That Was Not Supposed To Happen

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Life many times takes unexpected turns. Here is a study we did @ Arise to wrestle with things in life that "aren't supposed to happen."

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That Was Not Supposed To Happen

  1. 1. “ That wasn’t supposed to happen” Rev. Samuel Robles Jr., M.Div. August 9, 2009 Inspired by an article written by Jesse Carey, “ When Life Doesn’t Go as Planned ”
  2. 2. Reflection Questions <ul><li>Have you ever experienced a time when things in your life weren’t going as planned? </li></ul><ul><li>Or perhaps they weren’t going as they were supposed to? </li></ul><ul><li>Ever experienced a time in your life when you felt that you didn’t have control of the outcome? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Let’s look at a couple of examples in the Bible of plans that were “supposed to” happen
  4. 4. Exodus 6: 5-8
  5. 5. The Exodus <ul><li>God promised deliverance! </li></ul><ul><li>After they were freed from slavery, the Israelites thought they were just going to walk right in to the Promised Land. </li></ul><ul><li>But what happened? </li></ul><ul><li>Deuteronomy 8: 1-5 </li></ul>
  6. 6. Luke 1: 26-29
  7. 7. Mary and Joseph <ul><li>They thought they were going to get married, have children, and lead a normal life. </li></ul><ul><li>But what happened? </li></ul><ul><li>Luke 1: 30-38 </li></ul>
  8. 8. Why does this happen? <ul><li>Just like the characters in these stories, we don’t understand many times why our plans have to change, especially drastically. </li></ul><ul><li>But God is concerned with the final outcome! </li></ul><ul><li>What we go through is temporary, but the results will last forever. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Why does this happen? <ul><li>The Israelites eventually entered the promised land! </li></ul><ul><li>Mary and Joseph raised Jesus, our Lord and Savior! </li></ul><ul><li>We need to change our attitudes from “my plans” to “God’s plans.” </li></ul><ul><li>Plans may change, but God is still there! </li></ul>

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