Sermons tagged #SeaofGalilee
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Most of the men that followed Jesus were fishermen, and knew the sea well, but this time as they passed across the sea of Galilee a great storm came up and these men of the sea feared for their lives. But, Jesus told the winds and the sea; Be Still. and it did, which caused these men to ask; What manner of man is this, that the sea and wind obey him?
Jesus is the only One Who can meet our needs. He is the God-Man Who displays His love and His power for His people. When Mark wrote his Gospel, he wanted to show us that Jesus was God, instead of merely telling us that fact. Mark shows us Christ's Divine glory as He feeds the 5,000 and walks on water. How can these things happen? Because Jesus is God. You can't explain away the miracles behind these narratives! In this passage, the disciples had been straining all night long to row their boat across the Sea of Galilee, against the wind. When Jesus walked on the water, they screamed with terror because they thought they were seeing a ghost. But Jesus spoke to them and assured them that He was there; Jehovah Himself, in human flesh, was with them – and so they did not need to be afraid. Will we be like the people of Nazareth who are too familiar with Jesus, or will we believe Him when He says He knows our struggles and has promised to never leave us nor forsake us? On the other side of the lake, Jesus was met by people who were desparate. They touched the hem of His garment and were made well. Why? Because He is God in the flesh and He cared for them, just as He does for us. Do we see Jesus as nothing more than a miracle-worker, or do we see Him as the Son of God Himself? He is the God-Man Who gives us hope and guides us in the dark hours of the night!
In the beginning of this chapter, there are serious spiritual forces that are in conflict. Jesus crosses the Sea of Galilee and meets a man who was possessed by a demon. He was unconquerable and untameable. When this man meets Jesus, he bows down – not because he loved Him, but because he had come in contact with Someone mightier than himself. Jesus commands the legion of demons to cease their torment of the poor demoniac; and they then continue their reign of chaos, terror, and death on the herd of pigs nearby. What a testimony of Jesus' love for this man! He let 2000 pigs die because he valued the life and soul of the one man who was now freed forever from the power of the devil! Of course, the local population was upset about the loss of their pigs and they responded to Jesus with fear. Even though they saw the demoniac now in his right mind, they just wanted Jesus to leave and go away before He cost them any more financial loss. But the man whom Jesus had rescued from the devil wanted to go with Him! However, Jesus told him to go home and tell his friends and family the good news of what He had done for him. Have you come in contact with the One Who can change everything about your life? Don't let the memory fade! Stick close to Jesus, and go and tell others all about what He has done for you!
A mega-storm had come up on the Sea of Galiliee and was swamping the boat that was carrying Jesus and His disciples. The disciples awakened Jesus and asked Him if He didn't care that they were perishing. But Jesus arose; and with a word, He stopped the wind and waves! He speaks, and all of Creation listens. His Word is more powerful than the terrifying waves that we encounter in the storms of life. Jesus is not any mere man. He is the God-Man! Colossians 1 tells us that He is the very image of the invisible God! He created all things by speaking them into existence with a word; and His Creation obeys His Word, because He made it. He is the Sovereign Creator and that is why He can also take our stony hearts and give us hearts of flesh. We all enjoy being a Christian when things are going well, but hardships come up in life. However, Jesus doesn't abandon His people! If He can save our souls, then why do we seem to imagine that He can't also take care of the storms in our physical lives? Do you trust that Jesus actually has a Kingdom in Paradise, that He arose from the dead, that He ascended into heaven, and that He has a place prepared for you there? Do you believe in Him as the God-Man and your Savior?
This Week on "The Friends of Israel Today" Radio: Hello from Israel! We're back in the Holy Land leading our Up to Jerusalem tour for the first time since the pandemic hit in 2020. Executive Vice President Steve Conover joins the program today from the land to share his experience returning to Israel. Hear the highlights of our tour from Steve, along with his excitement about being back in Israel, encouraging teaching from Psalm 124, and what you should know if you want to go to Israel too!
Jesus teaches and then He and the disciples set off across the Sea of Galilee. A ferocious storm hits, Jesus sleeps. When awakened, Jesus speaks to the wind and sea, "Peace, be still." God is with us throughout the storms of life. This was also preached on Fathers Day, so that is brought in as well.
Sea of Galilee: Tabgha, Jordan River, Kursi, Mt. Arbel, Susita, Tiberius Find my Israel tour information here: https://bit.ly/Reynolds21 Register for the tour here: https://registernow.ittworld.com/ Learn more about Dr. John DeLancey: https://biblicalisraeltours.com/