by Kerry Shook

This content is part of a series.

Gold Medal Goals (3 of 3)
Series: Live Like A Champion
Pastor Kerry Shook

This sermon includes the sermon outline and the full sermon transcript. Below you will see a preview of the outline and a portion of the full sermon.

• Dan. 2:1 (NIV)

Go to the right source for wisdom

• Dan. 2:2 (NIV)

• Col. 1:16 (Msg)

Offer up myself to God's purpose

• Rev. 4:11 (NLT)


It's great to be back with you this weekend. Every time I'm gone from Fellowship of The Woodlands I miss you guys too much. It's good to be back. I really felt your prayers as Chris and I were in Japan and Korea taking Fellowship of The Woodlands to Asia. In fact, this last Sunday I was preaching at Sarong Community Church in Seoul and it was 34 degrees outside, pouring down rain and 30,000 people came to church. It was amazing. It was really humbling. They had eight services and I had an interpreter. I said, God, I don't know how they are going to get anything out of this, I can't even speak the language, but because of your prayers God worked. And then on Monday morning we got up really early for something very spiritual. We watched the super bowl live at 7 a.m. Monday morning. Then we went straight from there to teach a two-day seminar to 1,000 pastors from all over Korea who had gathered just to learn. I said, guys, you have so much more to teach me then I do to teach you and they said, no, we want to learn and grow. The churches in Korea are really traditional and we're trying to change to become like Fellowship of The Woodlands. We want to know how to preach God's Word in a relevant life changing way because God's Word has the power to change lives. We want to learn how you do what you do. At the end of that time we were all on our knees just praying and thanking God and just realizing that we are all in this together. I have a little video clip. Maybe you'll enjoy this.


Aren't you glad you don't have to listen to that for very long? The first two days I wore a suit and then I said, guys, I am really adapting to your culture. All the pastors all wear suits. It's very traditional. But now would you kind of adapt to my culture and let's go my style for the rest of the time because I'm out of suits, okay? They loved it. Fellowship of The Woodlands style has taken over Korea. I want you to take out your outlines from your program. We're concluding the series we've been in the last several weeks about "How to Live Like A Champion." I want to ask you a question today. What do you do when everything is going great in your life and then all of a sudden life takes a turn for the worse? Life is like that, isn't it? It can change in an instant. We were reminded again this weekend how fragile life is. The families and friends were waiting in Florida on a beautiful sunny day ready to applaud a great landing and in a matter of moments they were being whisked away in buses and were told of the tragedy.
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