Out of the Darkness

In which I get excited about Asbury, awakening, and the tender light from Heaven.

Notes from our Unscripted Session

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Main Session
  • Let’s be reticent to cast judgment on the awakening at Asbury.

  • Instead, let’s take a 30,000-foot view and see the greater work of God in our world at the moment.

  • Consider the darkness of the past three years brought on by Covid—the lockdowns, isolation, tragedies, suicides, bankruptcy, loss of family, loss of work, and psychological trauma.

  • Contrast the darkness with a few things happening right now in our world:

    • Asbury Awakening

    • The Chosen

    • Conversations about God bringing a Revival of Healing

  • Consider the characteristics of the Asbury Awakening:

    • Tenderness

    • Warmth

    • Palatable Love

    • Invitation

    • Repentance

    • Healing

    • Sweetness

    • Beauty

    • The Acoustic-ness of Revival

    • Radical Humility

  • Consider how God has used The Chosen that began during Covid and how it is changing people’s lives.

    • It’s a show that elevates God’s love and healing.

    • It highlights God’s acceptance of all people who are willing to believe in him.

    • It shows the Son of God touching, hugging, and healing physical people. This contrasts the post-Covid world, where fear of people and touching and isolation have physically driven people away from each other.

  • Be encouraged and inspired to worship God as he brings us out of the darkness and into the preciousness of his presence.

Community Reminders
  • This is a reminder that this newsletter is now the main platform for my teaching and writing. If you had signed up for The Fellowship and have questions, email me, and I’ll take care of you. Any new teaching workshops will be offered as individual pre-recorded workshops in the future. Thank you all for your patience as I learn and grow as an author and discover the best ways for me to teach, speak, and write in this digital world with so many options.

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  • In the coming weeks, I’ll be launching a podcast. Many of you who followed my first podcast, The Saturday Stoke, have asked if it’s returning. It is. But probably as a monthly podcast post. The new podcast will launch with a pilot first, and then I’ll release several episodes over subsequent weeks. The new format will be similar to today’s discussion on Asbury. Drop a comment below and let me know what you think about this format and your sweet spot for podcast duration—10, 15, 30 minutes, or longer! :)

  • How can I help you? What topics are you interested to hear more about from me, either in articles, the Unscripted Sessions, or the coming podcast?

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