Image by jasmic Subscribe by email Page copy protected against web site content infringement by Copyscape
A Heart For God: Who's In Your Boat - Part 1

Monday, November 07, 2011

Who's In Your Boat - Part 1

"When He got into the boat, His disciples followed Him. And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being covered with the waves; but Jesus Himself was asleep." (Matthew 8:23-24)

(This one's in preaching style.) I want to talk about faith. But more than that, I want to talk about who's in your boat - the focus of your faith.

And actually it could be a question, too. Who's in your boat? (with a question mark). Do you know the answer to the question? Do really know who it is that's in your boat if you're a Christian? It's a serious and important question to answer and discuss I'm convinced.

And some of us - it affects us, our understanding of who Jesus is. And this is how it affects us. When the storms of life come up, we either remain calm or we become frazzled depending on our understanding of who Jesus is. We either are at peace or we're a bundle of nerves. We either have a heart rate that's steady or it shoots right up and through the roof. How many of you know what I'm talking about? Which one is you? Some of us - it affects us, our understanding of who Jesus is when the storms of life come up.

And so we need to know who this Jesus is that's in our boat. It'll make all the difference. (Elbow the person next to you and say, "He's right." Go ahead.)

Of course, the disciples sure didn't know who they had with them in their boat in Matthew 8:23-27.

And let me just give you a real quick point before we look at the passage.

And it's never until you're put in a situation where you need faith - like Peter and James and John and the others in our story - that you find out whether you have any. Right?

Which brings me to...


And it's really something when you think about it. Because they (the disciples) have already been around Jesus for a while. I mean, it wasn't a huge and long while, but you would have thought it would be long enough for them to realize who He was.

I mean - and if you just look up prior a few verses to Matthew 8:14-17. And here we read about some pretty amazing things the disciples have been around Jesus for a while seeing.

He heals Peter's mother-in-law in v. 14-15 of a fever. (Matthew 8:14-15)

And then in v. 16 - and I have the verse in a block quote below because it's just so powerful. And let's just read and consider it together, shall we?...
And when evening had come, they brought to Him (Jesus) many who were demon-possessed; (and now here's the part of the verse I wanted you to see) and He cast out the spirits with a word, and HEALED ALL who were ill - and He cast out the spirits with a word, and HEALED ALL who were ill. (Matthew 8:16)
Do you see that there? Jesus "HEALED ALL who were ill." is the part I wanted you to see.

And it would have been quite amazing if Jesus healed 90% of them, or 80% or even half - 50%. But He healed 100% of the cases that were sent His way.

And I was thinking, can you just imagine the health care system today if you had somebody like that around? Wouldn't have to worry about prescription drugs for one thing. Right? Wouldn't you like that? Nowadays, it's one of the biggest costs. Isn't it?

And it's really point #1 here now to remind you who's in your boat. Who's in your boat? Someone who has power over all disease.

Not just three quarters of the diseases. Not just nine out of ten. But over all disease and sickness.

Are you in need of a cure?

Watch for Who's in Your Boat - Part 2 to come soon.

You might also be interested in:

Labels: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Bookmark and Share


Blogger oakleyses said...

louis vuitton outlet, louis vuitton, prada handbags, louis vuitton handbags, tory burch outlet, nike air max, coach outlet, christian louboutin shoes, true religion, prada outlet, michael kors outlet online, cheap oakley sunglasses, ray ban sunglasses, longchamp outlet online, michael kors outlet online, michael kors outlet store, christian louboutin, nike shoes, michael kors outlet online, tiffany jewelry, polo ralph lauren outlet, christian louboutin outlet, kate spade outlet online, oakley sunglasses, burberry outlet online, nike free, jordan shoes, louis vuitton outlet, louis vuitton outlet online, burberry outlet online, kate spade handbags, michael kors outlet online, polo ralph lauren, gucci handbags, ray ban outlet, true religion outlet, longchamp handbags, oakley vault, longchamp outlet, coach purses, chanel handbags, michael kors outlet, coach outlet store online, tiffany and co jewelry, nike air max, coach outlet, red bottom shoes

6:10 PM  
Blogger oakleyses said...

mulberry, lululemon, north face pas cher, true religion jeans, longchamp pas cher, air max, lacoste pas cher, sac michael kors, abercrombie and fitch, louis vuitton, louis vuitton pas cher, air max pas cher, nike blazer pas cher, ray ban pas cher, ray ban uk, ralph lauren pas cher, guess pas cher, longchamp, sac louis vuitton, north face, nike free, timberland, nike roshe run, oakley pas cher, scarpe hogan, nike air force, chaussure louboutin, sac vanessa bruno, michael kors canada, tn pas cher, nike free pas cher, true religion outlet, vans pas cher, hollister, hollister, hermes pas cher, nike air max, nike air max, barbour, new balance pas cher, nike roshe, burberry pas cher, louis vuitton uk, air jordan, ralph lauren, michael kors uk, converse pas cher

6:11 PM  
Blogger oakleyses said...

p90x workout, ghd, nike huarache, nike trainers, babyliss pro, lululemon outlet, rolex watches, longchamp, new balance outlet, vans outlet, mont blanc pens, uggs outlet, ugg soldes, insanity workout, roshe run, canada goose outlet, north face jackets, marc jacobs outlet, north face outlet, canada goose outlet, celine handbags, uggs on sale, jimmy choo shoes, ugg boots, valentino shoes, abercrombie and fitch, chi flat iron, bottega veneta, ugg outlet, reebok shoes, soccer shoes, giuseppe zanotti, wedding dresses, instyler ionic styler, canada goose outlet, soccer jerseys, mac cosmetics, canada goose, mcm handbags, beats headphones, asics shoes, ferragamo shoes, nfl jerseys, hollister, herve leger, ugg, birkin bag

6:14 PM  
Blogger oakleyses said...

pandora charms, canada goose uk, canada goose, converse shoes, hollister, converse, nike air max, parajumpers outlet, links of london uk, ralph lauren, thomas sabo uk, timberland shoes, toms outlet, replica watches, coach outlet, moncler, oakley, lancel, baseball bats, montre femme, juicy couture outlet, moncler, louis vuitton canada, moncler, supra shoes, karen millen, hollister canada, ray ban, moncler, uggs canada, hollister clothing, pandora jewelry, iphone 6 case, pandora uk, vans, louboutin, juicy couture outlet, moncler, gucci, swarovski jewelry, ugg, swarovski uk, moncler outlet, wedding dress, canada goose pas cher, canada goose, air max, moncler

6:16 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home

free counters