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When Storms Come

Everyone will deal with Storms
Storms are
++Unexpected
++Unexplained
++Unforgiving
Matthew 5:45 KJV 1900
45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.
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When the rains come
++Everyone is effected
++Everyone gets wet
Even Christ encountered storms.
Mark 4:36–37 KJV 1900
36 And when they had sent away the multitude, they took him even as he was in the ship. And there were also with him other little ships. 37 And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full.
Mark 4:38 KJV 1900
38 And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish?
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Some storms
Some storms
++are natural
Some storms are natural
++are spiritual
Natural Storms
Some are spiritual
++Occur as apart of Nature
++Can be predicted
++
++Are limited
++Outside of man’s control
Acts 27:13–15 KJV 1900
13 And when the south wind blew softly, supposing that they had obtained their purpose, loosing thence, they sailed close by Crete. 14 But not long after there arose against it a tempestuous wind, called Euroclydon. 15 And when the ship was caught, and could not bear up into the wind, we let her drive.
Spiritual storms
++Conceals God true purposes
++Conduits of doubt
++Create opportunities
Psalm 13:1–2 KJV 1900
1 How long wilt thou forget me, O Lord? for ever? How long wilt thou hide thy face from me? 2 How long shall I take counsel in my soul, Having sorrow in my heart daily? How long shall mine enemy be exalted over me?
In every case storms bring
In every case
++Uncertainty
++Fear of loss
++An awareness of our mortality

Everyone needs a shelter in the time of a storm.

Psalm 61:3 KJV 1900
3 For thou hast been a shelter for me, And a strong tower from the enemy.
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The Right Shelter

The Right Shelter
++Is a Dwelling place
We are not just visiting
Ps 84:4
Psalm 84:4 KJV 1900
4 Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: They will be still praising thee. Selah.
Psalm 84:4 KJV 1900
4 Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: They will be still praising thee. Selah.

The Lord’s house

Those close to the Lord in relationship recognizes the significance of the dwelling place of God
It is a
++Place of blessing
++Privileged place
++Purity gives access
++Praise is the sustaining force
No your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit.
Acts 17:20–28 KJV 1900
20 For thou bringest certain strange things to our ears: we would know therefore what these things mean. 21 (For all the Athenians and strangers which were there spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell, or to hear some new thing.) 22 Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars’ hill, and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious. 23 For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you. 24 God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; 25 Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things; 26 And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; 27 That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us: 28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.
Acts 17 KJV 1900
1 Now when they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where was a synagogue of the Jews: 2 And Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three sabbath days reasoned with them out of the scriptures, 3 Opening and alleging, that Christ must needs have suffered, and risen again from the dead; and that this Jesus, whom I preach unto you, is Christ. 4 And some of them believed, and consorted with Paul and Silas; and of the devout Greeks a great multitude, and of the chief women not a few. 5 But the Jews which believed not, moved with envy, took unto them certain lewd fellows of the baser sort, and gathered a company, and set all the city on an uproar, and assaulted the house of Jason, and sought to bring them out to the people. 6 And when they found them not, they drew Jason and certain brethren unto the rulers of the city, crying, These that have turned the world upside down are come hither also; 7 Whom Jason hath received: and these all do contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, one Jesus. 8 And they troubled the people and the rulers of the city, when they heard these things. 9 And when they had taken security of Jason, and of the other, they let them go. 10 And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming thither went into the synagogue of the Jews. 11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so. 12 Therefore many of them believed; also of honourable women which were Greeks, and of men, not a few. 13 But when the Jews of Thessalonica had knowledge that the word of God was preached of Paul at Berea, they came thither also, and stirred up the people. 14 And then immediately the brethren sent away Paul to go as it were to the sea: but Silas and Timotheus abode there still. 15 And they that conducted Paul brought him unto Athens: and receiving a commandment unto Silas and Timotheus for to come to him with all speed, they departed. 16 Now while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was stirred in him, when he saw the city wholly given to idolatry. 17 Therefore disputed he in the synagogue with the Jews, and with the devout persons, and in the market daily with them that met with him. 18 Then certain philosophers of the Epicureans, and of the Stoicks, encountered him. And some said, What will this babbler say? other some, He seemeth to be a setter forth of strange gods: because he preached unto them Jesus, and the resurrection. 19 And they took him, and brought him unto Areopagus, saying, May we know what this new doctrine, whereof thou speakest, is? 20 For thou bringest certain strange things to our ears: we would know therefore what these things mean. 21 (For all the Athenians and strangers which were there spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell, or to hear some new thing.) 22 Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars’ hill, and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious. 23 For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you. 24 God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; 25 Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things; 26 And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; 27 That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us: 28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring. 29 Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man’s device. 30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent: 31 Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead. 32 And when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked: and others said, We will hear thee again of this matter. 33 So Paul departed from among them. 34 Howbeit certain men clave unto him, and believed: among the which was Dionysius the Areopagite, and a woman named Damaris, and others with them.
. For the Lord cannot be contained in a place or space made by hands. Man’s worship do not define him.
For the Lord cannot be contained in a place or space made by hands. Man’s worship do not define him.
For the Lord cannot be contained in a place or space made by hands. Man’s worship do not define him.
For the Lord cannot be contained in a place or space made by hands. Man’s worship do not define him.
At best worship
++Recognizes his presence
++Declares the reality of his existence
Declares the reality of his exitence
The Right Shelter
Is a dwelling place
++Is a place of strength
Psalm 84:5 KJV 1900
5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; In whose heart are the ways of them.

