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Lao Tzu said “ a Journey of a thousand Miles must begin with a single step”

Lao Tzu said “ a Journey of a thousand Miles must begin with a single step”

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  • 1. Sermon by; Ptr. Juanito D. Samillano Jr. Christian Community Church Inc..Christian Community Church Inc.. Gredu, Panabo, City, 8105 Philippines!Gredu, Panabo, City, 8105 Philippines! JOURNEY!!!JOURNEY!!!
  • 2. Mark 4:35-41 (NKJV)Mark 4:35-41 (NKJV) 3535 On the same day, when evening had come, HeOn the same day, when evening had come, He said to them, “Let us cross over to the othersaid to them, “Let us cross over to the other side.”side.” 3636 Now when they had left the multitude,Now when they had left the multitude, they took Him along in the boat as He was. Andthey took Him along in the boat as He was. And other little boats were also with Him.other little boats were also with Him. 3737 And aAnd a great windstorm arose, and the waves beat intogreat windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that it was already filling.the boat, so that it was already filling. 3838 ButBut He was in the stern, asleep on a pillow. AndHe was in the stern, asleep on a pillow. And they awoke Him and said to Him, “Teacher, dothey awoke Him and said to Him, “Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?”You not care that we are perishing?” 3939 Then HeThen He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to thearose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased andsea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm.there was a great calm. 4040 But He said toBut He said to them, “Why are you so fearful? How is it thatthem, “Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?”you have no faith?” 4141 And they fearedAnd they feared exceedingly, and said to one another, “Who canexceedingly, and said to one another, “Who can this be, that even the wind and the sea obeythis be, that even the wind and the sea obey Him!”Him!”
  • 3.  Back GroundBack Ground  The early Church Leader’s “Papias”The early Church Leader’s “Papias” Said “Mark Gospel was the record ofSaid “Mark Gospel was the record of Apostle Peter’s Preaching”!Apostle Peter’s Preaching”!  His Home was the Center of ChristianHis Home was the Center of Christian gathering, during the time of thegathering, during the time of the Apostles!Apostles!  This Book was written AD. 65!This Book was written AD. 65!  The Gospel of MarkThe Gospel of Mark  William BarclayWilliam Barclay
  • 4.  ThemeTheme; Journey; Journey  Lao TzuLao Tzu said “ asaid “ a Journey of aJourney of a thousand Milesthousand Miles must begin withmust begin with a single step”a single step”
  • 5. Why God put man on Earth?Why God put man on Earth?
  • 6.  Genesis 1 ;Genesis 1 ;1 In the beginning God 1 In the beginning God  created the heavens and the earth.created the heavens and the earth.    31 God saw all that he had made, 31 God saw all that he had made,  and it was very good. and it was very good.  Because earth is the bestBecause earth is the best planet!planet!
  • 7.  Dr. Ralph WinterDr. Ralph Winter Said,Said,  ““if you can’t see very farif you can’t see very far ahead, go ahead as farahead, go ahead as far as you can”.as you can”.  TheThe RUNNERRUNNER said “I can’t reach thesaid “I can’t reach the finishing line and win, if I will not put allfinishing line and win, if I will not put all my force during the Competition!my force during the Competition!  TheThe FARMERFARMER said “I can’t enjoy thesaid “I can’t enjoy the product of my seed if I will not take careproduct of my seed if I will not take care of it”.of it”.  TheThe BUSINESS MANBUSINESS MAN “I will lost my“I will lost my costumer if I will not wear my smile”.costumer if I will not wear my smile”.
  • 8. JOURNEY IMPLIES THAT:JOURNEY IMPLIES THAT: Position is a mustPosition is a must PreParation is aPreParation is a mustmust radical and crucialradical and crucial decision is a must!decision is a must!
  • 9. PositionPosition is a mustis a must  V36 they left the crowd; the disciplesV36 they left the crowd; the disciples gotgot into the boat in which Jesus wasinto the boat in which Jesus was already sitting,already sitting, and they took him withand they took him with them.them.  King James Version “King James Version “ShipShip””  Gideon's International Bible “Gideon's International Bible “Ship”Ship”  New international VersionNew international Version “Boat”“Boat”  Today's English VersionToday's English Version “Boat”“Boat”
  • 10. Preparation is a Must!Preparation is a Must!  A; Physical Preparation-A; Physical Preparation- VV 35 ”35 ”On the same day,On the same day, whenwhen EVENINGEVENING had come, He said to them…”had come, He said to them…”  IT WAS EVENING, PERSHAPS THEIT WAS EVENING, PERSHAPS THE DISCIPLES WAS TEMPTED TO SLEEP!DISCIPLES WAS TEMPTED TO SLEEP!  B; Spiritual preparation- Just imagine evenB; Spiritual preparation- Just imagine even though Christ is with them yet they werethough Christ is with them yet they were afraid!afraid!
  • 11. Radical and Crucial DecisionRadical and Crucial Decision is a Must!is a Must!  The Disciple was a fishermen they wereThe Disciple was a fishermen they were expert on that situation. Theyexpert on that situation. They experienced it many times while they doexperienced it many times while they do their former Livelihood!their former Livelihood!  On this case Decision is a Must!On this case Decision is a Must! Own SkillsOwn Skills Rely on GodRely on God
  • 12. Henri Nouwen!!!Henri Nouwen!!! ““joy does not simply happenjoy does not simply happen to us, we have to chooseto us, we have to choose Joy and Keep Choosing itJoy and Keep Choosing it everyday!everyday! James Roy smith!!!James Roy smith!!! ““the great need of our day is not greaterthe great need of our day is not greater advancement of scientific man butadvancement of scientific man but greater development of spiritual man!greater development of spiritual man!
  • 13.  I; Storm was God’s way of testingI; Storm was God’s way of testing Apostles faith!Apostles faith!  V 40V 40 But He said to them, “Why areBut He said to them, “Why are you so fearful? How is it that you haveyou so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?”no faith?”  On this occasion do you think theOn this occasion do you think the apostle passed the test? How aboutapostle passed the test? How about you?you? Why Jesus sleep during theWhy Jesus sleep during the storms?storms?
  • 14.  II; Storm means to test theII; Storm means to test the apostle Reaction!apostle Reaction!  3838 But He was in the stern, asleepBut He was in the stern, asleep on a pillow. And they awoke Him andon a pillow. And they awoke Him and said to Him, “Teacher, do You notsaid to Him, “Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?”care that we are perishing?”  They were driven and defeated byThey were driven and defeated by their emotions! How about us today?their emotions! How about us today?
  • 15.  After the storm!!!!After the storm!!!!  3939 Then He arose and rebuked the wind,Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea,and said to the sea, “Peace”“Peace” bebe ““still!”still!” And the wind ceased and thereAnd the wind ceased and there was awas a ““great calm”great calm”.. Do not fear during theDo not fear during the storms of our Journey!!storms of our Journey!!
  • 16. John MaxwellJohn Maxwell In his book “In his book “Success JourneySuccess Journey””  ““A dream without a positive attitudeA dream without a positive attitude produces a daydreamer. A positiveproduces a daydreamer. A positive attitude without a dream produces aattitude without a dream produces a pleasant person who can’t progress.pleasant person who can’t progress. A dream together with a positiveA dream together with a positive attitude produces a person withattitude produces a person with unlimited potentials during hisunlimited potentials during his journey”.journey”.