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CONFIDENCE IN THE CHAOS
March 29, 2020

CONFIDENCE IN THE CHAOS

March 29, 2020

Confidence in the Chaos

Series:  “New Normal” part 1

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Dr. Chris Vaught, Sr. Pastor

 

Chaos is = 

 

1 Corinthians 14:33 —For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace

 

1. Chaos and confusion are God.

Isaiah 40: 1-2—Comfort, comfort my people, says your God.  Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to her that her warfare is ended, that her iniquity is pardoned, that she has received from the Lord’s hand double for all her sins.

 2. Chaos is a tool of your .

1 Peter 5:8— Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

Isaiah 45:2—”I will go before you and make the rough places smooth;

Psalm 139:5—You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me.

Psalm 121: 1-2 – I lift my eyes toward the mountains. Where will my help come from? 2 My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.

Romans 8:28 – We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God, who are called according to his purpose.

3. God can bring to your chaos.

 “Chaos is simply an opportunity for God to show up.”   —Max Lucado

Genesis 1:1-2—In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.

 

 Without form=

Void=

 

Isaiah 40:12—Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand and marked off the heavens with a span, enclosed the dust of the earth in a measure and weighed the mountains in scales and the hills in a balance?

Isaiah 40:21-22—— Do you not know? Do you not hear? Has it not been told you from the beginning? Have you not understood from the foundations of the earth? 22 It is he who sits above the circle of the earth, and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers; who stretches out the heavens like a curtain, and spreads them like a tent to dwell in;

4. God can create something out of the chaos.

Mark 6:45-50 — Immediately He made His disciples get into the boat and go before Him to the other side, to Bethsaida, while He dismissed the crowd. 46 And after He had taken leave of them, He went up on the mountain to pray. 47 And when evening came, the boat was out on the sea, and He was alone on the land. 48 And He saw that they were making headway painfully, for the wind was against them. And about the fourth watch of the night He came to them, walking on the sea. He meant to pass by them,  but when they saw Him walking on the sea they thought it was a ghost, and cried out, 50 for they all saw Him and were terrified. But immediately He spoke to them and said, “Take heart; it is I. Do not be afraid.”

         a. Sometimes God sends us the chaos

               So we can .

               So we can see our

 

The Mission:

          the church rather than to church.

ISAIAH 41:1– Listen to me in silence, O coastlands; let the people renew their strength; let them approach then let them speak; let us together draw near for judgment.

ISAIAH 41:5-6—The coastlands saw it and feared, the ends of the earth were afraid; They drew near and came. 6 Everyone helped his neighbor, And said to his brother, “Be of good courage!”

ISAIAH 41:10—Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’

 

 Three times in that chapter God says “FEAR NOT.”

v10—Fear not, for I am with you;…

V13—For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, “Fear not, I am the one who helps you.”

V14—Fear not, you worm Jacob, you men of Israel! I am the one who helps you…

 

BIG TAKE AWAY

Confidence is created in the chaos when God gives us a new   focused on our new .

 

 

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