To find our strength in God is a blessing.

His strength is
Unfailing
++Unfailing
++Undeniable
Undeniable
++Unforgettable
Unforgettable
++Unshaken
Unshaken
Strength in the Unchanging God brings
++Hope
Blessed with hope
++Help
Blessed with help
Psalm 41:11 KJV 1900
11 By this I know that thou favourest me, Because mine enemy doth not triumph over me.
For their heart is not overwhelmed by the visible

For their heart is not overwhelmed by the visible

Psalm 91:3 KJV 1900
3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, And from the noisome pestilence.
Psalm 91:4 KJV 1900
4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, And under his wings shalt thou trust: His truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
Psalm 91:2 KJV 1900
2 I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: My God; in him will I trust.
Psalm 91:2 KJV 1900
2 I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: My God; in him will I trust.
Their focus is not
Their focus is not
Their focus is not
++The past
++The present
++But the promise
God can be trusted
Zion is their hope
Zion calls us higher
Zion breaks the boundaries of flesh
Zion is the focus of faith
The Right Shelter
Is a dwelling place
++Is a place of strength
++Is a place of trust
Is a place of strength
Psalm 84:12 KJV 1900
12 O Lord of hosts, Blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.
++Is a place of trust
Psalm 84:12 KJV 1900
12 O Lord of hosts, Blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.
Those that trust in the Lord blessed.
++He knows all
His power exceeds all
++His power exceeds all
++His presence transcends all
His presence transcends all
Trust in him never fails.
The Right Shelter
Is a dwelling place
Is a place of strength
Is a place of strength
++Is a place of trust
Is a place of trust
Is a place of Favor and Honor

11 For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor.

Psalm 84:11 KJV 1900
11 For the Lord God is a sun and shield: The Lord will give grace and glory: No good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.
To dwell in His House
++Praise adorns you
Praise adorns you
++Invitation to God to Dwell with you
Invitation to God to Dwell with you
To get your strength in Him
Realizes our weakness
++Realizes our weakness
++Rely on him in all things
Rely on him in all things
To trust him
Is expected
++Is wisdom
Is wisdom
++Is reasonable
Is reasonable
Why?
He is the Lord
Is God
++A sun- Rules the day
A sun- Rules the day
++A shield- Protection worthy of trust
A shield- Protection worthy of trust
Bestows favor on his favorite child- you an I
We are heirs we are joint heirs with Christ.
The Lord is not partial concerning his Grace

He gives grace.

The Lord favor will not be know until the blessing of God is known.

To know his blessing
++Get to know him
++Get to know him
++Praise him
++Praise him
++Let him be your strength‘
++Let him be your strength
++Put your confidence in him
++Put your confidence in him
Ephesians 3:10–12 KJV 1900
10 To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God, 11 According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord: 12 In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.
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Christ is enough

In him alone
++The Wisdom of God
++The Purpose of God
++He is the Key to our Confidence
Hebrews 3:14 KJV 1900
14 For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end;
Heb 3:14
Hebrews 10:35 KJV 1900
35 Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward.
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