The Promise – His AuthorityJuly 12, 2020
The Promise: His Authority
- The perspective in the story: I am .
And he said to them, “Why are you afraid, O you of little faith?” 26a
- 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
- 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.”
Reading for next week: Matthew 11:25-30