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Jesus and the Fearful (2 of 6)
Series: Luke - Encounters with Jesus
Authority of Jesus
The Nature of Jesus
True Condition of Man
22 One day he got into a boat with his disciples, and he said to them, ‘‘Let us go across to the other side of the lake.’’ So they set out, 23 and as they sailed he fell asleep. And a windstorm came down on the lake, and they were filling with water and were in danger. 24 And they went and woke him, saying, ‘‘Master, Master, we are perishing!’’ And he awoke and rebuked the wind and the raging waves, and they ceased, and there was a calm. 25 He said to them, ‘‘Where is your faith?’’ And they were afraid, and they marveled, saying to one another, ‘‘Who then is this, that he commands even winds and water, and they obey him?’’
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Last week if you were here we began a sermon series called an encounter with Jesus, and what we started last week and what we are going to be doing over the next several weeks is studying the gospel of Luke and specifically studying 8 encounters that Jesus has with very real people just like us. People that we can identify with because all of the emotions that these individuals in Luke are experiencing when they encounter Jesus, to some degree all of us have had. Last week we considered someone dealing with doubt but this week we are going to consider Jesus’ encounter with his disciples when they were afraid, when they were experienced fear.
Fear is an interesting emotion, because it can be manifested in so many different ways. Like if I asked the question what are you most afraid of or tell me about a time when you were afraid, well there would be 1000 different kinds of responses. Like some of you, you have had an experience just like this where you have been involved in a tornado or natural disaster and that is what strikes fear in you. Some of you maybe you have had a car accident where you ran off the road or hydroplaned and ...
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