Stillness in the Storm

Digging Deeper

10 May 2020

Mark 4:35-41

1. How does the mention of “other boats” increase our confidence in the reliability of God’s Word?

2. What “promise” does Jesus make in Mark 4:35?

3. How is this promise timely for us right now?

4. “Every miracle Jesus performs comes in the context of a ___________.”

5. How do your problems help you see God’s power?

6. Was the storm a surprise to Jesus?

7. How did Jesus use the wind and the waves? How might He use the hardships in your life as a whiteboard?

8. How does this story mirror the story of Jonah from the Old Testament?

9. What is the difference between Jonah’s sleep and Jesus’s sleep?

10. How does Kevin define God’s peace?

11. “The only thing more panic-worthy than a storm outside the boat is God inside the boat.” How would you respond to this quote?

12. “Fearing Jesus means I don’t have to fear anything else.” How does the fear of the Lord help you understand and overcome your other fears?

13. How has this season been fearful for you? What specific fears have you experienced during this time?

14. How would you respond to the following quote? How does it reflect Kevin’s words today?

“Fear not the storm, it brings healing in its wings, and when Jesus is with you in the vessel, the tempest only hastens the ship to its desired haven…”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892), The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit: Sermons, v. XXVII, London: Passmore & Alabaster, 1882, p. 373