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Pastor Michael Todd preaches on how to go from condemnation to grace at Transformation Church

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Pastor Michael Todd continues with the ‘Cuffing Season’ series at Transformation Church. Every sermon tops the next each Sunday. The fifth week in the series tackled being stuck in condemnation by the enemy and learning how to repent and walk in God’s grace. We all have fallen short of the glory of God but the enemy doesn’t want us to get back up. He wants us to sulk and isolate ourselves from God.

Pastor Todd shared his personal experiences of times he felt condemned and how he turned his life around to seek God and not hide from Him. This sermon will have you examining your life and may bring up instances from the past you need to heal from. Pastor Todd also shared he has yet another book in the works that is about healing which he will discuss his personal experience of sexual trauma. There are few notes below, and as always be sure to watch the sermon to see what sticks out to you.


  1. In Christ, sinning is a symptom of our humanity, not our identity
  2. God’s whole concentration was sending Jesus for salvation to destroy condemnation
  3. Condemnation is not greater than your calling
  4. Your common without Christ is an empty catch
  5. Commitment to Christ is learned
  6. Discipline turns into a desire
  7. At some point, your commitment is going to be confronted
  8. Condemnation always wants control of your life
  9. Condemnation always pushes you to what is comfortable
  10. Condemnation is fueled by a lie. Conviction is fueled by love.
  11. Jesus conquering the grave produced the grace for your greatest mistakes
  12. The practice of communion conquers condemnation
  13. Communion is not a ritual, it’s a reminder
  14. What uncuffs you from the lie of condemnation is the love of Christ – Replace the lie with love


For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. (John 3:17)

If our hearts condemn us, we know that God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything. (1 John 3:20)

In order that Satan might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes. (2 Corinthians 2:11)

When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.” Simon answered, “Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets.” When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break.  So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them, and they came and filled both boats so full that they began to sink. When Simon Peter saw this, he fell at Jesus’ knees and said, “Go away from me, Lord; I am a sinful man!” (Luke 5:4-8)

Then Jesus said to Simon, “Don’t be afraid; from now on you will fish for people.” So they pulled their boats up on shore, left everything and followed him. (Luke 5:10-11)

Afterward Jesus appeared again to his disciples, by the Sea of Galilee. It happened this way: Simon Peter, Thomas (also known as Didymus), Nathanael from Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two other disciples were together.  “I’m going out to fish,” Simon Peter told them, and they said, “We’ll go with you.” So they went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing. (John 21:1-3)

When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?” “Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.” Again Jesus said, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” He answered, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Take care of my sheep.” The third time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, “Do you love me?” He said, “Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my sheep. (John 21:15-17)

Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,  because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.  For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in the flesh,  in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. (Romans 8:1-4)

And when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.” (1 Corinthians 11:24)