Monday, August 24, 2015

Right Side Out: Acts 28:11-31

Watch, "Right Side Out: Acts 28:11-31" By Greg Sidders, Sunday, 08-23-15, White Pine Community Church

I used to think I would be the world's first exception to the rule that life is hard.

I'm not. 

And neither are you. Both of us have to deal with the disparity between the life we dreamed of and the life we got. As people of faith, we know it has something to do with God's plan for us. But what is that plan? How do unpleasant surprises fit into His perfect will?

We'll find out in this message. If you have a friend whose life is especially hard right now, please invite them to join you for what I hope will be an encouraging time together.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Get Out of the Boat

Watch, "Get Out of the Boat" By Matthew Butterfield, Sunday, 08-16-15, White Pine Community Church

Have you ever been through one of those times where it feels like God just sent you straight into a storm you didn't see coming? I'm guessing you could probably remember a time; in fact you may be going through one right now. Our all-seeing, all-knowing, all-powerful God just sent your little boat into a hurricane.

That's how the disciples probably felt when Jesus told them to go ahead of Him across a lake while He stayed behind. They went straight into s storm in the darkness of a night they would always remember. But they remembered it for all of the right reasons. We know this story for all of the right reasons.

My hope is that through this message you'll have a new perspective on the storms in your life as we take a look at a little boat in a big storm and catch a glimpse of how friendship, faith and love created a night the world would never forget.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

The Perfect Storm: Acts 27

When it comes to perfect storms, all of us a) have been in one, b) are in one, or c) will be in one. And that convergence of trials can test our faith in the promises of God. It's tough, when we're getting thrashed, to keep believing what God said to us in tranquil times.

I hope that through this message you will be able to hear the encouraging whisper of God in the midst of whatever storm you are weathering and get a peek at what God is doing right now, in you and through you, seasick as you may be.