Each week I provide a number of questions in the church bulletin to trigger continuing response to God's word beyond the Sunday morning sermon!
This short story (Mark 4: 35-41) raises so many important questions for reflection:
1. What would you say to people who claim that God should look after believers and protect them from bad things happening?
2. What are the implications when Jesus stills the storm for us facing fears today?
3. In what ways can we “under believe” when faced by fears?
4. This story reminds us that Jesus provokes awe. How can we ensure there is awe in our worship?
5. It is part of being human that we have fears. Do you have a story about experiencing real fear recently? In what ways did the presence of Jesus make a difference?
Question 5 is particularly the one to which I hope friends will respond. Do any of you out there have a story about experiencing real fear when the presence of Jesus made a difference? Real stories make for powerful preaching - any help? If it's confidential then please use: firstname.lastname@example.org.