Happy Friday! After a string of parables it is now evening and we find Jesus and his companions traveling across a lake. They find themselves in a scary situation that leads them to wonder whether Jesus cares, only to discover something new about Jesus.
_ What is one thing you are thankful for and struggling with right now?
_ Who has Jesus placed in your life to love and help discover his way (gospel)?
Take some time to pray for those you are walking with to grow or discover Jesus, for the needs you/group are facing, and for the Spirit to highlight truth as you read.
35 On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.” 36 And leaving the crowd, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. And other boats were with him. 37 And a great windstorm arose, and the waves were breaking into the boat, so that the boat was already filling. 38 But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion. And they woke him and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” 39 And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. 40 He said to them, “Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?” 41 And they were filled with great fear and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?”
+ WHAT do these verses teach us about Jesus and people? (Use these questions to help make other observations)
_ What is Jesus directive to his band in vs. 35?
_ In vs. 36 what do they do?
_ In vs. 37 what happens?
_ In vs. 38 where do we find Jesus and what do we discover his disciples asking him?
_ In vs. 39 what does Jesus do? What does this say about His nature?
_ In vs. 40 what two questions does Jesus ask his disciples?
_ What does this account teach us about the correlation between fear and faith?
_ What good-news about Jesus/gospel truth do we discover in this account?
+ HOW does account convict you of areas where you are lacking faith and how will to take action today? (In groups discuss this in guy/girl break-outs, use these questions to help)
_ Who acted on the disciples account?
+ WHO in your life might you share what you learned, with today? (e.g., your family, a friend, co-worker or neighbor you are walking with to discover the message Jesus)
THESE DAILY POSTINGS ARE DESIGNED TO ENCOURAGE YOU TO ABIDE IN JESUS AND FOR GROUPS AS A GUIDE WHEN THEY MEET