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Sunday Sermons: “Planted Not Buried” by Transformation Church

When I tell you that this year has been one of those years you know you will look back on and see as a catalyst year yet while you are in it hurts more than anything, I am understating what a tough year it has been. It been one of those years where every time it looked like something great was going to happen, a devastation would come from the left. My pastor said he was impressed with my ability to withstand things that would have made others run into a cave… I don’t know that he realizes there have been days I’ve had my foot about to walk into that cave! So when I heard this series on being planted not buried and how the two look the same but are very different, let’s just say I took a LOT OF NOTES on this one! Get a few notebooks and pens ready, grab some water or coffee and get comfortable for a full day’s worth of videos! Binge watch these like your favorite Netflix show and you will definitely learn something new.

As with last week, I had pages of notes for each of these sermons. However, Transformation does do social media posts for their sermons consistently so I shared three points that stood out to me that weren’t part of the points the pastor speaking was making in his notes. I did this so it won’t ruin the sermon for you but could offer insight as to questions that the speaker asked or that I asked myself during the message, points that stood out in the subtext, or thoughts I had related to the material. Let’s get started!


Week One: Under Does Not Mean Over















Memorable Points:

  • If a tree is planted by the river banks, it never has to worry about whether it will rain. It has all it needs right from the river.
  • Your most creative idea hasn’t come yet.
  • Seeds can’t be destroyed due to their shell.

Week Two: Prepared to Plant

















Memorable Points:

  • Where are you and why are you there?
  • Harvest = hard part, much work; long hours, get very dirty pulling out the fruit.
  • What paths have you created for yourself?

Week Three: Planted and Under Fire









Memorable Points:

  • Am I bowing in any area?
  • What God has for you is worth letting Him do it and you not trying to do it for yourself.
  • Don’t uproot…say rooted and wait it out.

Week Four: Planted and Underfunded













Memorable Points:

  • We make excuses for what we can’t do because we don’t have resources.
  • Christian walk is about dependency not self-sufficiency.
  • We must trust Him to be our God. Is He MY God?

Week Five: Planted and Undervalued








Memorable Points:

  • Nobody will value you if YOU don’t value you.
  • Whether someone else co-signs us, if God called us, He called us.
  • God wants to refine and define you. Let him. Produce FROM your pain.

Week Six: Planted and Underqualified











Memorable Points:

  • We get paralyzed by what we think we don’t have.
  • We become afraid to go after the very thing we are called to conquer.
  • You already have ALL that you need. Trust Him to use it and be willing to use ALL that is within your hands.

Week Seven: Planted and Underestimated









Memorable Points:

  • Jesus made the crowd leave. Sometimes what needs to be done can’t have witnesses. It must be Jesus and you.
  • Must have faith for where you’re going.
  • God WILL finish it.

Week Eight: Planted Undercover






Memorable Points:

  • All words must be backed up by scriptural influence not just natural influence. Be weary of words given that don’t align with scripture.
  • You can’t lead people further than you’ve traveled yourself.
  • True apostolic covering ensures you can stand in the spotlight without blemish.


I am a writer and Voice Discovery Coach who desires to help others reach new levels of creative expression in faith, family, business, and community. To do this, I maintain two blogs and have a website to share my professional services. The Essential Creative ( is my main blog. I share recipes, tips for inspiring creative thinking with various oils, parenting thoughts, healthy lifestyles thoughts, Bible Studies and all that goes into excelling creatively with the use of essential oils and faith. I also have a creative writing site ( where I share poetry and creative writing pieces. My website ( is available for those who would like to connect with my coaching services and learn more about voice discovery coaching. I look forward to connecting with you and hope one of these sites will inspire you in the area that caused you to find me today! ~Shell

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