Summary: Part 4:The Great Commission - ...Master, don’t you care that we are about to die???
The Great Commission
Part 4 – Jesus Calms the Storm
Pastor Bruce A. Shields
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† The Sermon on the Mount.
† He and his Disciples and Apostles begin to travel from Galilee to Capernaum.
† Jesus heals the Centurion’s servant.
† He then has dinner in a Pharisees home where He was anointed by a sinful woman who had repented.
† Jesus then returns to Galilee preaching along the way.
† Jesus Calms the Storm.
Mark 4:35 – 41 Jesus Calms the Storm
35 That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, "Let us go over to the other side." 36 Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. 37 A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. 38 Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, "Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?"
39 He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, "Quiet! Be still!" Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.
40 He said to his disciples, "Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?"
41 They were terrified and asked each other, "Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!"
I. BY JESUS’ WORD
35 That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, "Let us go over to the other side." 36 Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him.
a. After teaching and healing the people all day
i. This takes place after Jesus taught many parables.
ii. And He healed many people this day.
iii. There were many around, much had been done.
iv. Then Jesus commanded the Apostles.
1. Let us go over to the other side. (sea of Galilee)
b. This is a picture of our life and walk
i. Jesus led the Apostles to more work in His name.
ii. Jesus was doing the work (teaching & healing)
iii. When it was done, Jesus said “it’s time to move”
1. If you belong to the Lord, He will do a work around you.
2. When He is done, He will tell you to move.
c. Obeying the Word (command) of Jesus
i. Jesus commanded the Apostles & they obeyed.
ii. Jesus instructs us to obey all He commands.
1. How do you know what Jesus commands?
a. Read God’s Word
b. Go to Bible Studies
c. Meditate on His Word for understanding
2. What Jesus commands, we must obey as the Apostles
iii. This is part of being “doers of the Word”
1. Be doers, not just hearers…
21 Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you. 22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.
2. Faith without deeds (works) is dead…
16 If one of you says to him, "Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed," but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it? 17 In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. 18 But someone will say, "You have faith; I have deeds." Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by what I do.
Claimed Faith blesses no one!
True Faith helps others!
Proper Faith WILL produce proper works.
3. We can have the tools right in front of us, but if we do not use them…
I have a lawn. That lawn grows. I have a lawn mower, and a weed eater.
I can have the faith they will start, run and do the job. But unless I actually GO, and be a DOER, my faith without works, or action is DEAD.
People can have faith in the Lord all day, but there are some things we must DO, or that faith is dead and faith with no action will accomplish NOTHING.
So when Jesus commands, we, who are followers of Christ, Obey. WE DO!
II. THE STORM THEN COMES
37 A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped.
a. Jesus was sound asleep / resting peacefully
i. The storm cam AFTER THEY OBEYED HIS WORD.
ii. In life, most of our storms will come AFTER we Obey His Word.
1. When we are doers of the Word – we are attacked