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Mark 4:35-41

Author: Kent Berghuis


Letting Jesus Calm the Storms

Mark 4:35-41


Main idea:  Jesus has power to calm the storms.


I.  From the disciples' perspective--they show our natural tendency to panic.


	A.  They are frightened by the terrifying circumstances.

		--these are fishermen who know the lake.


	B.  They are faithless when they most need faith.

		--they imply that Jesus should be helping them more actively.

		--Jesus' question implies that if they had faith they would not fear.

		--their amazement shows their surprise at Jesus' authority.


II.  From the Lord's perspective--he shows his authority over the storm.


	A.  He is fearless in frightening circumstances.

		--in his humanity, he is weary and requires sleep.

		--he shows his trust in God's protection of his human life.


	B.  He is authoritative in challenging circumstances.

		--his rebuke may indicate that the storm was hostile, that Satan sent it.


Applications:  	1.  Faith in the Lord will dispel our fear.


		2.  If even the wind and waves obey him, why don't we?




		
		
	

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