Sometimes our plans have to fail in order for God's plans to succeed. Divine detours and delays are the ways God gets us where He wants us to go. Paul's detour as a shipwrecked prisoner on the island of Malta is a perfect example of God using bad circumstances for His purposes.
Speaker: Mark Batterson
Scripture: Acts 28, Revelation 3:8, John 3:8, Romans 8:28, Proverbs 16:9
Paul learns how to survive in the darkest circumstances not only by the "grace power" of God, but by the support system of saints around him. When times get really tough, we need God and we also need each other.
Speaker: Roger Barrier
Scripture: Philippians 4:10-20
Topic: Persecution, Perseverance