One of the most dangerous and adrenaline-inducing activities in the ocean is swimming with sharks. But before anyone gets in the water and finds themselves staring face-to-face with the world’s most formidable predators, they’ve got to know what they’re doing. They’ve got to know how to swim safely. In this message, Pastor Ed Young prepares us to dive under the surface and face the feeding frenzy of sharks we encounter in life. And he shows us how every day we spend in God’s House is like a pre-dive safety lesson that empowers us to swim with the sharks—and survive!
We all have moments, situations or experiences that alter the trajectory of our lives. In 2003, a 13-year old surfer had just that kind of moment. And in what most would consider a disaster that would end everything she knew, she instead used it as an opportunity to reach greater heights—in surfing and in life. In this powerful message, Ed Young sits down with surfing phenom and shark attack survivor Bethany Hamilton. And through their conversation, we discover that no matter what “disaster” we experience in life, God can use it to help us get back into the water and discover a greater purpose that we ever even dreamed.
Everyone has thought about it. “How would I respond if I were attacked by a shark?” But the truth is that all of us have been attacked at some point in our lives. While it may not be assaulted by an actual predator from the ocean, we have faced crisis situations where we needed desperately to escape. In this message, Ed Young looks at a story of a biblical attack where Peter found himself in the middle of a full-on feeding frenzy. And as we see how God led Peter’s escape, we discover what it takes to not only survive an attack in our lives, but also what it takes to thrive after one.
Everyone deals with sharks. The question isn’t if, but when. To make it out of the water, we’ve got to know what to look for; we’ve got to identify the dangers before we face the attacks. But the truth is that there’s an even bigger threat in life than the sharks we face. In this message, Ed Young shows us that there’s really only one way to stay shark smart. And he reminds us that it is only by relying fully on the grace of God that we can avoid becoming sharks ourselves.
On the 10th anniversary of one of our nation’s darkest days, we can celebrate together a light that shines brighter than any other. It is the light of a future found in Jesus Christ. In this message, Pastor Ed Young delivers a message of hope that, no matter how vicious the shark attack, God wants us to have victory in life. And when we learn to ask the right questions, we will begin to move forward rather than remaining frozen in fear!
Pastor of Fellowship Church, Ed is a no-holds-barred pastor, leader and communicator who uniquely connects God’s unchanging truth with a diverse culture through compelling and creative teaching methods. Learn More »