Jesus. Week 7 Teaching
In this teaching, Jesus. Week 7, we hear Pastor Mike talk about Jesus calming the storm on the Sea of Galilee and how we can overcome storms in life.
If we put our faith in Jesus then the storm cannot defeat us. Jesus didn’t just help them endure the storm. He calmed the storm.
Now that we’re on the other side of the resurrection, we see that Jesus’ invitation to put our faith in Him isn’t about faith for physical protection, but about faith for eternal protection. We are more than our bodies because faith gives us eternal life. Put your faith in Jesus, and you will live forever. Christians, nothing can kill you. You’re eternal; an eternal flame no darkness can extinguish. It’s not a promise of physical comfort. It’s of eternal life.
Reasons people chose not to have faith in God:
- Bad things happen.
- Skepticism about miracles.
- Christians hurt me.
Jesus. Week 7 Teaching Text
Parable of the Mustard Seed
30 Jesus said, “How can I describe the Kingdom of God? What story should I use to illustrate it? 31 It is like a mustard seed planted in the ground. It is the smallest of all seeds, 32 but it becomes the largest of all garden plants; it grows long branches, and birds can make nests in its shade.”
33 Jesus used many similar stories and illustrations to teach the people as much as they could understand. 34 In fact, in his public ministry he never taught without using parables; but afterward, when he was alone with his disciples, he explained everything to them.
Jesus Calms the Storm
35 As evening came, Jesus said to his disciples, “Let’s cross to the other side of the lake.” 36 So they took Jesus in the boat and started out, leaving the crowds behind (although other boats followed). 37 But soon a fierce storm came up. High waves were breaking into the boat, and it began to fill with water.
38 Jesus was sleeping at the back of the boat with his head on a cushion. The disciples woke him up, shouting, “Teacher, don’t you care that we’re going to drown?”
39 When Jesus woke up, he rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Silence! Be still!” Suddenly the wind stopped, and there was a great calm. 40 Then he asked them, “Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith?”
41 The disciples were absolutely terrified. “Who is this man?” they asked each other. “Even the wind and waves obey him!”
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