How To Have A Happy Hurricane by Fenton Moorhead

HOW TO HAVE A HAPPY HURRICANE
(or stay calm in a crisis).

Sunday morning, March 24, 1991

THREE COMMON REASONS FOR STORMS

1. We listen to the WRONG PEOPLE.

Acts 27:11 But the centurion, instead of listening to what Paul
said, followed the advice of the pilot and of the owner of the
ship.

2. We listen to the CROWD. "EVERBODY'S DOING IT!"

Acts 27:12 Since the harbor was unsuitable to winter in, the
majority decided that we should sail on....

3. We rely on CIRCUMSTANCE rather than principle.

Acts 27:13-14 When a gentle south wind began to blow, they
thought they had obtained what they wanted; so they weighed
anchor and sailed along the shore of Crete. Before very long, a
wind of hurricane force, called the "northeaster," swept down
from the island.


THREE COMMON RESPONSES TO STORMS

1. DRIFT, GO WITH THE FLOW.

Acts 27:15 The ship was caught by the storm and could not head
into the wind; so we gave way to it and were driven along.

2. DISCARD WHAT WAS IMPORTANT.

Acts 27:18-19 We took such a violent battering from the storm
that the next day they began to throw ...


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