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Where Is Your Faith? (Luke 8:22-25) - 8/6/23

INTRO THOUGHTS

  • Jesus’s authority over all things.

  • Calming the storm

  • True Faith

  • Trusting in the Word

  • 2 Important Questions.

    • Where is your faith?

    • Who then is this?


Where is Your Faith?


Jesus has told them they were CROSSING OVER TO THE OTHER SIDE

He has performed several miracles to this point

  • healings, catch of fish, raising the dead

  • should have only taken one

First time that it impacted them directly.

  • The circumstance and the miracle

  • Easy to tell others – Harder when it is on us

Why fear and unbelief?

  • Forgetfulness

  • Lack of Focus (us and circumstances)

Who Then is This?


Jesus resting in the storm

Sailors on the Sea (107:23–32) 23–24 Merchants who crossed the seas in search of fortune witnessed the marvels of God’s creation at sea. The Lord’s power is so great that he can easily stir up “mighty waters” and then calm them. 25–27 By the word of the Lord, he lifted up the waves of the sea, which frightened the merchants as they rose “up to the heavens” and “went down to the depths.” As the ship was being tossed about as a plaything, the seafarers, unable to do anything about their lot, became dispirited and terrified. They tried to hold on to something solid, like “drunken men” who stagger and try to find stability. All their skills at navigation were ineffective so that they became desperate. 28–32 The sailors too prayed in their distress, and the Lord responded to their prayer. He silenced the sea and brought the sailors safely to their destination, thus making them “glad.” Their joy brought them to expressions of devotion to the Lord. The proper response of thanksgiving finds its fullest development here. The merchants must publicly declare what God has done in communal worship and in places of leadership. KENNETH L. BARKER AND JOHN R. KOHLENBERGER III, EXPOSITOR’S BIBLE COMMENTARY (ABRIDGED EDITION: OLD TESTAMENT) (GRAND RAPIDS, MI: ZONDERVAN PUBLISHING HOUSE, 1994), 906.

Master, Master v. 24

  • Psalm 46:1–3 [1] God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. [2] Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, [3] though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling. Selah (ESV)

  • Acts 10:36As for the word that he sent to Israel, preaching good news of peace through Jesus Christ (he is Lord of all)

    • Preaching to Cornelius

    • He knew, He had experienced, He believed


We can trust Him in the storms of life

1 Peter 5:6–7[6] Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, [7] casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

Romans 8:38-39[38] For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, [39] nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

2 Timothy 4:18The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed and bring me safely into his heavenly kingdom. To him be the glory forever and ever. Amen.

FAITH

Forsaking All I Trust Him

When we get HIM right our faith naturally follows.

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