July 6, 2018 in featured, Sermon Notes, Video

STORMS: Finding God In The Storms of Life Part 1


STORMS (both literally and figuratively) are a part of our world.


Some are from God, some are from the devil, some are environmental, some are circumstantial, and some are of our own CHOICES.

(Exodus 9:22-26; Job 1:12-19; Jonah 1:4-16; Matthew 8:23-27; Acts 27:13-26)


Mark 4:35-41 35 That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.”


This is both a COMMAND and a PROMISE.


36 Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him.


37 A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped.  


38 Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?”  


Everyone wants the MIRACLE, but no one wants to be in the circumstance that REQUIRES a miracle.  


39 He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.


40 He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?”  


Fear is faith in REVERSE.


41 They were terrified and asked each other, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!” (Matthew 8:18-27; Luke 8:22-25)


Storms reveal things about GOD and about US.


God is clear that not every storm comes from Him, but He wants to use every storm we go through to GROW us. (Hebrews 12:7; James 1:2-4)