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Three greats   mark 4 -35-41 - march 10, 2013 (1) Three greats mark 4 -35-41 - march 10, 2013 (1) Presentation Transcript

  • The Essential Jesus asRevealed in the Gospel of Mark
  • Wednesday’s Snowy Forecast!
  • 2 Peter 1:19a, 21And we have the prophetic word morefully confirmed . . . For no prophecywas ever produced by the will of man,but men spoke from God as they werecarried along by the Holy Spirit. View slide
  • Sharpening Our Focus on Christ!Five passages each week to help us “fix our eyes upon Jesus!” View slide
  • The Essential Jesus asRevealed in the Gospel of Mark
  • 1227 AD - StephenLangton, Archbishopof Canterburydeveloped thechapter divisions forthe New Testament
  • Mark 4:35 thru end of chp. 54:35-41 – Jesus’ sovereignty over the natural realm (wind and sea)5:1-20 – Jesus’ sovereignty over the supernatural realm (demons)5:21-43 – Jesus’ sovereignty over both (death)
  • Jesus’ sovereignty over natural realmMark 4:35-37On that day, when evening had come, hesaid to them, “Let us go across to the otherside.” And leaving the crowd, they tookhim with them in the boat, just as he was.And other boats were with him. And agreat windstorm arose, and thewaves were breaking into the boat, so thatthe boat was already filling.
  • Jesus’ sovereignty over natural realmMark 4:38-39But he was in the stern, asleep on thecushion. And they woke him and said tohim, “Teacher, do you not care that weare perishing?” And he awoke andrebuked the wind and said to the sea,“Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased,and there was a great calm.
  • Jesus’ sovereignty over natural realmMark 4:40-41He said to them, “Why are you so afraid?Have you still no faith?”41 And they werefilled with great fear and said to oneanother, “Who then is this, that even thewind and the sea obey him?” “mega”
  • Jesus’ sovereignty over natural realm “megapixel” “megachurch” “megawatt” “megadeal”
  • Three “MEGA” things … A mega windstorm (v. 37) A mega calm (v. 39) A mega fear (v. 41)
  • The story’s setting . . .Mark 4:35-36On that day, when evening had come,he said to them, “Let us go across to theother side.” And leaving the crowd, theytook him with them in the boat, just ashe was. And other boats were with him.
  • The story’s setting . . .On that day . . . (from 3:14 onward)- Selection of the Twelve- Breakfast skipped (due to THE Crowd!)- Conflict with teachers of The Law- Attempted intervention by family- Teaching (parables … four and more!)
  • The story’s setting . . .Mark 4:35-36On that day, when evening had come, hesaid to them, “Let us go across to theother side.” And leaving the crowd, theytook him with them in the boat, just ashe was. And other boats were with him.
  • The story’s setting . . .
  • The story’s setting . . .Mark 4:35-36On that day, when evening had come, hesaid to them, “Let us go across to theother side.” And leaving the crowd, theytook him with them in the boat, just ashe was. And other boats were withhim.
  • Three “MEGA” things … A mega windstorm (v. 37)
  • A mega windstorm . . .Mark 4:35-41And a great windstorm arose, and thewaves were breaking into the boat, sothat the boat was already filling. But hewas in the stern, asleep on the cushion.And they woke him and said to him,“Teacher, do you not care that we areperishing?”
  • A mega windstorm . . .Mark 4:35-41And a great windstorm arose, and thewaves were breaking into the boat, sothat the boat was already filling. But hewas in the stern, asleep on thecushion. And they woke him and said tohim, “Teacher, do you not care that weare perishing?”
  • Three “MEGA” things … A mega windstorm (v. 37-38) A mega calm (v. 39)
  • A mega calm . . .Mark 4:39And he awoke and rebuked the windand said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!”And the wind ceased, and there was agreat calm.
  • Three “MEGA” things … A mega windstorm (v. 37-38) A mega calm (v. 39) A mega fear (v. 40-41)
  • A mega calm . . .Mark 4:40-41He said to them, “Why are you soafraid? Have you still no faith?” Andthey were filled with great fear and saidto one another, “Who then is this, thateven the wind and the sea obey him?”KJV: “What manner of man is this . . .”
  • A mega calm . . . “The only thing moreterrifying than having astorm outside the boat was having God inside the boat!” MacArthur Study Bible
  • Three “MEGA” things … A mega windstorm (v. 37-38) A mega calm (v. 39) A mega fear (v. 40-41)
  • Today’s Takeaways1. When we face troubles in life, wehave a choice to make: - We can allow fear to consume us! - We can choose to respond in faith!
  • Today’s TakeawaysMark 4:40He said to them, “Why are you so afraid?Have you still no faith?”
  • Today’s TakeawaysMark 4:38“Teacher, do you not care that we areperishing?”Psalm 10:1Why, O Lord, do you stand far away?Why do you hide yourself in times oftrouble?
  • Today’s Takeaways So what is to be done when the storms of life crash all around us?Remember Jesus! Stay focused on HIM!
  • Today’s Takeaways “Know that Jesus is in the boat with you. He is inyou. Exercise this faith and lay down your fear. For when this faith is active, fear vanishes!” (R. Kent Hughes)
  • Today’s Takeaways1. When we face troubles in life, wehave a choice to make: - We can allow fear to consume us! - We can choose to respond in faith!
  • Today’s Takeaways2. Beware of the modern caricature ofJesus, which emphasizes his goodnesswhile for the most part ignoring hisgreatness!
  • Today’s Takeaways “He is other. He is holy. That means that not only do people tremble at His voice, but seas that have no ears listen to His command, and winds that have noknowledge know enough to stop blowingwhen He says, ‘Be still!’ That is our Lord.” R. C. Sproul
  • Today’s Takeaways “Jesus is both unbelievably good AND incredibly great. And it is vital that we never lose sight of either one!” Pastor John F. Smith
  • Today’s TakeawaysRevelation 1:7Behold, he is coming with the clouds,and every eye will see him, even thosewho pierced him, and all tribes of theearth will wail on account of him. Evenso. Amen.
  • Today’s Takeaways Are you ready? Will he find you faithful?