Contributed on Jun 4, 2015
The mission of Jesus and his disciples is to bring peace, harmony, wholeness (Shalom) to the chaos and brokenness of people. Jesus demonstrates this on the Sea of Galilee as he heads for the "other side" to fulfill that mission.
1. What if. . . a. . . . Our congregation ceased to exist? Would our community know? Would they care? Would the kingdom of heaven be impacted by our absence? b. . . . We re-evaluate our purpose, what would we find? 1) Worship? 2) Study? 3) Fellowship? 4) Benevolence? c. . . . Join God ...read more
Contributed on Jun 10, 2015
Jesus makes a connection to Jonah and his "sign" to the people. The connection appears when he and the disciples cross the Sea of Galilee and face the storm before he cast out the Legion of demons from the possessed man.
1. Swallowed by Whale In the late winter of 1891, the whale-ship 'Star of the East' was in the area of the Falkland Islands when it sighted a whale. Two boats were sent out with harpoons to catch and kill the creature. But the whale's lashing tail overturned one of the boats spilling the crew into ...read more
Contributed on Mar 23, 2020
When Jesus sent his disciples across the lake into the storm he was aware, prayed for them, went to them, and took care of them. What a picture for us in the COVID-19 Crisis!
1. Pessimist: A farmer had a neighbor that was just absolutely negative, no matter what. If it was raining, the farmer would say to his neighbor, "Boy, look at it rain, we sure need it." The neighbor would say, "Yeah, but if it keeps up it’s gonna flood." Then the sun came out ...read more