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"where is Your Faith?"

Date: Feb. 27, 2020

Passage

Luke 8:22-25 (ESV)

22 One day he got into a boat with his disciples, and he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side of the lake.” So they set out, 23 and as they sailed he fell asleep. And a windstorm came down on the lake, and they were filling with water and were in danger. 24 And they went and woke him, saying, “Master, Master, we are perishing!” And he awoke and rebuked the wind and the raging waves, and they ceased, and there was a calm. 25 He said to them, “Where is your faith?” And they were afraid, and they marveled, saying to one another, “Who then is this, that he commands even winds and water, and they obey him?”

Daily Bread

Key Verse: 8:25a

He said to them, “Where is your faith?” And they were afraid, and they marveled, saying to one another, “Who then is this, that he commands even winds and water, and they obey him?”

1. Terrifying boat ride (22-24a)

Jesus directed his disciples to take one of many boat trips across the Sea of Galilee. Jesus went to sleep while the disciples managed the boat, fully entrusting himself to God. Then, a squall (a sudden, violent storm) overtook them. The boat was in great danger, and the disciples woke Jesus in a panic, crying for him to save them. To their credit, they had instinctive trust in Jesus' power. But they let fear overpower them.

2. Jesus' command and question (24b-25)

Jesus got up and rebuked the wind and waters, and it immediately became calm. But Jesus wanted to know where his disciples' faith was. He expected them to grow courageous through trust in God, so that they could reveal God's glory in times of crisis. When we know Jesus is Creator God and ruler of nature, we have nothing to fear.

Prayer: Prayer: Father, forgive my fearful unbelief. Help me trust that everything obeys Jesus' command, and quiet my heart.

One Word: Faith should overcome fear

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Daily Bread

"where is Your Faith?"

Luke 8:22-25

Key Verse: 8:25a

He said to them, “Where is your faith?” And they were afraid, and they marveled, saying to one another, “Who then is this, that he commands even winds and water, and they obey him?”

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