Summary: We all find ourselves in storms from time to time. • Everyone here is on a journey. • Redeemed/sailing toward a place called Heaven. • Lost/sailing toward a place called Hell.
Pastor Allan Kircher
Shell Point Baptist Church
July 14, 2013
It’s about time for a storm!
• This text finds Jesus/end/long/difficult day.
• Jesus had a confrontation with the Pharisees 3:22
• Appointed 12 Apostles
• Parable/Sower from the boat.
He used boat/pulpit from which He preached/multitudes that gathered to hear Him 4:1.
• Day ended, called His disciples into/boat/commanded them to set sail for the other side/lake.
• Nighttime found the disciples rowing across that little lake.
• While they guided the boat
• An exhausted Jesus lay fast asleep in the rear of the boat.
• The Lord was weary from the business of the day.
By the way, this passage clearly presents/humanity of the Lord.
• I praise the Lord that He understands our weakness.
• He is able to sympathize with us when we grow weary
The Lord’s disciples were accustomed to being on the Sea of Galilee at night, they fishermen after all.
• While they rowed for/other side
• Tremendous storm engulfed their boat.
• They found themselves/fight/their very lives.
• Storm of unusual power and intensity.
• It terrified/disciples/caused them/fear for their lives.
On that dark/terrifying night, they experienced the Lord’s power to deliver them from the /storm/threatened to kill them.
I would like us to join/Lord/His men/they face/storm/their lives.
• They found themselves/hopeless situation
• There seemed to be no escape
• It was so intense they feared for their lives.
We all find ourselves in storms from time to time.
• Everyone here is on a journey.
• Redeemed/sailing toward a place called Heaven.
• Lost/sailing toward a place called Hell.
As we sail, storms will arise and threaten our boats.
• Often, just like/disciples
• We come to believe/storms will destroy us.
• Not sent to destroy you, but to develop you.
• They may grind you at times/Lord use them to grow you.
I pray that God will use the truths from this passage to teach us that there is hope. Let’s explore these verses together today.
I. V. 37 THE REALITIES OF THIS STORM
This Storm Was Unexpected
• Mark tells us “a furious squall came up.”
• Storms like this/very common/Sea of Galilee.
• The Sea of Galilee is a most unusual body of water.
Below sea level and is surrounded by mountains, it is susceptible to sudden storms.
• Winds sweeping across the land come up and over the mountains, creating downdrafts over the lake.
• Storms like this one did not usually occur at night.
• disciples did not set out in a storm
• they did not expect to encounter a storm
• But a storm came anyway!
• That’s life isn’t it?
It can be calm sailing one minute, and the next, you are fighting for your life!
• One minute/enjoying fair weather