On the same day, when evening had come, He said to them, “Let us cross over to the other side.” 36 Now when they had left the multitude, they took Him along in the boat as He was. And other little boats were also with Him. 37 And a great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that it was already filling. 38 But He was in the stern, asleep on a pillow. And they awoke Him and said to Him, “Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?” 39 Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm. 40 But He said to them, “Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?” 41 And they feared exceedingly, and said to one another, “Who can this be, that even the wind and the sea obey Him!”
CG Discussion Points
- What can give us a firm footing as the whole world is being shaken with fear? How does having the right image of God as Almighty, omnipotent and self-sufficient, where Jesus rebuked the wind and sea help you face difficult situations or fear? (Mark 4:35-41)
- Do you tend to carry out your own “good” ideas without consulting God? Why is it important to get a word from God before making any major decisions? Discuss what the prayer of consecration is and how Jesus demonstrated to us in praying for God’s will in His Life in the Garden of Gethsemane.
(Mark 4:35; Exo 33:14-15; Matt 26:38-44)
- Discuss how God speaks to us and puts the safeguards in place for us when we are faced with a major decision to make. What can give us the substance or anchor to our faith when we are faced with challenges or when the devil tries to steal our peace? (Prov 3:5-6; 2 Tim 3:16; Rom 8:14-16; Prov 15:22; Mark 4:14-17)