Tuesday, October 25, 2011

One Night Upon The Sea


Mark 4:35-41

A Night Of Great Dangers (37)

The Suddenness Of The Storm

The Sea of Galilee is susceptible to sudden storms.

The Severity Of The Storm

It was a violent storm.

It was night time.

They were in terrible danger.

They feared for their lives.

The Source Of The Storm

It might have been a natural phenomenon.

God might have sent it to teach them a lesson.

It might have been satanic in origin.

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A Night Of Great Doubts (35, 38)

The storm whipped up a storm of doubt within the disciples about the Lord Jesus Christ.

They Doubted His Concern For Them

They accused Him of not caring about them.

They Doubted His Commitment To Them

They were afraid the Lord Jesus Christ might let them all die.

They Doubted His Comment To Them

They doubted they would reach the other side of the lake.

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A Night Of Great Discoveries (39-41)

They woke the Lord Jesus Christ from sleep.

The Lord Jesus Christ began to work.

As He did, they made precious discoveries about the Lord Jesus Christ

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They Learned About His Power

They learned that the Lord Jesus Christ was able to control the storm.

They Learned About His Promise

They passed over to the other side of the lake.

They learned that He was as good as His Word!

They Learned About His Presence

They learned that when the Lord Jesus Christ was with them, they had an advantage.

They Learned About His Purpose

They learned that the Lord Jesus Christ has sent them into this storm to teach them to trust Him.

They Learned About His Peace

They learned that with Him, they could sleep during the storm.

They Learned About His Person

They learned that the Lord Jesus Christ rules over the storm.

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The Lord Jesus Christ can still our storms.

If it is a storm of suffering, He can ease our pain.

If it is a storm of sorrow, He can comfort our soul.

If it is a storm of sin, He can deliver us and set us free.

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Do we hear the Lord Jesus Christ say “Peace, be still!” to our storm?

Let us stay calm and watch Him work.

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