by Kerry Shook

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Series: Motocross: Living Life Full Throttle
Pastor Kerry Shook

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• 1 Cor. 1:18 (NIV)


• Lk. 22:61-62 (NIV)

• Take Responsibility for My Failure

• Prov. 28:13 (LB)

• Let Go of My Guilt

• Mark 16:7 (NIV)


Do you ever feel powerless in life? Maybe you have a habit that you just feel powerless to break, or maybe it's a problem in a relationship and you've tried everything to overcome it and it's getting worse and you feel powerless to change it. Or maybe it's a problem at work and it's just draining your energy and your creativity, and you just feel powerless to solve it. Or maybe your schedule is overloaded and you feel completely overwhelmed and burned out. Your emotional batteries are drained and you feel powerless to control your schedule. We all feel powerless at times in life.

Now, this motorcycle here has a lot of power. 250 cc's, that's a big engine. It has a lot of power. Can you imagine if I just pushed this motorcycle around the Motocross track? I never kick-started the engine, never tapped into the engine's power, but I just pushed this around the track over the hills and around the berms and the sharp curves and I just pushed it all around the track. That would be crazy, wouldn't it? That's the way a lot of people face life. We have all this power that is available to us. We have God's horsepower to help us in our lives, to help us in our marriages, to help us in our finances, to help us in our families, to help us in our workplace. We have God's horsepower available to us, but so much of the time we live life in our own strength. We try to climb the hills of life and face the problems of life powerless.

You know, I want to show you a demonstration of powerlessness. My wife, Chris, and I went out to the Motocross track for the first time ever and we tried Motocross, and it was definitely a demonstration of powerlessness. It was pathetic. Fortunately, you get to see it right now. Just watch.


I just came in a little low, but it's okay. I'm all right. Don't worry. You see that was a pathetic display of powerlessness. But now you're going to get to see a real display of power because we have professional Motocross racer Steve Dennis right here, right now, and Steve, show us what it's all about. Give him a welcome, guys.

Think he can jump this? Let's cheer for him now. Get it going! Whoa, yeah. Think he can jump over me? That's a chance you're willing to take, right? Let's see. Did he do it? One more time, one more time. Get it going! Yeah, come on, Steve. Here we go. Yes! Whoa, give him a hand, guys!

Now that is how it's done. That's real power right there. And he only wrecked three times in the other services, so you're very fortunate.
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