Sumulong Baptist Church’s message series for September is Life’s Great Adventures. It is basically about Paul’s journey from being zealous about persecuting Christians to dedicating His life to God after his conversion and all the adventures he had along the way. We started regularly recording Sunday messages for the benefit of some of our members who have gone overseas. It has proven to be useful as we go back to the previous Sunday’s message in reference for our weekly small group meetings.
Here’s the link to the audio file: Surviving the Storm Sept 16 2012
Text: Acts Chapter 27
The recording can be better if it were direct from the mic or a better digital alternative. For now, we are doing it via the old school way until hopefully we will be able to come up with a better recording system, a mackie speakers musicians friend perhaps. But even as we settle for our phone’s recording capability, here’s hoping some of our members will find this beneficial. I personally use this in my own quiet time together with the notes I have saved on my phone.
Not sure why the recording was cut short. We noticed this morning as we were listening to it that it only recorded up to the third point of the message.
“The rest were to get there on planks or on pieces of the ship. In this way everyone reached land in safety.” Acts 27:44
I especially loved how Jeff closed with this beautiful realization towards the end of his message. It so focuses on the fact that God is not limited to whatever resources we have at hand. And often times we do have to let go of the things we so cling to for refuge and just allow God to sail us through life’s trials, in total abandon. Paul and the rest of the prisoners who were shipwrecked made it to dry land in safety on planks and broken pieces of the ship. Only our living God is able to do just that.
“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,” Ephesians 3:20