Looking at Our Storms through the Window of the Ark (1 of 6) by Ken Trivette

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Looking at Our Storms through the Window of the Ark (1 of 6)
Series: Looking through Bible Windows
Ken Trivette
Genesis 6:14-16

Outline
I. LOOKING OUT CAN SHAKE OUR FAITH!
a. What We Often Face
b. How We Often Feel

II. LOOKING IN CAN SETTLE OUR FAITH!
a.The Lord's Preservation
b. The Lord's Presence
c. The Lord's Promise

III. LOOKING UP CAN STRENGTHEN OUR FAITH!
a. Promote Dependence
b. Prevent Distraction

1. I was recently reading about some of the worst storms in history. Let me mention a few of them. There was the 1926 storm that hit Florida and Alabama. The storm caused $1.2 billion in damage, leaving the city of Miami devastated and 372 dead. There was the Labor Day storm of 1937 that struck the Florida Keys leaving 400 dead. It was the most powerful storm ever to strike the U.S. and one of only two Category 5 storms to do so. There was the 1947 storm that hit south Florida and Georgia that left 50 dead. Along with another hurricane and a tropical storm, all in a five- week period, the 1947 storm caused the worst flooding on record. There was hurricane Camille in 1969 that left 256 dead, $3.8 billion in damage and is listed as the second most powerful storm ever to strike the U.S.

2. There are many others that I could name such as hurricane David of 1979, Andrew in 1992, Opal in 1995, Mitch in 1998, and Floyd in 1999. Yet all of these storms put together would not have the effect of the storm in Noah's day. These storms have affected certain states, but the storm of Noah's day affected the entire world.

3. For the next few weeks, I want us to look through several Bible windows. There are several ''windows'' found in the Bible and as we look through these windows there are lessons to be gleaned that address many areas and needs of our life.

4. The first window that I want to bring to your attention is the ''window'' of Noah's ark. The story of Noah and his ark gives us more than just ideals on how to decorate the new ...


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