Christmas 2020

Visited my family for Christmas 2020. This is a slideshow of the highlights.

Photo credit: myself and my parents.

#Passion2015 Screenshot highlights slideshow

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*Note: These images are screenshots taken from my devices.  They were not taken live. 

#Passion2015 Session 6 notes: Louie Giglio

Passion 2015 Session 6 notes: Louie Giglio

  • It’s really just begun.

There’s just one more thing that is finished:

  1. Satan’s power and reign is finished.
    • Hebrews 10:11-14 Day after day every priest stands and performs his religious duties; again and again he offers the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. But when this priest had offered for all time one sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God, and since that time he waits for his enemies to be made his footstool. For by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy.
      • Jesus has seated but he’s not yet reclined.
      • We may be in a fight right now but it is already finished. Satan is done.
      • The rule and reign of Satan ended the day Jesus died.
      • We’re just waiting for that day, the day his enemies will be made his footstool.
      • It all starts in the mind.
      • I know this thing is crawling on my arm but I also know the reality that Jesus has won this thing.
      • If you step into his mouth [Satan’s] he’s dead but he’s still talking but he’s only talking in the depth to you and me that we don’t know he’s dead. His story [Satan’s] was finished when Jesus was finished [when he died].
    • Hebrews 10:19-25 Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
      • We’re not fighting for victory, we’re fighting from victory.
      • We’re fighting because Jesus has already won.
      • You have to step into the battle but Jesus is fighting for us.
      • The game’s been changed.
      • It may look like everything has gone crazy, but we have further information.
      • But what Jesus is wanting to say to us today is upon further review.., to tetelestai, his plans, his purposes, in this world are finished. There is now a countdown on him that is counting down.
      • The enemy is going to an eternity of defeat but we are going to an eternity of celebration.
      • We have overcome with Him.
      • It is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

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Note: These notes were taken during session 6 of Passion 2015. They may or may not be Louie’s exact words.

#Passion2015 Session 5 notes: Matt Chandler

Passion 2015 Session 5 – Matt Chandler

Romans 11:33-36 Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! “For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor?” “Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?” For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.

4 things about God [from this passage] that will change and anchor our souls:

  1. God’s transcendent wealth
    • There was nothing until God said something.
  2. He is sovereign in his knowing
    • 1 Corinthians 3:18-23 Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you thinks that he is wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is folly with God. For it is written, “He catches the wise in their craftiness,” and again, “The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are futile.” So let no one boast in men. For all things are yours, whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or the present or the future—all are yours, and you are Christ’s, and Christ is God’s.
  3. God is inscrutable
    • Job 38:2-4 “Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge? Dress for action like a man;
      I will question you, and you make it known to me. “Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding.
    • James 4:14 yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.
    • Romans 9:20 But who are you, O man, to answer back to God? Will what is molded say to its molder, “Why have you made me like this?”
    • Will we believe and trust that He’s loving?
    • God is with you in the mess.
    • Look at the cross.
    • I am for you, I am not against you.
  4. God’s perfect self-sufficiency
  5. God’s glorious self-regard
    • Psalm 23:1-3 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures.
      He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
    • God is for God.
    • If God is about God then it’s not about me.
    • Repentance, confession, freedom, get up.

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Note: These notes were taken during session 5 of Passion 2015. They may or may not be Matt’s exact words.

#Passion2015 Session 2 notes: Francis Chan

Passion 2015 Session 2: Francis Chan

  • It’s You and Him. This [Passion 2015] is going to last another day .. but it’s about You and God. It has to be this way. Because what makes worship awesome is the object of our worship.
  • We should be excited to worship because of the object [God] of our worship.
  • We’re in the presence of God.

Matthew 25:40 ..‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers,you did it to me.’

  • We get to be part of God’s plan.

Exodus 19:9-17 And the Lord said to Moses, “Behold, I am coming to you in a thick cloud, that the people may hear when I speak with you, and may also believe you forever.” When Moses told the words of the people to theLord, the Lord said to Moses, “Go to the people and consecrate them today and tomorrow, and let them wash their garments and be ready for the third day. For on the third day the Lord will come down on Mount Sinai in the sight of all the people. And you shall set limits for the people all around, saying, ‘Take care not to go up into the mountain or touch the edge of it. Whoever touches the mountain shall be put to death. No hand shall touch him, but he shall be stoned or shot; whether beast or man, he shall not live.’ When the trumpet sounds a long blast, they shall come up to the mountain.” So Moses went down from the mountain to the people and consecrated the people; and they washed their garments. And he said to the people, “Be ready for the third day; do not go near a woman.” On the morning of the third day there were thunders and lightnings and a thick cloud on the mountain and a very loud trumpet blast, so that all the people in the camp trembled. Then Moses brought the people out of the camp to meet God, and they took their stand at the foot of the mountain.

  • I’m praying you never lose the wonder of prayer.
  • I pray that you never lose the wonder that you can be alone with Him.

Exodus 33:7-11 Now Moses used to take the tent and pitch it outside the camp, far off from the camp, and he called it the tent of meeting. And everyone who sought the Lord would go out to the tent of meeting, which was outside the camp. Whenever Moses went out to the tent, all the people would rise up, and each would stand at his tent door, and watch Moses until he had gone into the tent. When Moses entered the tent, the pillar of cloud would descend and stand at the entrance of the tent, and the Lord would speak with Moses. And when all the people saw the pillar of cloud standing at the entrance of the tent, all the people would rise up and worship, each at his tent door. Thus the Lord used to speak to Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his friend. When Moses turned again into the camp, his assistant Joshua the son of Nun, a young man, would not depart from the tent.

  • It’s finished, do you understand that? It’s finished, there used to be a veil there. Now it’s torn open, and now you can get into the presence of God.
  • This is amazing. I get to be in the presence of God. He’s watching me.
  • Get in your tent. You’re not going to have this [Passion, youth group, your church, role models..] forever.
  • This is your center, your tent. It’s just you and Him.
  • This is the one thing that remains constant. This is the One thing that always remains the same.
  • Get in the tent now. Make it your habit, your oxygen.

1 Peter 4:7 The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers.

  • It’s right there. The end of all things is at hand. So you better be self controlled, clear minded, for the sake of your prayers.
  • The one thing you want to have together when he returns is your prayer life.
  • Prayer is the goal.
  • My concern for this generation is that you can’t focus deeply in prayer.
  • I want to have you guys close your eyes and walk up the mountain.
  • Meet with him face to face like Moses did in that tent.
  • He is literally watching you right now.

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Note: These notes were taken during session 2 of Passion 2015. They may or may not be Francis’ exact words.