by Johnny Hunt

Storms: Over Your Head, Under His Feet From Teaching To Testing
Johnny Hunt
Mark 4:35-41
June 5, 2011

INTRODUCTION: In Mark 4:35, "On the same day" refers to the day on which Jesus gave the "parables of the kingdom." He had been teaching His disciples the Word and now He would give them a practical test to see how much they had really learned.

Storms are not only a part of the natural and human life; they are part of the spiritual life as well. Life itself can literally be seen as a voyage on a sea with the storms that come up unexpectedly in your life and mine. This life has been known to produce winds of adversity. However, have you noticed, they may begin with a calm breeze, but have the potential of becoming a cyclone.

It's amazing how many gospel songs inspired writers have written that deals with the sea, the ship, the storm, and the Savior.

- I'm Gonna Take A Trip On The Good Olde Gospel Ship
- Ship Ahoy
- Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me Over Life's Tempestuous Sea
- Keep Me Safe Til The Storm Passes By
- Smooth Sailing - Eddie Carswell
- Sail On
- The Anchor Holds
- Praise Him In This Storm Mark Hall/Casting Crowns

In Mark 4, it is as if Jesus tells His followers that there is the Admonition of His Word, followed by the practical Application of His Word, that has to be Appropriated once Assimilated.

In this text, Jesus had very little to say; He spoke 3 times and used 24 words. Again, the lessons in this storm were part of the day's curriculum. Sometimes, Jesus teaches us lessons we didn't know we needed.


The Lord has custom-made storms and thorns. Storms you can't row and thorns you can't remove.

2 Corinthians 12:6-10, "For though I might desire to boast, I will not be a fool; for I will speak the truth. But I refrain, lest anyone should think of me above what he sees me to be or hears from me. And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was g ...

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