Living with Joy and Peace in a Frustrating and Dangerous World: When Things Don't Go As Planned

How can we have joy and peace in such a frustrating, difficult, and dangerous world? We begin by realizing how little control we have and yet how much the Sovereign God who controls all things loves us!

2 Corinthians 11:16-33,1:3-4
Acts 16:25
Psalm 115:3
Ephesians 1:11
Romans 8:28-39
1 Peter 1:6-7

Sermon discussion topics for parents to use with their children:

  • What are some of the issues we deal with when life doesn't go as we plan?

  • How can we think wrongly about others... about ourselves and our abilities to control the situation... about God?

  • Who is in control... what does the world say... what does the Bible proclaim?

  • What are the reasons the Bible gives that should make us glad God is in control?

  • How does the cross prove God's love for us?