Well our country is struggling in some ways. In others perhaps the news and the politicians are creating a crisis. In either case real people are hurting. There are answers in the scriptures.
One warning; however, there is a solo by yours truly towards the end. You can turn down the volume.
Once we understand that Self Control is really “God Control” we have a chance at life!
“Peace like a river attendeth my way….” Words of the great hymn and an important characteristic of the Christian life.
The characteristic of Joy may not be what you think:
OK when you edit a sermon while preaching you sometimes miss some pretty big transitions so for the close listeners out there – Yes I read from Haggai then I started talking about Nehemiah. I cut a section of the sermon out and didn’t explain what happened. So in Haggai they started the project and quit – because their work was divided from their personal lives unlike the work in Nehemiah. In either case we are always part of a bigger story – one that we don’t always see or understand. Our calling in either case is to keep doing what we’ve been called to do. Hope you enjoy this sermon which could also have been called: Are you a Prophet or a Sailor?