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Strengthened in the Storm (4 of 4)
Series: Beauty Begins | Strength Starts
''As evening came, Jesus said to His disciples, 'Let's cross to the other side of the lake.' So they took Jesus in the boat and started out, leaving the crowds behind (although other boats followed). But soon a fierce storm came up. High waves were breaking into the boat, and it began to fill with water. Jesus was sleeping at the back of the boat with His head on a cushion. The disciples woke Him up, shouting, 'Teacher, don't you care that we're going to drown?' When Jesus woke up, He rebuked the wind and said to the water, 'Silence! Be still!' Suddenly the wind stopped, and there was a great calm. Then He asked them, 'Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith?' The disciples were absolutely terrified. 'Who is this man?' they asked each other. 'Even the wind and waves obey Him!''' Mark 4:35-41 (NLT)
1. BUILD YOUR RELATIONSHIP ON A STRONG FOUNDATION.
''So they took Jesus in the boat and started out, leaving the crowds behind.'' Mark 4:36 (NLT)
''It is like a person building a house who digs deep and lays the foundation on solid rock. When the floodwaters rise and break against the house, it stands firm because it is well built.'' Luke 6:48 (NLT)
- Fill their emotional tank with loving words.
''Words kill, words give life; they're either poison or fruit-you choose.'' Proverbs 18:21 (MSG)
- Fill their emotional tank with loving actions.
''For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her … So again I say, each man must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.''
Ephesians 5:25; 33 (NLT)
2. DON'T TAKE IT OUT ON EACH OTHER, INSTEAD TAKE IT TO THE LORD.
''Jesus was sleeping at the back of the boat with His head on a cushion. The disciples woke Him up, shouting, ''Teacher, don't you care that we're going to drown?'' Mark 4:38 (NLT)
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