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Through the Storm

July 19, 2020 Speaker: AJ Roberts Series: The Gospel According to Mark

Passage: Mark 4:35–4:41

God doesn't deliver his followers from the storm, but through the storm.

 

Reading Plan:

Monday: Mark 1 - 2 

Tuesday: Mark 3 - 4 

Wednesday: Mark 5 - 6

Thursday: Mark 7 - 8

Friday: Mark 9 - 10 

Saturday: Mark 11 - 13

Sunday: Mark 14 - 16

 

Questions: 

  1. ICE BREAKER: What is the worst turbulence you have ever experienced? 
  2. God does not deliver his followers from the storm but through the storm. How would you describe the difference between the two? 
  3. Fear is a reaction to a perceived danger; and while it serves as a God-given defense mechanism, it can often overcome us and prove to be unhelpful. Can you think of a time when this happened to you? Share a time where God delivered you through a storm in your life.
  4. Jesus essentially commanded His fear-stricken followers to deny their feelings and trust the truth. What truth, exactly, was He wanting them (and us) to trust? Can you think of some practical ways to do this in your life today? 
  5. Jesus is not attempting to rid our lives of fear, altogether. Rather, He is ensuring we have a properly placed fear—in Him. What do you think that means? Can you know when your fear is in Him rather than elsewhere? 
  6. We are all just coming out of a storm, in the middle of one, or headed toward one. How can we be a help to each other in each of these times? 
  7. Christians are anchored in Jesus through the storm, but those apart from Him are tethered to nothing certain. Who are you sharing the hope of Jesus with? Take time to share about recent gospel opportunities and to pray for them.

 

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