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“WE ARE GOING TO THE OTHER SIDE!”

 

MARK 4: 35-41

 

 

HAVE YOU EVER FELT LIKE YOU WERE JUST EASING ALONG, ENJOYING LIFE? THEN, OUT OF NOWHERE, A STORM HITS! IT MAY BE SOMETHING WITH YOUR HUSBAND, WIFE, SON, DAUGHTER, OR YOUR JOB, TOTALLY, UNEXPECTED, RIGHT OUT OF THE BLUE. YOU DIDN’T HAVE ANY WARNING SIGNS. YOU WERE JUST SAILING ALONG WITH THE WIND AT YOUR BACK, WHEN THE BOTTOM FELL OUT.

 

IN 2000, I WAS PRIVILEGED TO TAKE A TRIP TO ISRAEL. ONE OF THE MOST ENJOYABLE ACTIVITIES WAS THE “JESUS BOAT” RIDE WE TOOK ON THE SEA OF GALILEE. WE LEFT FROM THE CITY OF TIBERIAS. WE TOOK THE NORTHERN ROUTE TOWARDS CAPERNAUM. WE HAD A WONDERFUL SERVICE. THE WEATHER WAS SO BEAUTIFUL. THE SUN WAS OUT AND IT WAS WARM, A SLIGHT BREEZE BLOWING. SUDDENLY THE WIND CHANGED DIRECTIONS AND THE BOAT BEGAN TO ROCK. WITHIN SECONDS, THE WAVES WERE NEARLY CRESTING OVER THE BOW OF THE BOAT. EVERYONE BECAME VERY FEARFUL. FORTUNATELY, WE WERE CLOSE ENOUGH TO SHORE THAT WE ONLY HAD TO ENDURE A FEW MINUTES OF THE WIND STORM. OH, BUT THAT DAY WAS A BLESSING. THE BIBLE CAME ALIVE RIGHT BEFORE OUR EYES!

 

  1. When Jesus speaks, we must listen

 

  1. verse 35 says, let us pass over to the other side
  2. purpose
  3. determination
  4. faith

 

  1. The Great Storm of Wind

 

  1. waves were so high, they filled the ships
  2. Jesus was asleep
  3. A question:

 

*Master, carest thou not that we perish? (Verse 38)

 

How many times have we asked this question in our hearts, when we are in the midst of a storm?

 

 

 

We need to stop and ask ourselves, is this a valid question? Do we really believe that Jesus doesn’t care if we die or going through pain? Of course, He does! This is a classic trick from the devil. Satan wants us to believe that Jesus takes us to the edge of a cliff and drops us off. But, it’s not true!!! The devil is a liar, and the father of lies. Don’t play his games.

 

  1. Jesus does 3 things

 

  1. he arose
  2. rebuked the wind
  3. spoke to the wind: “Peace, be still”

 

IV. Faith moves the storm

 

  1. we must arise from the storm
  2. commanded the wind and the storm
  3. your faith speaks. Speak aloud what you need!

 

Faith brings calmness in the midst of the storm. It brings peace.

 

*Jesus asks another question: “Why are ye so fearful: How is it that ye have no faith?”

 

Hebrews 11:6 says, “But without faith it is impossible to please him”

 

Do you have the faith to believe that, if Jesus says you’re going to the other side, that you will? We must come to the place where we fully trust Jesus as Savior, and as King. Otherwise, we are going to have to ride out some storms, alone. The disciples had seen first hand what the Lord could do. They saw the miracles, one after another. But, when they thought they’d lose their lives, they questioned Him. God help us.

 

Apr
27
Sat
all-day Revival! Wagoner Civic Center Wa... @ Wagoner Civic Center
Revival! Wagoner Civic Center Wa... @ Wagoner Civic Center
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Apr
28
Sun
10:30 am Preaching and Singing @ Lowry Fr...
Preaching and Singing @ Lowry Fr...
Apr 28 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Looking forward to service Sunday morning at Lowry Free Will Baptist in Rose, OK with my good buddy Clayton Moore. Wonderful church. Come and worship with us! 
May
19
Sun
10:00 am Raven Rock Wesleyan Church May 1... @ Raven Rock Wesleyan Church
Raven Rock Wesleyan Church May 1... @ Raven Rock Wesleyan Church
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Looking forward to another powerful service at Raven Rock. Beautiful church in my hometown of Ararat, VA. Make your plans to visit with us and worship with us! 
Jun
23
Sun
6:00 pm Preaching and Singing @ The Anch... @ The Anchor of Hope
Preaching and Singing @ The Anch... @ The Anchor of Hope
Jun 23 @ 6:00 pm – Jun 24 @ 7:00 pm
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Jun
29
Sat
all-day Texas and Tennessee in Wylie, TX... @ Downtown Wylie
Texas and Tennessee in Wylie, TX... @ Downtown Wylie
Jun 29 all-day
Excited to be coming back to Wylie. This is 4 years in a row. Looking forward to seeing all our Texas friends. Make your plans to be with us.