Surviving the Storms of Life (3 of 5) by Kerry Shook

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Surviving the Storms of Life (3 of 5)
Series: Natural Disaster - Life Happens, Be Prepared
Kerry Shook
Acts 27:14-15

Category 1: The Pace of Life
Category 2: The Passages of Life
Category 3: The Problems of Life
Category 4: The Pains of Life

''Before very long, a wind of hurricane force, called the 'Northeaster,' swept down from the Island. The ship was caught by the storm and could not head into the wind; so we gave way to it and were driven
along.'' Acts 27:14,15 (NIV)


''When neither sun nor stars appeared for many days and the storm continued raging, we finally gave up all hope of being saved.'' Acts 27:20 (NIV)

Look past the pain to the positives

Three Positive Benefits of CHANGE:

The Storm can grow my character

''Sometimes it takes a painful experience to make us change our ways.'' Prov. 20:30 (GN)

The Storm can clarify my priorities

''We took such a violent battering from the storm that the next day they began to throw the cargo overboard.'' Acts 27:18(NIV)

The Storm can strengthen my relationships

''Then Paul said to the centurion and the soldiers, 'Unless these men stay with the ship, you cannot be saved.' So the soldiers cut the ropes that held the lifeboat and let it fall away.'' Acts 27:31,32 (NIV)


''Fearing that we would be dashed against the rocks, they dropped four anchors from the stern and prayed for daylight.'' Acts 27:29 (NIV)

''Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.'' Heb. 13:8 (NIV)

4 Anchors That Give Me STRENGTH IN THE STORM

The Anchor of God's Presence

''Last night an angel of the God whose I am and whom I
serve stood beside me…'' Acts 27:23 (NIV)

''Never will I leave you, never will I forsake you.'' Heb. 13:5 (NIV)

The Anchor of God's People

''God has graciously given you the lives of all who sail with you.'' Acts 27:24b (NIV)

The Anchor of God's Purpose

''Do not be afraid, Paul ...

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