Pastor Bryan Krauss, Cross Creek Community Church, August 4, 2019
“The Sunburns of Life”
No one seeks out pain in life.
Pain will come into our lives.
There are different types of burns that happen in life.
3 Types of Burns from Scripture:
- Burned by a ____________.
Biblical Example: Samson
“Then the Spirit of the Lord came powerfully upon him. He went down to Ashkelon, struck down thirty of their men, stripped them of everything and gave their clothes to those who had explained the riddle. Burning with anger, he returned to his father’s home. 20 And Samson’s wife was given to one of his companions who had attended him at the feast.” Judges 14:19-20
- Burned by __________ around us.
Biblical Example: Habakkuk
“How long, LORD, must I call for help, but you do not listen? Or cry out to you, “Violence!” but you do not save? 3 Why do you make me look at injustice? Why do you tolerate wrongdoing? Destruction and violence are before me; there is strife, and conflict abounds 4 Therefore the law is paralyzed, and justice never prevails. The wicked hem in the righteous, so that justice is perverted.” Habakkuk 1:2-4
- Burned by _________.
Biblical Example: The Disciples
Everyone will deal with a burn/pain from life at some point.
What can we do to prevent burns or treat them after we have already received one?
How to Prevent and Treat Burns
- Put on ___________.
Invest time into our relationship with God.
“My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. I and the Father are one.” John 10:27-30
- Keep ____________.
This isn’t our home, we have eternity awaiting us.
“The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?” Hebrews 13:6
“But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ,” Philippians 3:20
- When we get burned by life, we MUST _____________.
“Then you will call, and the Lord will answer; you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I.” Isaiah 58:9 [NIV]
“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7 [NIV]
“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Psalm 34:18 [NIV]
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33