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Everything You’ve Always Wanted

Scriptures: Ephesians 2: 11-22; Mark 4:35-41

1.   There is always a counterfeit that confuses people relative to the things in life that they really want.

2.   You cannot satisfy a spiritual need, longing, deficit, with material means. What are the things that rob a person of peace of mind?

n      Guilt

n      Greed

n      Worry

n      Boredom

n      Loneliness

n      A driven nature

3.   Lessons From the Life Boat

a)       Weariness comes in different forms.

b)       Many fishermen don’t swim.

c)       Often when we don’t see God automatically rise to our cause, we believe that he doesn’t care.

d)       Panic can cause us to lose sight of our own abilities and resources.

e)       It is usually at this point that we become serious about getting in touch with God

f)        They weren’t looking for him to do what he did.

g)       What were his options?

h)       Panic

i)         Bail

j)        Calm the storm

k)       They were terrified even after the storm was dissipated.

4.   The Pathway To Peace

n       Take a “time-out”.

n       Surrender

n       Learn To Listen

n       Trust and put God on the line.

 

THE SERENITY PRAYER

God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change

Courage to change the things I can, and the Wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time;

Enjoying one moment at a time;

Accepting hardship as the pathway to peace.

Taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it.

Trusting that He will make all things right if I surrender to His will;

That I may be reasonably happy in this life, and supremely happy with Him in the next.

Amen

Reinhold Niebuhr

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