Ministry

SCAR WARS pt. 2


TOP TEN COASTERS IN THE WORLD

No. 10 Nemesis at Alton Towers in England
No. 9 The Comet at The Great Escape in Lake George, NY
No. 8 Steel Force at Dorney Park in Allentown, PA
No. 7 The Beast at Paramount’s Kings Island near Cincinnati, OH
No. 6 The Raptor at Cedar Point in Sandusky, OH
No. 5 Megafobia at Oakwood Coaster Country in Pembrokeshire, Wales
No. 4 Steel Phantom at Kennywood near Pittsburgh, PA
No. 3 Cyclone at Astroland in Brooklyn, New York
No. 2 Magnum XL-200 at Cedar Point in Sandusky, OH
No. 1 Thunderbolt at Kennywood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

They show you the first part ….when you get on…
They show you the last part where you get off….but they don’t show you the IN BETWEEN!

YOU just hear a lot of screaming!
It is funny how people change from when they get on and when they get off.

How people get on…and how people get off!

FOR MOST OF US , WE FEEL THE SAME WAY AS WE ARE JUST TRYING TO GET THERE..

And he brought us out from thence, that he might bring us in, to give us  the land  which  he swore unto our fathers.   – Deuteronomy 6:23

Maybe you are yielding to get on the highway of life as a young person
Zig Zagging in and out of traffic on the freeway of  making a living raising a family and getting by
Stalled out in the passive parking lot of getting no where fast
Or in the parking lot of life waiting for retirement …we are all trying to get some where.

Trying to get “there” will give you bumps bruises scraps and scars.

Scar Wars
Pastor Steve Lummer
Part 2

Today – the SCARS OF JUST TRYING TO GET THERE..

ALONG THE WAY TO GETTING THERE WE NEED TO :
1. KNOW HOW TO MANAGE CHANGE ALONG THE WAY
2. STAY FOCUSED ON  GOD’S PURPOSES AND GOD’S PLAN.

How God Heals the Hurts We Don’t Deserve

Matthew 6:9-14 “This, then, is how you should pray: “‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, 10 your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. 11 Give us today our daily bread. 12 Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. 13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.’ 14 For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.

1. DISPEL THE STINKIN’ THINKIN’ THAT GETS US STUCK IN THE PAST.
VS. 12  Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.

FORGIVE THE BAD DEEDS.
FORGIVE THE BAD DAYS.
FORGIVE THE BAD DEBTS .

2. CHOOSING TO LIVE IN THE PRESENT
VS. 11. Give us today our daily bread.
When you’re down to nothing,God’s up to something. “Stand firm &see the deliverance the Lord will give you!” 2Chron.20:17

3. INVITE GOD INTO YOUR PAINFUL MEMORIES.
13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.’

4. RELEASING A PAST WE CANNOT CHANGE.
14 For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.

HOPE FOR THE FUTURE.
VS 10 your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

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3 thoughts on “SCAR WARS pt. 2

  1. Heather says:

    Lived by the ones in PGH. 🙂 I remember hearing people scream when they were on it (I never did) and the stories of it, they were the “war stories”…and we all have them. It is just a matter of what we do once we go through them, do we grow from them, forgive and move on? Or do we stay stuck in them and dwell on them? It’s our choice. We can make the decision to change our perspective and see the “good” in the coasters of life.

  2. I have been living and getting by since 2008 thinking I was over what had happened against me at a church I was interning at in Tucson. But still I have moments when I hear that persons name, or when somehow an old friend contacts me and says “hey have you heard what pastor so and so said about you now??” Or when another hurt member or leader contacts me and wants to talk to me about it. I find myself still getting angry, hurting for others, for myself. Actually wishing for even a half hearted apology. I guess I still have more work to do, to let go and move on 🙂

    • Nathan,
      To get over a deep hurt take much effort.
      All I can say is that without God’s help and the Holy Spirit’s power it is too difficult to attempt.
      The only way to move ahead for your future is to step past your past.

      it can be done.
      steve

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