Day two at Passion 2k17 was just as fabulous as day one. Day two consisted of 4 sessions. So to make this short and sweet I am going to give a few take aways from the day as a whole.
John Piper discussed the ultimate essence of evil and how putting anything above God is sin. He also pointed out Romans 14:23 which basically states that any action that doesn’t come from faith is sin. This verse really stood out to me. It’s something so so simple yet something we do while we don’t even realize that we do it.
Francis Chan preached from Isaiah 55 which talks about God’s ways being higher than ours, and his thoughts being higher than our thoughts. He pointed out that we tend to listen to OUR thoughts way too much. This sermon really spoke to me because I am totally guilty of justifying my actions by what I think. I’m so quick to tell myself my opinion, when I should be taking it to God, reading His word to see what he reveals to me. WHO CARES about what little me thinks. What HE thinks is the ONLY thing that matters. He is the ONLY authority. My favorite quote of the week was, “God doesn’t think of us the way we think of us, or even how we think he thinks of us.” His thoughts are so much higher than ours we can’t even try to reach his level. This sermon really just made me humble myself before Him.
Throughout day two, I was convicted left and right about things in my life that were not exactly reflecting Christ. As I am now home and have entered back into reality I am working on multiple things in my life that need some tweaking. I encourage you all to find something you are struggling with, give it to God and let him change you in this new year. Good Luck and God Bless!