by Stephen Whitney

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Antidote To Fear (2 of 10)
Series: Incredible Moments with Christ
Stephen Whitney
Mark 4:35-41

Six months after I graduated from High School I was on the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Mendota in the north Atlantic in December.
We were in a terrible storm with 30 foot waves. I remember standing on the bridge watching the bow dive into the water and
the ship shaking as it came up out one trough before the next wave hit the ship. I was only 18 and had never been to sea before. I
didn't know if the ship would stay afloat or not with the pounding.
it was taking hour after hour.

The Mendota had been built in 1945 at the end of World War II
and was only 318 feet long because they had been a hurry to but
more ships out to sea before the war ended. I remember going down into the hull of the ship to sleep and feeling it shake as it came up out of the water and hearing the metal sides creak as the
water pounded against them wondering if the ship would stay
together or be broken up by the pounding waves.

Have you ever been in a situation where you were afraid because thought your life was in danger? Most people haven't had that
experience, but there are things in life that make them afraid.

Teenage Magazine did a survey where they asked teenagers:
"What are you afraid of?"
54% said my parents dying
44% said failing in school
43% said dying themselves
34% said having a car accident
33% said loneliness
29% said being injured
28% said disease
28% said rejection
22% said being unemployed
19% said parents getting divorced

What is it that makes you afraid?
Loss of your health or your job.
Children making the wrong decisions.
Losing a loved one.


Jesus wanted some rest from the large crowds which continually followed him so he has his disciples get into a boat. In 1991 a boat was discovered on the muddy floor of the Sea of Galilee which was dated a ...

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