Elevation with Steven Furtick
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Welcome to the weekly podcast of Elevation Church led by Pastor Steven Furtick. To learn more visit our website at http://elevationchurch.org or download the Elevation App. To support this ministry and help us continue to reach people all around the world click here: http://ele.vc/TI55jR
Hope isn’t always easy to hold on to — especially in overwhelming or difficult seasons. In “Hope Is In Our DNA,” Lisa Harper teaches on some of the most “hopeless” passages in the Bible — only to show that hope is often where we least expect it. From the Garden of Eden to King David to Jesus Himself, Lisa reveals how, just when you think nothing can change, God can change everything. And when things seem dark and we feel alone and we’re not sure how things are ever going to get better... He is there with restoration, redemption, and hope.

Broken plans? Unmet expectations?  Get ready for a plot twist.In this sermon, Pastor Steven Furtick turns to John 4 to show us that, when we think we know how our story will end, God moves beyond what we could ask or imagine.He turned the ostracized woman at the well into a messenger to her people. He turned Joseph, the son sold into slavery, into the savior of countless lives. Out of Jacob’s mistakes, He produced the nation of Israel. He doesn’t meet our expectations; He exceeds them.

When the pressure is on and emotions are high, we each have a choice in how we respond. In “Living In The Tension,” Pastor Robert Madu teaches on the art of empathy and reveals the necessity of living in both grace and truth — regardless of circumstances. Pastor Robert addresses this challenge by taking a look at a scene in the Gospel of John. When a crowd of onlookers wanted to stone a woman, Jesus showed empathy, saw beyond her sin, and offered her grace. God knows what you’ve done, knows what you’re going through, and still has grace for you. You don’t have to live in shame. He came so you can live in freedom –– and offer it to others in turn.

“I’m tired.” Have you said that lately? When you’re tired on the inside, it’s all too easy to feel drained, overwhelmed, and like nothing is going to change. In “Tired On The Inside,” Pastor Steven shares from the story of the woman at the well in John 4, showing us how powerful rest can be — if we’re looking for it in the right places.  But what if one of the reasons we’re tired all the time is because we’ve been going to the wrong well? What if we’ve been running to sources of stress instead of God’s source of rest? Being weary doesn’t mean we’re weak. Maybe it just means we’ve been “filling up” in the wrong places. Maybe we’re tired because we’ve been pushing against what God is trying to call us into. He said, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28). Are you ready for true rest?

“We have to speak. We aren’t going to say everything perfectly, but in a season like this, silence is agreement.” Pastor Steven Furtick and Pastor John Gray sit down to have a conversation about race, privilege, apathy, and what it will take to become the bridge to a better future.  We hope this message inspires you to have your own conversations in your home and community. We each have a responsibility to stand up in the face of injustice –– and equality will never be attained through silence.

How could God ask us to have staying power in a place that feels hopeless? When what we really want to do is jump ship, it takes faith to stay. From a Bible story in Acts 27 verses 13-44, Pastor Steven Furtick preaches this sermon to our global online family of Elevation Church about the importance of having staying power in the storm. God promised us He would never leave us or forsake us, so rather than jumping to other things to try to alleviate our pain, we need to stay faithful to Him in seasons of struggle.  Pastor Steven talked about the power of praising God in the midst of the storm. Then, with a hopeful turn at the end of the message he alludes to the words of Jesus who on the day of pentecost told His disciples to, “stay in Jerusalem.” Pastor Steven explained as he brought the message to a powerful close that we need to stay in peace while we navigate our storms. It’s not what I go through that determines where I end up, it's who I listen to. We pray that as you listen to the voice of God through this sermon you will find staying power in the storm.

In this message, “Flex Space” preached by Pastor Steven Furtick of Elevation Church in Charlotte, NC we learn how to expand our expectations to include things we didn’t plan for. Sometimes our minds and hearts get cluttered up with expectations of our own making. We wed ourselves to what was, often prohibiting it from being transformed. In Isaiah 54 verses 1 - 4, the prophet Isaiah commands the nation of Israel to sing a song of deliverance 200 years before that prophecy comes to pass. While Paul is writing the New Testament letter to the Philippians he connects those 200 year old dots and tells the people of God through a word he makes up (apokaradokia) they need to stretch their heads forward in hope because the best is yet to come. We pray that even though you may have had a lot taken from you in this season, this message will help you fight back with faith. The enemy may have taken a lot, but he can’t take your song. To support this ministry and help us continue to reach people all around the world click here: http://ele.vc/TI55jR

