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  1. 2.
    • These Storms are various troubles that can come in life.John 16:33
    • There are two types of Christians:
    • Those who are in a storm.
    • Those who are heading into one.
    • InRomans 8:28God gives us knowledge
    • to help us as we navigate the storms.
  2. 3. Storms, What Storms?
    • Every Christian will experience storms.
    • Storms (crisis, various troubles) come in many forms.
    • We cannot control when the storms come.
      • But we can prepare for them.Mt. 6:34;2Tim. 2
      • We can controlhow we reactto each hardship that comes our way.Prov. 3:5-6
    • Jesus taught about storms.Matthew 7:24ff
    • Gods family will suffer persecutions.2 Tim. 3:12; Lk. 22:31; Joseph, Job
  3. 4. Jesus Is With Us All the Way!
    • Matthew 8:23-27
      • We need to exercise our faith in Him!Jn. 14:1
      • We need to find that peace, living in the will of God that Jesus had.John 14:27
      • It is though Jesus power that we can hush the storms.Matthew 21:20-22
    • Sometimes storms come because of our obedience not because of disobedience.
    • Matthew 8:21-23
    • God is with us through the storms!Ps. 121:4; Ps. 91:14-15 ; Heb. 13:5
  4. 5. Purposes of Lifes Storms
    • It helps us to learn the main purposes for the storms. Read Psalm 23 There are:
    • Correcting storms.Heb. 12:5-6
      • When we do wrong God disciplines us with storms. Sometimes we bring storms on ourselves.
    • Protecting storms.Mt. 14:22; Psalm 23:4
      • God always wants us to be protected from predators- we must keep close to the Shepherd
    • Perfecting storms.2 Cor. 4:17-18
      • Take Jesus with you as you go to the other side. Mark 4:35; Isa. 43:2; Phil. 1:6; Heb. 12:2
  5. 6. Looking To Heaven
    • Sometimes the storm never stops until we get to the other side!
    • With Jesus you will make it to the other side!Acts 27:31
    • Let Jesus onboard in your life today.
      • Hear and believe.Rom. 10:17
      • Repent of sin.Acts 3:19
      • Confess Jesus.Acts 8:37
      • Be baptized.Acts 2:38