Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Preaching at Wheaton (18)

This week's Scripture passage (Mark 4: 35-41) is short but graphically shows the disciples are badly frightened in this storm. Even though they are with Jesus bad things still happen! His two questions "Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?" deserve careful attention, especially in the context of two kinds of fear we find in this text.

It is still early in my preparation but the sermon impact is shaping up like this:
By God's grace, what this sermon will SAY: Frightening things happen to Jesus' disciples but he is with them to calm fears, yet he provokes greater spiritual fear! And what the sermon will DO: Allow God to help us deal with our natural fears and develop our awe.

Thank you for immersing in this story with me. All your responses continue to be welcome.

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