Where is your Faith?
Where is your Faith by Pastor Steve Kelly
Luke 8:22-25 (NIV)
22 One day Jesus said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side of the lake.” So they got into a boat and set out. 23 As they sailed, he fell asleep. A squall came down on the lake, so that the boat was being swamped, and they were in great danger. 24 The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Master, Master, we’re going to drown!” He got up and rebuked the wind and the raging waters; the storm subsided, and all was calm. 25 “Where is your faith?” he asked his disciples. In fear and amazement, they asked one another, “Who is this? He commands even the winds and the water, and they obey him.”
What do we see here?
1. The outburst.
2. Jesus took authority.
3. Then Jesus had to deal with the biggest storm of them all – It wasn’t the storm on the lake – It was that the disciples were misguided.
Q. Where is your actual faith (V.25)? Or why were you so fearful?
A. Three places their faith was:
1. Their faith was in the storms devastating power.
2. Their faith was in the boat and it was breaking up, Filling with water, the boat is letting us down. It’s failing us.
3. Their faith was in their abiliit as fisherman to cope.
For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” 6 So we may boldly say: “ The LORD is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?”
2 Corinthians 4:13
And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, “I believed and therefore I spoke,” we also believe and therefore speak.
8 But what does it say? “The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart,”[a] that is, the message concerning faith that we proclaim: 9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.
Two places you should keep your faith:
In your mouth and heart.
Moving his lips he brings evil to pass.
The tongue has the power of life and death.
“If you play the fool and exalt yourself, or if you plan evil, clap your hand over your mouth!”
My heart was hot within me; While I was musing, the fire burned. Then I spoke with my tongue.
Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)
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