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Summary: Staying focused keeps us ready for whatever might come our way.

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Title: Celebrating the Moment

Subtitle: Even When the Storm Is Coming

Scripture: Matthew 21:6-11; 23:3-4, 11-12; 26:38-39

Subject: Focus

Theme: Keeping the end in sight.

Proposition: Staying focused keeps us ready for whatever might come our way.

Main Points:

1) A Focused Person Is Obedient (21:6-7)

2) Even When It’s Obvious, Some People Still Won’t Get It (21:9-11)

3) Being Focused Keeps the Most Important Things Most Important (23:3-4, 11-12)

4) Focus Reminds Us Who’s In Charge (26:38-39)

Sub Points:

1) A Focused Person Is Obedient

• A plan keeps us moving in the right direction. (Putting together a bike.)

• Faith is believing in what we cannot see. (Hebrews 11:1)

• Remember that obedience requires sacrifice. (Church or beach, etc.)

2) Even When It’s Obvious, Some People Still Won’t Get It

• Don’t miss the picture in the chaos of your life. (Optical illusion)

3) Being Focused Keeps the Most Important Things Most Important

• Love God, love people.

• Too many things will try to take our focus away. (Peter on the water.)

• Focus requires our entire life to be given to Him. (Camera analogy.)

• Focus gives us permission. (Philippians 3:13)

4) Focus Reminds Us Who’s In Charge

• Just because we’re focused doesn’t mean it’s smooth sailing. (Story)

• It’s okay to be scared.

• His plan is always better than ours.

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