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Sermon, Sunday January 29, 2017

This Sunday, we continue our sermon series, Inside Out, looking at Mark 4:35-41.

Mark 4:35-41 (NIV)

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!”

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Sermon Study Questions: Mark 4:35-41

  1. When was the last time you were exhausted? How did you get there? Retrace ch. 4, how did Jesus get exhausted?
  2. Jesus flat-out fell asleep to recover. How do you recover or find rest when you’re exhausted?
  3. Is there an issue in your life right now that makes you feel like you’re going to drown? If you feel safe, share that with the group.
  4. Jesus isn’t fazed by the winds or the waves, his inner calm spills out of him and on to the wind and the waves. What’s coming out of you these days? Calm or chaos? Explain.
  5. Even after the storm has calmed the disciples find a reason to be terrified! It would seem their default position is fear. What would you say or do for a person whose default position is fear?

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