Thursday, June 16, 2011

Jesus vs. Our Storms-6/16/2011

"And there *arose a fierce gale of wind, and the waves were breaking over the boat so much that the boat was already filling up." Mark 4:37

Today's installment of the "Water Gospels" is related as a series of statements and thought provoking questions.

We agreed yesterday (as we considered Jonah's woes) that storms enter all of our lives.
What are some storms that you have endured?
How did you get through them?

The disciples found themselves enduring a storm. The bible says that they were very
Have your storms ever frightened you?
What did you do?

Scripture tells us that Jesus was asleep.
What does it meant that Jesus was sleeping?
Is the point really that he was there?
Has he been there in your storms?

The disciples were concerned about dying and questioned whether the savior cared.
Are there times when you think God is not with you, or not paying attention?
Have you ever read the poem "Footsteps in the Sand?"
Our saviour has said, "I will never leave you nor forsake you."

Jesus calmed the storm by speaking words.
What does that say about him?
Does it remind you of the creation account?
What does it say about your storms?
What does our fear say about our faith?

The disciples wondered what manner of man he was?
What does that tell us about them?
What does it tell us about ourselves?

In our next lesson, we will talk about how they found out just what manner of man he

Loving Like Jesus,


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