Summary: Tough love or tender love. The disciples toiling in rowing, and Jesus unusual response. (He would have passed them by.) When we get close to God we will have sympathy for others, we can also gain insight into the best way to help them.
Summary: Proper 12 (B) Jesus is very God, and as God is terrifying. Because He is also man and with us, we see God’s love for us in and through Christ. Therefore we are reassured that Christ comes to us in love and compassion.
Summary: May be you are in a situation like in the middle of the sea, fear not, you’re not alone – trust Him to come to your rescue! Keep rowing , keep rowing, keep rowing, until He comes to your rescue – don’t quit!
Summary: The tension between our quest for tranquility and the pressures of responsibility and loving others is an inexact science, but we must do our best to seek the balance, which may be different for each one of us.
Summary: We all have to face opposition, 'winds blowing against us', but with faith in Jesus and the courage that only the Holy Spirit can give, we can endure and come through the challenges victorious.
Summary: This is the 2nd time in our study of Mark that we find the disciples in the middle of a storm. In reality, there were two storms brewing that night – one on the sea & the other in the disciple’s hearts! This caused the disciples to be “terrified” (vs. 50)
Summary: If we do not understand what God does for us every day, then we will not receive what He wants to do when we really need Him. Sometimes He must withdraw from us because our abundance blinds us. (Communion message)
Summary: What kind of person comes to your mind when you think of a person with a hard heart? Do you think of a mean person who mistreats little puppies? A mean person with no consideration for man nor beast is no doubt a hard hearted person, but I’m going to te