MMP033: A Game Plan for Facing Trouble

Welcome to Episode 33!

This week we are taking a break from a conversation and I’m sharing a recent message I gave at Hope Church.  The topic if this message is something crucial for everyone, especially those in their 20s…a game plan for facing trouble.

THIS WEEK’S SPONSOR: The Antioch Project

The Antioch Project is a 5 year, ministry leadership training program developed by the 17:6 Network for men and women who feel called to full-time vocational ministry.  It provides participants hands on training and leadership skills development in a peer cohort under coaching.  Students can also earn a Masters of Divinity degree if they join the Antioch Immerse specialty track.

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Biblical Perspective on Calamity and Trouble:

  • Troubles are part of life in this world.
  • It’s ok to call trouble “bad.”
  • Obedience helps minimize trouble, but will not eliminate it.
  • Disobedience will compound problems.
  • God uses trouble for our good.

Game plan for facing Trouble:

  • Before the trouble starts…
    • Walk in wisdom.
    • Pray for protection.
    • Help others.
  • During the trouble…
    • Focus your mind.
    • Confess the truth.
    • Pray.
    • Control you thoughts.
    • Take action.
    • Endure.
  • After the trouble…
    • Praise and thank God.

Key Guideline: Go to God in crisis!


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Join me next week for Episode 34, my conversation with Cody Flannery, Worship Pastor at Orangecrest Community Church.

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