Shipwrecked But Alive!

Shipwrecked But Alive!

Shipwrecked But Alive!

Sunday, March 24, 2019 
(Acts 27:21-44) 
1. Neglecting good advice can come with a price tag of disaster and LOSS. 

(1 Corinthians 15:33; Proverbs 12:15, 19:20; 1 Kings 22:1-28; Luke 14:28; Ecclesiastes 4:13; James 1:5; Romans 12:2; Jeremiah 7:24; Psalm 1:1-6; Colossians 2:8; Matthew 24:4) 

2. When my ‘ship is about to wreck’, look to experience God’s GRACE and heed His WORD.

(2 Corinthians 9:8, 12:8-9; Hebrews 4:16; John 1:16; 1 Corinthians 15:9-10; Hebrews 2:1; Matthew 13:9,23; James 1:23-25; 2 Timothy 3:16; Psalm 119:105)

3. There is a difference between believing in God and BELIEVING GOD. 

(James 2:19; 2 Peter 3:18; John 10:14,27; 14:9; 17:3; Philippians 3:10; Jeremiah 9:23-24; 1 John 2:4)

4.Just because something is imminent and scary doesn’t mean we should RUN. 

(Psalm 23:4, 34:7; 46:1-3, 56:3; Isaiah 41:10, 43:1; Philippians 4:6-7; John 14:27; Joshua 1:9; Deuteronomy 31:6; Jeremiah 23:1, 50:6; Ezekiel 34:2-10)

5. Those in the boat with us will be IMPACTED by how we handle the storm and impending wreck. 

(Acts 16:25-34; Matthew 5:13-16; 1 Peter 2:12; James 1:12; Ephesians 5:1-2; Philippians 3:17; Titus 2:7; 1 Corinthians 11:1; 1 Thessalonians 5:18)

6. My life and the lives of those with whom I will share the gospel are of great SIGNIFICANCE! 

(Psalm 56:8; Luke 12:7, 21:18, 22:19; Mark 4:35-40, 6:41; John 11:50; Romans 10:14-15; Genesis 6:8; Hebrews 11:5) 

Taking it further to help you THRIVE 

1.Looking back at your notes from this week’s teaching, was there anything that particularly caught your attention, challenged, or confused you?

2.The entire ship paid a price for not heeding Paul’s advice (v.9-10). Think about prices you’ve had to pay from not heeding sound advice. How does this affect the way you listen to and receive counsel now?

3.In verse 25, Paul said “I believe God.” What is the difference between believing in God and believing God? Why does this matter?

4.If the sailors had escaped, no one would have made it alive. When in life do you want to ‘run’ / escape? Why is this not the best thing to do?

5.So much about how Paul conducted himself encouraged those aboard the ship. What kinds of words and actions bring encouragement to you? How might you be able to more intentionally encourage others?

6.We’ve all said this before: “I’m just one person – what difference could I possibly make?” How might this sermon challenge this kind of thinking?