow something we are praying for him to remove?Steven Furtick
GROWTH IS CHOSEN
Are you so grown in your body, but so small in your spirit, that one person’s opinion can push you off your purpose?
SINS WITH BENEFITS – Hebrews 11:25
He chose the inconvenience of purpose.
If you do not appreciate what a sin is meeting, you cannot replace it in Jesus.
(Author’s note: Pastor Furtick did not say this eloquently in one quotable line, but what I took from this was deep. Basically, if we don’t identify the deeper need that a sin is meeting and find a healthy way to replace it with something healthy in God, the root will keep reappearing.)
Epidemic of Quitters
We have to stop being addicted to the gospel message of quitting (without understanding the deeper meaning of what I just explained above).
We have an epidemic of quitters. There is a sin of quitting. We’re too grown to give up that easily.
Verse 26 says that disgrace for the sake of Christ is of greater value than the treasures of Egypt.
The more tempted you are to quit, the greater the significance.
Push Past Insecurity
The richness of intimacy is worth being willing to push past insecurity.
When you’re tempted to quit, you only see the benefits because the devil know how to hide the price tag.
You can’t quit every time you don’t understand something.
Judging others is the greatest escape from having to reflect on myself. (But the surcharge is shame).
Relief is not freedom => the devil highlights the benefit and hides the expense.
Every time I wanted to quit, it was time to shift. Instead of quitting, consider shifting how you’re doing things.