Louie Giglio – Passion 2013

These are notes from Louie Giglio at Passion 2013, January 2013.
Louie Giglio (Founder, Passion Conference – Atlanta, GA)
  • We believe in the God who does immeasurably more than we could ask or imagine.
  • I know when I say that it goes two ways. You know you want to believe that but sometimes you don’t see immeasurably more in your life. But He has done more than we’re ever going to comprehend, and He promises to continue to do that.
  • God wants to do immeasurably more in your life and through your life than you could ever ask him. More than you could even imagine.
  • In 1996 the Olympics came to Atlanta. Leading up to this, alot of other events came to Atlanta. One of them was a conference of youth leaders in this building.
  • God was stirring something in us, and we knew we wanted it to be about Jesus. That is all we knew.
  • Our team at that point was 4 people when Passion was born. We were sensing God saying, “I want to do something in this generation that is beyond what you can ask or imagine.”
  • 2,000 college students showed up to the first Passion conference in 1997.
  • Today there are 60,000 people here. And I believe in a God that can do immeasurably more than I can ever ask or imagine.
  • When we are foolish, God intervenes. He always enters into our foolishness with a voice. In this case its the voice of Ezekiel the prophet.
  • When we get into captivity it is because of our own foolishness. Not anyone else’s decisions.
  • Many of us came in the door tonight in captivity. We didn’t come in free and clear. Something may have a grip on us. It’s because of our foolishness that we forget who God is.
  • This is what His people did. They had been dragged off into captivity in foreign lands. Even then, God intervened and He sent a voice.
  • God takes a stone heart out of us, and puts a living beating heart within us. God comes to us and intervenes. He brings us to everlasting life. This is what God spoke through the prophet Ezekiel.
  • Here in Ezekiel it talks about a valley of dry bones. God asked, “Can these bones live?” Ezekiel said, “O sovereign Lord, you alone know.” That is a very wise answer.
  • He’s not really looking for our answer to the question. He really just wants you to say, “O sovereign Lord, only you know.” And He says, “You better believe I can.”
  • The text seems to imply to me that Jesus in his humanity is just frustrated. So they brought the boy to Jesus. When the Spirit saw Jesus it immediately threw the boy into a convulsion.
  • While the boy is convulsing Jesus starts talking to the father. He says, “How long has he been like this?”
  • Things can be going crazy and Jesus has an amazing ability to focus in that moment.
  • It doesn’t matter what is going on around Atlanta tonight, Jesus can still be laser focused on your life.
  • The man asked Jesus “If you can, could you to take pity and help him.”
  • Are we remembering who we are here to exalt? We aren’t here to exalt some little tiny Jesus. We are here to exalt the creator the heavens and earth.
  • Trust me, Jesus CAN do whatever it is that is immeasurably more in us.
  • I think God loves the prayer when we ask Him to help us when we don’t believe.
  • The boy then looked up and he looked like a corpse. But Jesus took Him by the hand and lifted him to his feet, and he stood up.
  • Ezekiel’s Lord was big. And the glimpse of God that he had seen, he remembers the month, day and time. When the Lord appeared to him, he fell down on his face. He was astounded by the presence of God.
  • We’re not going to beg you to give your life to Jesus. We want to say that Jesus is great, and glows like fire, and is radiant in His glory, and there is no one who ever rivals him.
  • He asks, “Do you believe I can do immeasurably more than you can ever ask or imagine?”
  • We’re hoping that breath will come into us, and we’ll come to life.
  • God says that He can repair. He can repair what is gone, and He can do that in you.
  • We are praying that at the end of this, you will be astounded by God, and that you will know Him. We’re praying that it won’t be about anyone who is here, but that at the end we will have come to know that He is Lord.
  • What is happening in me, no person could do.
  • The testimony of Passion 2013 will be, I know that He is Lord.
  • What is the thing that you are asking God to do in your life this week?
  • Because you’re pretty sure that no one else could do this in you except God.
  • Those that are bound up in this place, are going to go home free, because of the Lord.
  • Someone tweeted recently “On the first day of Passion 2012 I got high. I have been sober ever since that week last year.”
  • When Jesus is on this scene, the dead come to life.
  • This conference is about the fact that sin didn’t make us bad, sin made is dead. When Christ comes He raises the dead to life.
  • Thousands of people this week will come to life in Jesus Christ because he brings the dead to life.
  • The Spirit of the sovereign Lord is here and is going to bring light to this place.
  • We’re not just going to huddle in our Jesus bubble, but we’re going to explode from this place and be sent out for the glory of God.
  • God always gets the glory when Jesus comes.
  • Jesus made a commitment of heart that was already a part of this triune
  • When Jesus entered humanity he was already sold out to the idea that God must be glorified in all things.
  • If Jesus is here then we’re going to leave this place, and walk out to live our lives for the glory of God.
  • It all has to do with a voice that says, “I want to breathe into you the breath of life.”
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