First Baptist Church, Elgin TX
Questioning Jesus – Week 11
October 31, 2021
Main Scripture Reference(s)
Matthew 8:23-27

Questioning Jesus – Week 11

October 31, 2021 / Matthew 8:23-27

Questioning Jesus – Week 11

Question #11

“Why are you afraid?”

  • Matthew 8:26

Observations:

1. Sometimes we with fear because our faith is than it should be.

  • Matthew 8:26
  • Ephesians 4:14

2. Our faith gets small when we the and the of God.

  • Mark 4:35
  • Mark 4:37-38

3. Our faith gets small when we lose on the and of God.

  • Matthew 14:28-30

Application:

1. the four P’s.

  • Promises of God (Isa. 41:10)
  • Power of God (Mt. 28:18)
  • Presence of God (Josh. 1:9)
  • Peace of God (Phil. 4:6-7)

2. your focus on Jesus.

  • Time in prayer
  • Time in study
  • Time in worship

3. In faith… take a .

Community Discussion Points:

*Open by reading Matthew 8:23-27

  1. Why don’t we ever think about storms coming into our lives because of our obedience to God? Discuss.
  2. Have you ever had little faith? Explain.
  3. Have you ever found yourself tossed back and forth by the waves of doubt? Please share your experience with the group and how the Lord brought you out of that.
  4. How does God’s view of life and its circumstances differ from our own? Why does that matter when it comes to the promises of God?
  5. Share about a time you forgot the promises and/or power of God. What helped remind you?
  6. “If God told you to get in the boat, he has already seen the whole thing. If He is at peace with it then you should be too.” Have you ever taken what you deem to be God’s inaction in the midst of your anxiety as God not caring about you? Explain.
  7. What takes your focus off of the presence of God in your life?
  8. Would you describe your life as peaceful right now? Why or why not?
  9. Which of the four P’s (promises of God, power of God, presence of God, peace of God) do you need to remember the most right now?
  10. What is one thing you can do this week to increase your focus on Jesus?

* In closing, take at least one burden to Jesus and rest in knowing He is in control.

 

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