“Have a Disaster Plan.”





1.                  An actual statement in a real-life, but non-religious, setting.


2.                  Advice offered for understandable reasons.

a.                   Catastrophic events in nature

b.                  Upheaval within nations

c.                   A system unraveling


3.                  Instruction that gets our attention for spiritual reasons.

a.                   James 4:14

b.                  Ephesians 5:15, 16

c.                   Luke 12:40


4.                  A plan in either realm consists of the same elements.





1.                  “A small go-bag in case you need to leave the neighborhood.”

a.                   Luke 12:19-21

b.                  What to take along?

i.                    A good name (Prov. 22:1)

ii.                  Honorable relationships (Eph. 6:2)

iii.                Faith and hope in God (1 Pet. 1:20, 21)

c.                   Matthew 6:19-21


2.                  “A way to receive communication from the outside world.”

a.                   Disaster reveals necessity of information from without oneself.

b.                  The Lord’s word and prayer

i.                    Good news that abides (1 Pet. 1:24, 25)

ii.                  That we may be competent (2 Tim. 3:15-17)

iii.                Let him ask God (James 1:5)

c.                   Acts 20:32


3.                  “A meeting place in case your family is apart at the time.”

a.                   Rendezvous: to meet at an agreed time and place

b.                  A need God has recognized

i.                    At the entrance of the tent of meeting (Num. 10:3)

ii.                  When the church comes together (Heb. 10:25)

iii.                With the Lord (1 Thes. 4:17)

c.                   Colossians 1:5





1.                  Not that we regard life as dominated by disasters, but that we live so as to be prepared for one.


2.                  Have what you need ready to go.  Have a means of grasping reality.  Have a place where separation can be ended.


3.                  “To fail to plan is to plan to fail.”