Immeasurably More

This is the first post in the Passion 2013 series. These are my notes from Louie Giglio’s message on January 1, 2013 at the Passion Conference entitled “ Immeasurably More.”

Key Text: Ezekiel 36:24-30; 37:1-14

God wants to do immeasurably more in and through your life than you could ask. 

Every human being is born dead because of the foolishness of sin. We are responsible for our own foolishness and captivity to sin. Because of this foolishness, we forget who God is. Despite our foolishness, God intervenes. Even when we fully deserve God’s judgment, He is merciful and gives His chosen people a new Spirit that desires Him (even if we don’t ask for it).

Jesus brings focus in the midst of chaos. In Mark 9:14-30, we see Jesus deal directly with the issue of belief/unbelief despite a large crowd and a child flailing on the ground and foaming at the mouth. He chooses to focus on the heart issues instead of the external distractions. Just like the father in the passage, the cry of every repentant heart is “I do believe! Help my unbelief.”

Ezekiel’s vision of the valley of dry bones (Ezekiel 37:1-14) clearly illustrates the order of salvation:

  • The Word of God is proclaimed (v. 4-8)
  • The Spirit of God regenerates (v. 9-10)
  • The glory of God is known and magnified (v. 11-14)

Only God has the ability to bring the dry bones of our sin-wrecked souls back to life. Apart from the intervention of God in mercy and grace, we are hopeless heaps of dry bones in sin’s valley of darkness. Just like the bones in Ezekiel, Jesus transforms lives and then sends them out as a vast army to magnify His glory and advance His Kingdom.

-Lawson
Learn It. Love It. Live It.

Want more Passion content? See my notes from Passion 2011 and Passion 2012

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About Lawson Hembree
Lawson is an entrepreneur, ministry leader, and outdoors enthusiast who also enjoys blogging about business, ideas, and theology. Want to continue the discussion or write a guest post? Let's Connect!

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