Week 4: When the Storms Come

Dates: June 20, 2021
Primary Text:
Mark 4:35–41
Supplementary Texts: 
1 Samuel 17:32–49; Psalm 9:9–20; 2 Corinthians 6:1–13
Storm, Fear
Big Idea of the Message:
Jesus’s calming of the storm actually creates more fear in his disciples, not knowing what he will do to them.
Application Point: Rightly fear God’s work in your heart and trust that whatever comes, he will take care of you.

In moments of sheer and utter chaos in our lives, things that seem (or are) life-threatening, God’s reaction can seem weird. It can almost seem like he’s asleep on the job. But he sleeps because he knows that nothing the world can throw at him can ultimately harm him or those he watches over. But maybe it’s also scary to be alone with him in the peace, knowing the power that he has, including within us. Either way, we’re going to be scared. And either way, we’re going to be taken care of.
Discussion Questions:
  1. What is one thing that stood out to you from this week’s message?
  2. What is the scariest storm you’ve ever been a part of?
  3. How do you handle fear when it shows up?
  4. Have you ever had a powerful person on your side? How did it make you feel?
  5. What is one “storm” in your life that you can ask Jesus to still today?
  6. Close your time together in prayer.