Summary: An expository sermon from the book of Mark series.
The Miracles and the Ministry of the Messiah in the Book of Mark
Week 7: ‘Calming of the Storm’
Crossroads Community Church
Rev. Ricky A. Rohrig Sr., Founding Pastor
April 26, 2015
How many of you are afraid of storms? One of the great things about living in Iowa is we get to enjoy God’s splendor of nature through the various seasons. There are different kinds of storms we experience living in the Midwest: thunderstorms, tornadoes, hail storms, ice storms, snow storms, lightning storms, and floods.
One of the interesting things about storms is they all most always happen during a certain seasons of the year. When you are in it seems like forever, even though storms are only temporary. Some storms leave little to no damage, while others are catastrophic. Chances are you probably remember a particular time that you went through a storm.
Storms are so fascinating to some people that there are actually people who are storm chasers. While others, such as meteorologists study weather and storms for a living. You know that is the only occupation you can be wrong half of the time and still have a job. There are storm or weather spotters, and we even have warning systems for various types of storms. On your television, radio, and now even on smart phones your life will literally be interrupted to let you know there is a severe storm on the horizon.
While talking about storms before we get into today’s text, I want you to remember this; there is usually a calming before the storm and a peace after a storm. As we are going to be looking at a passage of scripture of a physical storm I want you to keep in mind the analogy and the parallels of the storm or storms in your life.
If you have your Bibles please turn to Mark 4:35-41and want to minister and teach from this thought, ‘Calming of the Storm.’
35 And the same day, when the even was come, he saith unto them, Let us pass over unto the other side.
36 And when they had sent away the multitude, they took him even as he was in the ship. And there were also with him other little ships.
37 And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full.
38 And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish?
39 And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.
40 And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?
41 And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?
This is right after Jesus was teaching about the parable of the mustard seed. I must point that out because Jesus is telling them ig they have just a little faith God can do great things!
So as I expound and relate today’s text to your life I want to break it down into five sections:
1. The Command – Mark 4:35-36