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Whenever we go out in this season we’re reaching for our masks and gloves to protect ourselves from an invisible virus. Pastor Steven Furtick of Elevation Church in Charlotte, NC is helping us keep our minds safe from fear, frustration, and even an unhealthy obsession with ”‘the facts.”’ He says, “We need medical masks for our minds,” so we can “Focus On The Fruit.” This message was built from two key Bible passages, Philippians 1:12-22 written by the Apostle Paul while he was in prison and Romans 8:18-28. Romans 8:28 says, “And we know that is all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to His purpose.” Even if we feel like we’ve been given a prison sentence in this season, we can choose to focus on the word of God, we can choose to turn graves Into gardens. When you watch this message, you’ll learn how to shift your mind to the only thing you really can control —, what you choose to focus on. You’re going to learn the power and significance of the phrase, “I don’t know.” Don’t focus on your frustrations, your fears or even the facts, in this season, we need to “Focus On The Fruit.” To support this ministry and help us continue to reach people all around the world click here: http://ele.vc/TI55jR

A Lesson In Letting Go This message, “A Lesson In Letting Go,” by Pastor Steven Furtick, from Elevation Church in Charlotte, NC, is built on the same important perspectives as last week’s message “Looking Forward To Normal.” When all we’ve known is busy, rest feels like something to be resisted. When all we’ve known is bondage, blessings feel foreign. So Pastor Steven is teaching us how to say, “I’m not going back to normal, I’m looking forward to freedom,” as we all loosen our grip on the things we never had control over anyway. As we dive into Exodus 14 and Romans 12 we find the most important lesson in letting go comes from the inside out. God doesn’t want us to conform (outside in) any longer to the pattern of this world, but instead to be transformed (inside out) by the renewing of our minds. Embrace this “Lesson In Letting Go” so we can stop dwelling on what’s lost and watch Him bless what’s left. Don’t forget to share this message with a friend and be sure to subscribe for ongoing inspiration and encouragement. To support this ministry and help us continue to reach people all around the world click here: http://ele.vc/TI55jR

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We can't always see our progress when we're making it; this is the paradox of progress. To support this ministry and help us continue to reach people all around the world click here: http://ele.vc/TI55jR

What if the dreams God has for you are greater than the dreams you have for yourself? To support this ministry and help us continue to reach people all around the world click here: http://ele.vc/TI55jR

Have you been trading God’s truth for what the enemy has said? To support this ministry and help us continue to reach people all around the world click here: http://ele.vc/TI55jR

What if something good can come from your disappointment? To support this ministry and help us continue to reach people all around the world click here: http://ele.vc/TI55jR

What if your expectations are blocking your faith? To support this ministry and help us continue to reach people all around the world click here: http://ele.vc/TI55jR

Have you been blocking God’s calls? To support this ministry and help us continue to reach people all around the world click here: http://ele.vc/TI55jR

What if God didn’t meet your expectations because He wants to exceed them? To support this ministry and help us continue to reach people all around the world click here: http://ele.vc/TI55jR

Have the faith to move on a "maybe." To support this ministry and help us continue to reach people all around the world click here: http://ele.vc/TI55jR

The most pivotal decisions aren’t always the big ones. To support this ministry and help us continue to reach people all around the world click here: http://ele.vc/TI55jR

People throw around the word “calling” in church. But how are you supposed to find yours? To support this ministry and help us continue to reach people all around the world click here: http://ele.vc/TI55jR

You don’t need to search far for your peace; it’s closer than you think. To support this ministry and help us continue to reach people all around the world click here: http://ele.vc/TI55jR

Time, energy, confidence, ideas… are you afraid of running out? To support this ministry and help us continue to reach people all around the world click here: http://ele.vc/TI55jR

Where your joy comes from will determine when it runs out. To support this ministry and help us continue to reach people all around the world click here: http://ele.vc/TI55jR

Are you going to live by the traditions of men or the truth of God? It may be time to flip our flow. To support this ministry and help us continue to reach people all around the world click here: http://ele.vc/TI55jR

It's not what you went through. It's why you went through it. To support this ministry and help us continue to reach people all around the world click here: http://ele.vc/TI55jR

Stop waiting for peace and start walking in it instead. To support this ministry and help us continue to reach people all around the world click here: http://ele.vc/TI55jR

We've been handed a job; it's our responsibility not to drop it. To support this ministry and help us continue to reach people all around the world click here: http://ele.vc/TI55jR

When it comes to our worship, we’re going for broke. To support this ministry and help us continue to reach people all around the world click here: http://ele.vc/TI55jR

The prompt God gives you today could lead to the provision you receive tomorrow. To support this ministry and help us continue to reach people all around the world click here: http://ele.vc/TI55jR

