Master, Carest Thou Not That We Perish? (14 of 16) by Ken Trivette

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MASTER, CAREST THOU NOT THAT WE PERISH? (14 of 16)
Series: Great Questions from the Bible
Ken Trivette
Mark 4:38

Outline
I. THE COMING OF THE STORM
A. Storms Are Not Predictable
B. Storms Are Not Partial
II. THE CONDITIONS OF THE STORM
A. The Severity Of The Storm We Face
B. The Anxiety In The Storm We Feel
III. THE CALMING OF THE STORM
C. The Lord's Power Over The Storm
D. The Lord's Presence In The Storm
E. The Lord's Promise For The Storm

1. In October of 1991, a storm stronger than any in
recorded history hit the coast off Gloucester,
Massachusetts. The storm was officially known as "the
Halloween nor'easter of 1991." It has become known as
the "Perfect Storm" inspiring both the book and movie
with the same title. It is called the "Perfect Storm"
because it was three storms combined into one-
Hurricane Grace that was beginning to die out in the
Atlantic, energy coming across from the Great Lakes,
and an old frontal system that was around the New
England area.

2. Sebastian Junger in his book "The Perfect Storm"
wrote: "A mature hurricane is by far the most powerful
event on Earth. The combined nuclear arsenals of the
United States and the former Soviet Union don't
contain enough energy to keep a hurricane going for
one day."

3. In the case of the Perfect Storm, when these three
storms combined, it regenerated the hurricane creating
an almost apocalyptic situation in the Atlantic Ocean.
Boats encountered waves of 100 feet-the equivalent of
a ten-story building. Winds blasted over the ocean at
more than 100 mph. Waves 30 and 40 feet high battered
the New England coast, destroying 200 homes, and
property damage totaling $500 million. Nine people
died, including the six-man crew of a swordfish boat
named the Andrea Gail from Gloucester, Massachusetts.

4. As we continue looking at questions in the Bible,
today I want us to look at a question that was asked
during a storm. It is the questi ...


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