Summary: Noah and his family were in the midst of a storm and the Lord was in control of the Ark. We must learn from Noah’s experience that God is in control on the midst of the storm.
Jesus in the Midst of Our Storm
John 6:16-21 (Genesis. 6-9) Monte Brown
September 14, 1997 Sunday Morning
Noah and his family were in the midst of a storm and the Lord was in control of the Ark.
We must learn from Noah’s experience that God is in control on the midst of the storm.
In the New Testament we find another storm that the Lord was in control of. It is found in John 6: 16-21.
“And when even was now come, his disciples went down unto the sea, And entered into a ship, and went over the sea toward Capernaum.
And it was now dark, and Jesus was not come to them.
And the sea arose by reason of a great wind that blew.
So when they had rowed about five and twenty or thirty furlongs, they see Jesus walking on the sea, and drawing nigh unto the ship: and they were afraid.
But he saith unto them, It is I; be not afraid.
Then they willingly received him into the ship: and immediately the ship was at the land whither they went.” John 6:16-21
I don’t know why scholars in some commentaries want to discredit the word of God.
They say that when you’re on the Sea of Galilee, at a certain point it looks like people are walking on the sea, when they’re really walking on the shore.
They quote the Bible when it says that immediately they were that the shore, which indicates that they were in shallow water.
These scholars really are ignorant, because how does a ship sink in shallow water, and how can experienced fishermen drown in shallow water that’s close to shore?
Just remember that the Bible can shed a whole lot of light on a commentary.
Believe the Book, before you believe men.
I do know this about everyone here today,
you’re either in a storm
or you just got out of a storm
or your heading into a storm.
Our Lord will not fail you. You can trust in him.
Jesus is in the Midst of Our Storm.
Three Thing We Want to Look at Today
1. In our storm he considers us.
God saw the disciples in the storm he saw that they were trying there best to get out of the storm.
The things that happen to us, is by divine providence.
His success in our storm depends on weather we believe he is there.
What’s going on your storm will help you appreciate the next storm that you’re in.
What you’re worrying about just isn’t worth the worrying.
Remember some of the things that seem to be to hard to handle, like the problems your having with your kids, job, or marriage, the Lord knows your going through the problem, and he is in control.
He’s behind the storm in your life.
He will work out the problems with your kids he will work out the problems with your job, he will work out the problems with your marriage.
Remember how you come out of the storm, depends on weather you have given it to the Lord and believe that he is in control.
He determines weather you lose or win.
Just remember he knows all things.
You don’t have to report your storm to him over and over again, because he knows you’re in the storm.
Why did the Lord show up?
Because he knows how far you can go, and the disciples hadn’t gone 30 furlongs yet.
He didn’t stand on the shore and say come on you’re only got one furlong to go.
Hurry up, row hard, your almost there.
No he didn’t, he knew how far they could go.
Remember he is never late.
You may have not yet reached your 30 furlongs.
2. In our storm he comes to us.
When he comes he’s coming to take up your cause.
When he comes, he’ll come walking on the water, a way that humanity cannot respond.
He walks on top of the circumstances, not in them.
He is the creator of all things and is in control of all things.
He created the storm, he created the waves, and he created the wind.
He knows the storm that we’re going through, because he is the creator of all things, and He’ll walk on top of it and not in the midst of it.
He sees us in trouble and knows when we’ve going as far as we can go.
The reason you he hasn’t showed up in your storm yet, might be that you haven’t gone 30 furlongs yet.
The battle of Jericho and Joshua was out walking and praying and he see a man with his sword drawn and asked him are you for us or are you for them?
The man answered nay.