Jim Henry, Pastor
First Baptist Church
3701 L.B. McLeod Road
Orlando, FL 32805
Reprinted from Radio Program, "WE BELIEVE"
Program #120, CT #206132
HOW TO RIDE OUT THE STORMS OF LIFE
Turn to the Gospel of Mark, as we end Chapter 4 in a very dramatic fashion.
In verses 35 to 41, we see the life of our Lord Jesus. We've walked with Him
all day long now, and it's coming to evening time and a very important event
takes place. Out of that event, I believe, we shall learn some lessons to help
us in our own lives.
Verse 35: "And on that day, when evening had come,
He said to them, 'Let us go over to the other side.'
And leaving the multitude, they took Him along with
them, just as He was, in the boat; and other boats
were with Him.
And there arose a fierce gale of wind, and the waves
were breaking over the boats so much that the boat was
already filling up.
-And He Himself was in the stern, asleep on the
cushion; and they awoke Him and said to Him, "Teacher, do
You not care that we are perishing?" And being aroused,
He rebuked the wind and said to the sea, "Hush, be still."
And the wind died down and it became perfectly calm.
He said to them, "Why are you so timid? How is it
that you have no faith?"
And they became very much afraid and said to one
another, "Who then is this, that even the wind and the
sea obey Him?"
Joe and Sandy Barker are students at the University of Florida. They
decided to go to Cedar Key and go out into the Gulf of Mexico. Being very
tired, one particular weekend, after working on his master's degree in
architecture, they decided to take a weekend break. They went over to do just a
few hours of sailing. They launched their sailboat, and as they moved out to
sea, they happened to run across a sand bar. When they did, it cracked the
center keel and this put them going in a South/Southwest direction and they
couldn't do anything about it. When that happened, it did something to the sail
and the rig ...
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