The Principle of Perspective (1 of 5) by Jeff Schreve

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The Principle of Perspective (1 of 5)
Series: Got Trouble?: What to do When You Don't Know What to Do
Pastor Jeff Schreve
2 Chronicles 20:1-30

I love the movie, play, the musical called The Music Man. It's one of those ones, as a kid growing up, my parents liked and so we saw that a lot. We heard the music from that a lot. If you know anything about that play by Meredith Wilson, you know that, it's the story of a slick-talking con man, Professor Harold Hill, who goes to a town called River City in Iowa, and he convinces the people that they need a boys' band. And the reason that they need a boys' band is because they're in big-time trouble. There's a pool hall going in to their community, and that pool hall spells trouble for the people of River City.

We're starting a new series today about trouble. It's called "Got Trouble?" What to Do When You Don't Know What to Do."

Now, have you ever been in trouble, big-time trouble, trouble with a capital T, and it's so big that you don't know what to do? Maybe you're here today and you have trouble with your health and you're facing surgery. Maybe it's serious surgery. Maybe you have cancer or some other disease and you're going through treatments, and you don't know how this is going to come out. And, boy, you're in trouble. Lots of people are in trouble at home, trouble in marriage, trouble in family life, and things are just awful at home, and it's trouble with a capital T. You know, in our world today, lots of people are losing their jobs, and there's trouble in the financial realm, and that can bring so much stress on a home and on a family. There are all sorts of trouble that we face.

You know, I was praying about what series to start and the Lord just kind of dropped this into my mind and in my heart. And one of the things about preaching on trouble is you always have an audience. Is there anybody in here that can say, "Well, you know, I don't have any trouble in my life?" Raise your hand if you say, "I ...


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