Mark is delighted to welcome evangelist and international speaker, Pastor Nick Hall, to the podcast today. The Founder of PULSE, a movement that seeks to empower the Church and awaken the culture to the reality of Jesus, Nick also sits on the leadership teams for the US Lausanne Committee, the National Association of Evangelicals, and the student advisory team for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. He has chosen a passage that Mark had never considered before, Habbakuk 3:2, to discuss today.
Nick begins by summarizing the passage, sharing its meaning for him, and looking at how it demonstrates that God welcomes our humanity and works with the broken. He explains the three levels of faith found within the passage, and outlines the ways to help people move to the highest level through prayer, giving them a ‘God size vision’, identifying miracles in everyday life, and exercising their spiritual muscles. As with all guests, Nick draws the episode to a close with the lessons he has learned about humankind. His insight and passion, so clearly on display here today, not only bring the lessons of this passage to life, but also provide ample evidence as to why Pastor Nick Hall is ‘widely known as his generation’s successor to Billy Graham’.
· Nick’s summary of the passage and why it’s meaningful to him · God welcoming our humanity · The three levels of faith involved in this passage and getting someone to the third level · God working with the broken · The power of prayer · Giving people a ‘God size vision’ · Identifying miracles in everyday life · Working out your spiritual muscles · The lessons about humankind that Nick has learned
“It’s a man who is trying to have a conversation with God in the midst of a really hard time.”
“When God opens the prophet’s eyes, we actually see his heart change.”
“I’m going to put feet to my faith.”
“Our God acts on behalf of those who seek Him, who wait for Him, who call on His name.”
“God only works with broken utensils.”
“You think you’re worse than King David?”
“Every biblical figure has massive flaws.”
“We need God to do what only God can do.”
“Every moment can be sacred if we allow it to be.”
“The more miracles you identify in your life, the more appreciation of God you’re going to have, and the more grateful you’re going to be.”
“I’m able to give away because I have been given.”
“The most spiritual moments in my life have come from just unexpected encounters with just people who are image-bearers of God.”
“Truth is either a gift or a weapon.”
“I want to be closer to God, you know, and I want to cherish the people around me.”
O Lord! I have learned of Your renown; I am awed, O LORD, by Your deeds. Renew them in these years, Oh, make them known in these years! Though angry, may You remember compassion.
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