The Promise – His Authority

July 12, 2020   /   Fellowship Community Church

The Promise: His Authority

Matthew 8:23-27

  1. The perspective in the story: I am .

And he said to them, Why are you afraid, O you of little faith?” 26a

  1. The promise in the story: Jesus is .

And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by the waves; but he was asleep. And they went and woke him, saying, “Save us, Lord; we are perishing.”                  vs. 24-25

“As a believer, your confidence is not that these storms will end very soon, but in the midst of the storms in your life, you will never be alone.”     David Platt – Christ Centered Exposition in Matthew

  1. The point of the story: Jesus is .

O Lord God of hosts, who is mighty as you are, O Lord, with your faithfulness all around you? You rule the raging of the sea; when its waves rise, you still them. Psalm 89:8-9

Then he rose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm. And the men marveled, saying, “What sort of man is this, that even winds and sea obey him?” vs. 26b-27

“Although they were in a great storm, the power that made the storm was the very power to which they had to trust.”

                                                                            Charles Spurgeon

Reading for next week: Matthew 11:25-30

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