Mark 4:35-41 Who is this Man ?
A) Storms / lose your Job / Financial / sickness / relationships / death
B) Storms that appear suddenly w/out warning
C) See what we can learn from this story about the Storms we find ourselves in.
NOTE SEVERAL THINGS
#1 v.35 Jesus says"Let us cross over to the other side
RESULT A STORM - Now this is interesting
A) Jonah ended up in a storm because of his disobedience, but the disciples got into a storm because of their obedience to the Lord.
B) Jesus said - Let’s CROSS OVER TO THE OTHER SIDE - so they got in the boat and began to cross over ! RESULT STORM!!!!
1) So they were Perfectly in God’s will – but they are in a Storm!!!
THEY WERE AFRAID – shouldn’t have been Why
#1 The command that He gave them Let us cross over
A) Need to understand that when Jesus says lets cross over we are going to Cross over.
B) He says lets cross over – we are not going under
C) He did not promise an easy trip, but He did promise a guaranteed arrival at their destination.
D) Lord’s promise to us - Phil 1:6 being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of JC
#2 The Lord’s Presence with them!
A) Listen when you are going thru the trial - when the waves are crashing down –
GOD IS NOT ON VACATION
B) A woman said to D.L. Moody, “I have found a wonderful promise!” she quoted Psalm 56:3, “When I am afraid, I will trust in Thee.”
1) Moody responded “Let me give you a better one,” & he quoted Isaiah 12:2, “Behold God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid.”
C) LISTEN It is fine to say that whenever I am afraid I will trust - but it is better to say I will trust & not be afraid
A) Guys I have news for You / our Lord is at Rest / Sitting on the throne
B) Listen Jesus is not up in Heaven Pacing back & forth when it relates to your life - or the storm - you are in. BITING HIS NAILS
C) He is at rest - because He is in control - Nothing passes into my life w/
out His knowledge
1) He is praying - ever lives to make intercession
D) Since He is at REST we should be AT REST !!!! Because Jesus was in the boat sleeping the disciples should have been at rest
1) Instead - freaking out & filled w/ fear!
V. 38 Don’t you care………
A) often our attitude in storms
That is so like us/ the very fact that we find ourselves in a storm causes us
to think - God doesn’t care about me / DOUBT GOD’S CARE
C) When in reality the Storm is the very tool of the Lord for building our faith & trust in Him / the method for growing us up .
c) The Father is always thinking future / Grow us up - mature us / make us
more like Jesus
1) We do the same thing w/ our kids - sometimes you just have to step back & let them work things out -
D) God does that w/ an ever watchful eye He just wants to see us stand - hold our ground & stand - knowing that He is watching !!!! He is there !!!
Watch what happens – V. 39-41
Who can this be – KJV What manner of man is this
Phrase used only one other place
Turn 1 jn 3
A) Lord I believe that you are with me
B) Storm I am in your will
C) Cross reminds me of your love
D) Embrace this Storm