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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?