The CALM and The STORM
Series: Seek & Save
June 09, 2019
This week, our series of messages from the book of Luke moved to the eighth chapter. Specifically we will narrow our focus to verses 22-25. Being in a small boat in the middle of a storm can be a harrowing event. It can cause different levels of worry, panic, fear and terror. Of course, figurative storms of life can cause similar responses as well. Sometimes, we can genuinely wonder if we will be able to make it through. In the midst of the literal and figurative storms we have a calming presence and influence in the person of Jesus Christ.
Ascribe to the Lord, O heavenly beings, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
Ascribe to the Lord the glory due His name; worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness.
The voice of the Lord is over the waters; the God of glory thunders, the Lord, over many waters.
The voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice of the Lord is full of majesty.
The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars; the Lord breaks the cedars of Lebanon.
He makes Lebanon to skip like a calf, and Sirion like a young wild ox.
The voice of the Lord flashes forth flames of fire.
The voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness; the Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.
The voice of the Lord makes the deer give birth and strips the forests bare, and in His temple all cry, “Glory!”
The Lord sits enthroned over the flood; the Lord sits enthroned as King forever.
May the Lord give strength to His people! May the Lord bless His people with peace!
Jesus is God and has all power… You can trust Him completely.
1. Jesus is the Calm before the storm.
Luke 8:22-23a, One day He got into a boat with His disciples, and He said to them, “Let us go across to the other side of the lake.” So they set out, and as they sailed He fell asleep.
--Jesus is at peace no matter the circumstances.
2. Jesus is the Calm during the storm.
Luke 8:23b-24a, And a windstorm came down on the lake, and they were filling with water and were in danger. And they went and woke Him, saying, “Master, Master, we are perishing!”
--Jesus is in control and sovereign over everything.
3. Jesus is the Calm after the storm.
Luke 8:24b-25, And He awoke and rebuked the wind and the raging waves, and they ceased, and there was a calm. He said to them, “Where is your faith?” And they were afraid, and they marveled, saying to one another, “Who then is this, that He commands even winds and water, and they obey Him?”
--Jesus can calm whatever storms you may face.
As you find yourself in the storm… Turn to the One who creates the calm.
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