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MASTER, CAREST THOU NOT THAT WE PERISH? (14 of 16)
Series: Great Questions from the Bible
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 question asked by the disciples, ''Master, c ...
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