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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
5
Sun
11:00 pm Singing at Antioch Baptist Church i... @ Antioch Baptist Church
Singing at Antioch Baptist Church i... @ Antioch Baptist Church
Apr 5 @ 11:00 pm – Apr 6 @ 1:00 pm
This will be a special service with Brother Donald Cantrelle at Antioch. We will have a great time. Come worship with us. 
Apr
22
Wed
6:30 pm Respite Bible Study in Mooresville,...
Respite Bible Study in Mooresville,...
Apr 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Special service with my good friend, Carson Cockman. Come out and be with us. Let’s worship the Lord together. 
Apr
26
Sun
11:00 am Preaching and Singing at Raven Rock... @ Raven Rock Wesleyan
Preaching and Singing at Raven Rock... @ Raven Rock Wesleyan
Apr 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Looking forward to another great time in the Lord with my friends and neighbors in Ararat, VA. Come out and be with us. 
Jun
17
Wed
12:36 am Israel Trip! 6/17 thru 6/27
Israel Trip! 6/17 thru 6/27
Jun 17 @ 12:36 am – Jun 27 @ 1:36 am
This will be my 8th trip to Israel. The Isaacs, Karen Peck and New River, The Bowling Family, and Tim Menzies will be singing and preaching on the trip. Please contact me if you are[...]
Oct
10
Sat
12:00 pm Singing at Creekside Fellowship, Ca... @ Creekside Fellowship
Singing at Creekside Fellowship, Ca... @ Creekside Fellowship
Oct 10 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
This is a wonderful day to come out and hear some great Gospel groups. Line-up to follow soon. Make your plans to be with us.