It’s God’s miracle, but it’s ours to manage. To support this ministry and help us continue to reach people all around the world click here: http://ele.vc/TI55jR

You don’t have to settle for ordinary. To support this ministry and help us continue to reach people all around the world click here: http://ele.vc/TI55jR

If you want to reverse your worry, you’ll need to start at your source. To support this ministry and help us continue to reach people all around the world click here: http://ele.vc/TI55jR

We know how to play the game, but are we playing the right one? To support this ministry and help us continue to reach people all around the world click here: http://ele.vc/TI55jR

To the things in your life that are holding you back...it may be time to say, “Get out.” To support this ministry and help us continue to reach people all around the world click here: http://ele.vc/TI55jR

How do we worship God when we don’t feel like we have anything to offer? To support this ministry and help us continue to reach people all around the world click here: http://ele.vc/TI55jR

To change our lives, we'll have to change our minds. To support this ministry and help us continue to reach people all around the world click here: http://ele.vc/TI55jR

You’ve got a reputation with the devil. And believe it or not, that’s a good thing. To support this ministry and help us continue to reach people all around the world click here: http://ele.vc/TI55jR

Your situation is not as important as your interpretation of it. To support this ministry and help us continue to reach people all around the world click here: http://ele.vc/TI55jR

It’s not just more confidence that we need. It’s more confidence in the right places. To support this ministry and help us continue to reach people all around the world click here: http://ele.vc/TI55jR

You can't choose what you go through in life, but you can choose who you go through it with. To support this ministry and help us continue to reach people all around the world click here: http://ele.vc/TI55jR

We all go off from time to time, but do we ever stop to ask, “Why?” To support this ministry and help us continue to reach people all around the world click here: http://ele.vc/TI55jR

When something gets in the way of your relationship with God — it's gotta go. To support this ministry and help us continue to reach people all around the world click here: http://ele.vc/TI55jR

We all play movies in our minds, but is our imagination getting in the way of our reality? To support this ministry and help us continue to reach people all around the world click here: http://ele.vc/TI55jR

In order to resist the enemy, we have to learn how to recognize him. Here are three ways the enemy tries to get into our minds. To support this ministry and help us continue to reach people all around the world click here: http://ele.vc/TI55jR

To take back your mind, you have to humble your heart. To support this ministry and help us continue to reach people all around the world click here: http://ele.vc/TI55jR

God knows your need (and He’s the only one who can meet it). To support this ministry and help us continue to reach people all around the world click here: http://ele.vc/TI55jR

When all you’ve heard is “no,” it’s still not over. To support this ministry and help us continue to reach people all around the world click here: http://ele.vc/TI55jR

Everyone is chained to something. Are you ready to be free? To support this ministry and help us continue to reach people all around the world click here: http://ele.vc/TI55jR

Author and speaker Lisa Harper teaches us how to keep it together when everything feels like it’s falling apart. To support this ministry and help us continue to reach people all around the world click here: http://ele.vc/TI55jR

Waiting for help is never easy, but as Lake Norman Campus Pastor Chad Hampton teaches us, how we wait can make all the difference. To support this ministry and help us continue to reach people all around the world click here: http://ele.vc/TI55jR

Ballantyne Campus Pastor Jonathan Josephs teaches us that our faith isn’t a product of what we see; it’s a product of what we focus on. To support this ministry and help us continue to reach people all around the world click here: http://ele.vc/TI55jR

God has a plan for your life. The question is, are you aligned to experience it? Pastor Jeremy Foster from Hope City Church teaches us the connection between our thoughts and our assignment. To support this ministry and help us continue to reach people all around the world click here: http://ele.vc/TI55jR

Are you forfeiting your potential by hiding behind the shadow of shame? To support this ministry and help us continue to reach people all around the world click here: http://ele.vc/TI55jR

What do you do when you’ve tried everything? Roanoke Campus Pastor Dustin Stradley teaches us what to do when your “everything” isn’t enough. To support this ministry and help us continue to reach people all around the world click here: http://ele.vc/TI55jR

Sometimes the greatest thing God can do is not to give us something new, but remind us of what we already have. To support this ministry and help us continue to reach people all around the world click here: http://ele.vc/TI55jR

Worship Pastor Wade Joye teaches us that, when you learn to let go, God can give you something even better. To support this ministry and help us continue to reach people all around the world click here: http://ele.vc/TI55jR

Stop waiting for something significant to happen; find significance instead. To support this ministry and help us continue to reach people all around the world click here: http://ele.vc/TI55jR

“Does what I do even matter?” We’ve all wondered it. But in this message, Holly Furtick challenges the way we view our significance. To support this ministry and help us continue to reach people all around the world click here: http://ele.vc/TI55jR