WE HAVE ALL HAD THOSE UPS AND DOWNS IN LIFE
- LIFE INVOLVES BOTH STORMS & NICE WEATHER BUT WE CAN BUILD OUR LIVES WITH CHRIST FOR BOTH
= WITH GOD'S HELP WE CAN PREPARE AND PREVAIL
= THE LORD TOLD US TO DO WHAT HE SAYS (Mt.7; Lk.6)
= LIKE A HOUSE BUILT ON A ROCK
- DON’T NAVIGATE THE UPS AND DOWNS ALONE AND TRY NOT TO TAKE EITHER ONE TOO SERIOUSLY
(SMALL GROUPS AT CHURCH, SUPPORT GROUPS, LOVING FRIENDS, GODLY COUNSEL...)
HUMOROUS STORY: (UPS-AND-DOWNS, LIKE GOOD NEWS/BAD NEWS STORIES...) The avid golfer had a dream he was talking to and angel and asked, "Is there golf in Heaven?" The angel reported both GOOD NEWS AND BAD NEWS, "The good news is, THERE IS GOLFING IN HEAVEN... The bad news is, YOUR TEE TIME IS FIRST THING IN THE MORNING."
TRUE STORY: (LIFE HAS UPS-AND-DOWNS) Young couple was joyful about expecting their first child but, sadly, they lost the pregnancy. A few months later they heard the good news that they were pregnant again. This time, they learned it was going to be TWINS!
- JESUS TAUGHT THAT THE ROCK FOUNDATION STEADIES THE STRUCTURE DURING LIFE’S STORMS.
= OUR ABILITY TO MAKE IT THROUGH COMES BY FOLLOWING JESUS
= WHAT DOES THAT REALLY MEAN???