Abiding in the Storms of Life by Pastor Sande Lofberg

Abiding in the Storms of Life by Pastor Sande Lofberg

Animals: white western diamondback rattlesnake or Texas diamond-back (Crotalus atrox), closeup shot

We loved seeing everyone this weekend! Feel free to message us during the week if you have any questions. If you missed this week’s message, or want to hear it again, check out our SERMONS Page. Messages are generally posted each week by Tuesday afternoon.

Every week, we aim to provide you with some questions to process the message deeper, either personally or with a small group. Here are some questions for you to consider from the message “Abiding In the Storms of Life” with Pastor Sande Lofberg.


  • Matthew 8:18, 27
  • Psalm 73:1
  • Psalm 109:21
  • Luke 18:19
  • Genesis 28:15
  • Matthew 28:20,23-26
  • Jeremiah 29:11
  • Matthew 14:22-26
  • John 14:1
  • Psalm 139
  • Mark 8:30
  • Psalm 42
  • Isaiah 30:15


Discuss these questions with someone—maybe a family member, friend, or member of your Connect Group. Use a communication method that works best for your situation. 


Find a conversation starter.  

  • Define the following: Storm, Peace, Unbelief
  • What does a storm look like in your life?
  • What are the warning signs a storm is heading your way?
  • Like in nature, do you have a safe place? Describe, please


Ask a question to get you/your group thinking. 

  • In one of the stories of Jesus in a boat where there is a storm, who in the story are you, Explain
  • How have you experienced God in the storms of your life?
  • Where do you find your peace?
  • what part of your safe place does peace have?


Choose a question to create openness. 

  • Have the storms in your life, increased your faith? Please explain
  • In the storm and afterwards, what have you learned about the authority you have?
  • which do you do, “tell God about your circumstances” or “Tell your circumstances about God”?
  • In the dark times of life, are you complaining about how dark it is or worshiping the God who created the world around you? Explain


Be bold and pray with power. 


Thank you that you never leave me nor forsake me, nor abandon me to my own devices. Reveal to me the methods you have used in the past to protected me and have kept me safe. Please show me how much I trust you for the events in my life, and your plans are to give me hope and a future.

Amen, and amen.


Commit to a step and live it out this week. 

  1. Pray for Shawn, Deanna, and family.
  2. Pick out a story in the bible, determine the crisis, how it was handled, and if you would do it the same way.
  3. Notice each day if you are trusting God or dealing with life on your own. Then journal and pray about what might need to be changed.
  4. (for those with time) take a circumstance in your life and do the following: A) describe it from your perspective. B) Describe it from the other person(s) perspective(s). C) Describe it from God’s perspective {this one may need prayer before answering.}
  5. Ask God to show you where you place your focus is and how much you trust him.
  • Pick one or two of those options and take steps to walk them out this week.



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