Sermon Notes

February 28th Aquaman

(don’t want to follow my calling, Responsibility) Moses


Set Up: Adam – Big Bang Theory – “Aquaman sucks”, Zack Synder casting


Clip: Aqua Man Intro Set Up Clip


(Adam)  Parallels of Aquaman and Moses


Clip: Aquamans Destiny (King of Atlantis)


God’s Will – General & Specific


God’s general will for all human beings

Romans 8:29-30 For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.


Matthew 5:14-16’ You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.


1 Peter 3:15 Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect



God specific will for you individually


My personality – introvert, extrovert, unique way God has wired me


16 personality types (4 Graphics)


My gifts and talents

Romans 12:6-8 If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.


By unique perspective – Male, female, minority, handicap, my history, geography, lessons I’ve learned.


Growth from hurts and challenges

Luke 7:47 Therefore, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven–as her great love has shown. But whoever has been forgiven little loves little.’


2 Corinthians 12:9-10 (Christ) My power is made perfect in weakness.’ (Paul) Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.


Clip: Aquamans Issues


(Adam ) Human failings and shortcomings (Disqualified) Moses (Excuses)


Clip: Aquaman’s Insecurities / Disqualifications


(John)  (Things that we assume disqualify us make us most suited for our specific calling)


  • Lack of knowledge
  • Lack of skill and talent
  • Wrong age – too old or young
  • Lack of opportunities
  • Past failures
  • Not known or respected
  • I’m off or different



Deborah, who was primarily a seer, poet, and interpreter of dreams but still a person endowed with the kind of charisma that identified her as a judge sent from Yahweh.


Judges 4:8-9 Barak said to her, ‘If you go with me, I will go; but if you don’t go with me, I won’t go.’

‘Certainly I will go with you,’ said Deborah. ‘But because of the course you are taking, the honor will not be yours, for the LORD will deliver Sisera into the hands of a woman.


Judges 4:21 But Jael, Heber’s wife, picked up a tent peg and a hammer and went quietly to him while he lay fast asleep, exhausted. She drove the peg through his temple into the ground, and he died.


Gideon – Judges 6:15-16 ‘Pardon me, my lord,’ Gideon replied, ‘but how can I save Israel? My clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my family.’

The LORD answered, ‘I will be with you, and you will strike down all the Midianites together.’


Aquaman’s mother – You’re afraid… Good


Ehud – the Benjamite, Israelite hero who delivered Israel from 18 years of oppression by the Moabites. A left-handed man, Ehud tricked Eglon, king of Moab, and killed him.


1 Corinthians 1:26-29 Brothers and sisters, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things–and the things that are not–to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him.


Sometimes you have to do what is right, even if your heart breaks

you are the bridge between the land and sea

can you see it?


A king is only concerned about their kingdom

Heroes with greater than a king hero fights for everyone



Clip: Aquaman steps into Destiny – Transition Curve


(Adam) Transition Curve (Get the help, resources, and support you need)



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