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Pursuit (7) - Notes

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Passive and Distracted Christianity Is Killing Us
So Let’s Get Focused and Aggressive


1. Vision

2. Intention

3. Activities

  • Prolonged disciplines that position you to receive God’s transforming grace


2 Timothy 2:22

Flee the evil desires of youth and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

Romans 3:23

For all have sinned  and fall short of the glory of God.

Romans 6:23

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 5:8

God demonstrates his own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Prayer dependence

John 15:5

I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.

Jesus, You are right. Apart from You I can do nothing. I am absolutely dependent on You. So I connect myself to You right now so the life of Your Spirit can flow into me so I can bear fruit for the Father’s glory.


Mark 1:32-39

That evening after sunset the people brought to Jesus all the sick and demon-possessed. The whole town gathered at the door, and Jesus healed many who had various diseases. He also drove out many demons, but he would not let the demons speak because they knew who he was.

Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. Simon and his companions went to look for him, and when they found him, they exclaimed: “Everyone is looking for you!”

Jesus replied, “Let us go somewhere else—to the nearby villages—so I can preach there also. That is why I have come.” So he traveled throughout Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and driving out demons.

Not activities to check off your list, but activities to connect with Jesus so Jesus can rub off on you.

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  • Lift UP Your Heart & Praise


  • Bow DOWN in Reverence & Repentance


  • Pray IN God’s Word


  • Pray OUT Your Day

Karl House