Sunday Highlights

The highlight of today was celebrating baptisms at our Nashville and Bellevue campuses – over 55 60 people baptized today!

I love the energy and enthusiasm as the entire congregation worships together in celebration.

This is why we do what we do!

If I Perish, I Perish by Justin Davis

God is sovereign but I have a personal responsibility to pursue God’s plan for me.

We sometimes are victims to the decisions of other people in our life.   The decisions of other people can sometimes hijack the “more” God has for you.

Oftentimes we don’t find our calling as much as our calling finds us.

Esther 4:5-17

When Esther chose to trust God for “more” she didn’t know how or if God was going to show up.  But she chose to trust God anyway.

Three Things to Learn from Esther’s Story:

1)  God is always at work despite our circumstances.

Esther 2:7

2)  God’s silence does not equal God’s absence.

There is no mention of God in the book of Esther.

God’s hidden-ness is not his abandonment.

Don’t equate God’s silence with his absence in your life.

3)  The irony of living a life of “more” is that it often comes through surrender.

Esther 4:10-11

This is your time.

Esther 4:15-16

Where in your life do you need to trust God for “more’?

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  • Marni January 30, 2011  

    Thanks for sharing these notes – as you have been lately, Jenni. They have been great! 🙂

    Esther is my favorite book of the whole Bible – it sincerely, simply due to the very points made here.

    Esther’s story serves as a constant reminder in my life that God is always working in my life, even when I feel He is the farthest from me. Yet, I am quickly reminded that when I feel that way – I know it is not Him that moved, but me (away from Him).

    I know there are a few things swirling in my noggin about some very deep, personal situations that are calling out to me to just trust Him – and they deal with relationships in my life. If anything, this is the area He is calling out my trust in Him more than ever – the relationships in my life.