The sinking of the Titanic is a story ingrained in our culture with mythic proportions. The events of that tragic day have been scrutinized from every angle, but the greatest contributing factor to the loss of so many lives was the simple neglect of multiple warnings from other ships, “Icebergs ahead.”
Failure to head warnings has lead to more disasters than just the sinking of one ship. It has lead to loss and heartbreak at every level of life and human relationships.
I believe there are three significant warning signs every follower of Jesus must be aware of if they desire to steer free of icebergs as they navigate their way through life.
Three warning signs of ice bergs ahead:
- When what I hear on Sunday morning changes my language, but not my life, I am in iceberg waters.
- When the cry for comfort is louder than the cry for compassion, I am in iceberg waters.
- When my eyes are so focused on this world that I am not homesick for Heaven, I am in iceberg waters.
Warning signs are not a guarantee of either a collision or avoidance thereof. They simply are what they are, a cautious observation that you are sailing in dangerous waters.
I pray you will give careful consideration to the warning signs around you, and may you steer clear of the icebergs that could hurt you or the ones you love.
Pastor Eric’s message from July 31, 2011 will be available later this week.
In Sunday’s message I reference the Apostolic Prayers found in the New Testament. Click the link to begin praying these powerful prayers.
On the Radar
Kids’ School of Worship continues tonight through Wednesday, June 3. Our children will be learning to Jam With Jesus each evening from 6:00 to 8:30!
“How to Study the Bible” discipleship training class will be presented Sunday evenings August 7 and 14, from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. The class is free of charge and childcare is provided.
You Heard it at EFC
- “Beautiful One”
- “Grace Like Rain” by Todd Agnew
- “I Adore You” by Phil Wickham
- “How He Loves “ by John Mark McMillan
Next Sunday, August 7, we begin a powerful new sermon series “Open and Shut.” Through the preaching this month, we will examine the influences that have gained access to the door of our heart and their impact on our life.