THE SECRETS OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD, Ron Ward
JESUS CALMS THE STORM
Passage: Luke 8:22~25
Key verse: 25a
1. "Master, Master, we're going to drown!" (22-24a)
Jesus and his disciples got into a boat to cross over to the other side of the lake. Jesus was very tired, and fell asleep in the boat. A severe storm suddenly came up on the lake, and the boat was being swamped. Even these experienced fishermen knew they were in great danger. So, they woke Jesus up and exclaimed, "Master, Master, we're going to drown!" Many of the disciples were very experienced steering boats on the lake. But even they were afraid. The storm must have been something!
2. Jesus calms the storm (24b-25)
What did Jesus do? He got up, rebuked the wind and the waves, and made the lake calm again. Jesus asked his disciples, "Where is your faith?" Jesus didn't keep the storm from brewing. Sometimes new Christians are shocked when they find out that their lives can still be filled with storms. Jesus didn't tell his worried disciples, "Row harder!" When storms come up, Jesus reminds us to check where our faith is. Our faith should be in Jesus, who calms the storms.
Prayer: Lord, thank you for Jesus. When storms come into my life, help me to check my faith. Help me to have faith in Jesus who calms the storms of our lives.
One Word: Where is your faith?