“Then Jesus got into the boat and started across the lake with his disciples. Suddenly, a fierce storm struck the lake, with waves breaking into the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. The disciples went and woke him up, shouting, ‘Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!’ ” Matthew 8:23-25 NLT
1. THE “SUDDENLIES” IN LIFE, IS A SET UP FOR YOUR MIRACLE!!
“Suddenly, a fierce storm struck the lake, with waves breaking into the boat. But Jesus was sleeping.” Matthew 8:24 NLT
“So I spoke this message, just as he told me. Suddenly as I spoke, there was a rattling noise all across the valley.” Ezekiel 37:7 NLT
2. IN THE FACE OF DEATH, WE CONSIDER LIFE!! CAUSING US TO WAKE UP IN THE MOURNING!!
"Better to go to the house of mourning Than to go to the house of feasting, For that is the end of all men; And the living will take it to heart.” Ecclesiastes 7:2 NKJV
“The disciples went and woke him up, shouting, ‘Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!’” Matthew 8:25 NLT
3. THE PRESSURE FROM THE STORM SHAPES OUR IDENTITY, AND DEVELOPS OUR FAITH!!
“The disciples were amazed. “Who is this man?” they asked. “Even the winds and waves obey him!” Mathew 8:27 NLT
“But he knows where I am going. And when he tests me, I will come out as pure as gold.” Job 23:10 NLT
Life Group Questions:
Has there ever been a “Suddenly” happen in your life that turned into a miracle?? Please Share.
Read Ecclesiastes 7:2. Does this mean we live our lives in depression?? We can’t enjoy the feasts (celebrations, parties, barbeques)?? Share your thoughts.
Why do we only consider life when someone passes away or we attend funerals??
How has ‘Storms’ shaped your identity and developed your faith?? Has your identity become more Christ-like?? Do you now have faith to remain calm in the storms??