Passage: Luke 8:22~25  

Key verse: 25

1. Jesus rebukes (22-25a)

Jesus gave his disciples storm training to teach them faith. One day, he said, 'Let's go over to the other side of the lake.' So they got into a boat and set out. Jesus fell asleep. Then, a violent squall struck, and the boat was almost swamped. They awakened him with a terrified cry: 'Master, we're going to drown!' Even though Jesus was in the boat with them, they were full of fear. Fear is the opposite of faith. After calming the storm, Jesus rebuked them. Jesus wanted his disciples to have faith that sustains them in times of real crisis.

2. Who is this? (25b)

Jesus' disciples had seen him heal the sick and raise the dead; but still they did not realize who he was. He is the Creator God, the Ruler of all nature. He is the giver of life. When we know that our lives are in his hands, there is nothing to fear.

Prayer: Lord, help me to live by faith and not by fear--even in hard times.

One Word: Where is your faith?