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Monday Morning Commentary

We continued our series Surround this weekend and we also celebrated the release of our worship team’s latest album (released everywhere Tuesday).  The sermon was based on Ezekiel 37:1-10 and it was called, “Catch your breath!”

My husband taught us that what continually surrounds you will eventually seep into your soul.  In Ezekiel 37, Ezekiel prophesied to dead bones.  He preached to what God said, not what he saw.  We can shift our perspective when we stop describing our problems, and start declaring God’s promises.

When Ezekiel prophesied to the bones, they came to life.  But then he had to prophesy to the breath.  There are situations in my life that are dead and look dead (bones).  But then there are situations that on the outside look alive but have not life inside.  The enemy wants to take my breath away.

The Hebrew word for breath is Spirit.  Acts 1:8 tells us that we will receive power then the Holy Spirit comes on us.  The power is in the breath.

This sermon was amazing.  One of my favorites of the year.  You can watch it later today on the Elevation Network, in our archive and on our podcast. And don’t forget, every sermon is also available on the Elevation App for your smart phone.  And don’t forget about Tuesday (the worship album release).

Have a great Monday!

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Monday Morning Commentary

We began our new series, Surround, this weekend.  The series is based on Isaiah 48:5

Therefore I told you these things long ago;
    before they happened I announced them to you
so that you could not say,
    ‘My images brought them about;
    my wooden image and metal god ordained them.’

The message was titled, “I told you so.”   And it was based on the premise that God that we are surrounded with the evidence of God’s faithfulness.  Throughout the message we took a look back at God’s faithfulness over the life of our church.  My husband reminded us that God wants us to believe even when we cannot see what He is doing.  The message was so inspiring for us to give and to sacrifice in order to be a part of what God is doing in our church, and our city and our world.

If you have never heard the story of our church, you will love this message.  You can watch it today on the Elevation Network, in our archive and on our podcast. And don’t forget, every sermon is also available on the Elevation App for your smart phone.

Have a great Monday!

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Ghosts of Halloweens Past

I know Halloween isn’t for everyone.  My family did not celebrate it growing up.  For us Halloween is about family and community and about sharing.  Whether you go to a trunk or treat or a trick or treat or a fall festival, it is a great time to be together and have fun.

When I put these pictures together, I suddenly felt very old and grown up and also very thankful for the family I have been blessed with.  The days are long but the years are short!

Happy Fall!

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Monday Morning Commentary

We finished our series, How to be Brave, this weekend with probably my favorite message of the series.  The title of the sermon was, “See It Through.”

The message was came from Philippians 4:12-19 and 2 Kings 6:15-19.  In 2 Kings 6 we find the story of Elisha and the chariots of fire surrounding him.  Elisha was surrounded by the enemy who wanted to kill him but the enemy was surrounded by the Lord’s army.  Elisha prayed that his servant’s eyes would be opened to see the Lord’s protection.

The enemy was surrounding Elisha but the Lord was surrounding the enemy.  We learned that help is not on the way, help is here.  I simply must look through my enemy to the protection from the Lord.  I must see His protection through the attack.  I must see His supply through my need.  My weakness, my need, is the lens God wants me to look through to see His love.  I must see His faithfulness through my failure and His provision through my need.

My strength is directly connected to what I see.  Psalm 121 says, I will look to the hills where my help comes from.  Maker of heaven and earth.  I must learn to see it through.

What and incredible series.  If you missed any of the weeks, you can watch it today on the Elevation Network, in our archive and on our podcast.  And don’t forget, every sermon is also available on the Elevation App for your smart phone.

Have a great Monday!

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