Jesus Cares About Every Aspect of Our Lives-Week 4

July 3, 2022 Preacher: Phil Courson Series: Miracles – Our Wonder Working God

Topic: Miracles-Our Wonder Working God Scripture: Mark 4:35–41

Miracles: Our Wonder Working God   Sunday, July 3 rd 2022

Mark 4:35–41

Jesus Cares About Every Aspect of Our Lives

During his earthly ministry, Jesus Christ touched and transformed countless lives. Like
other events in the life of Jesus, his miracles were documented by eyewitnesses.
But why does Jesus performed miracles:
1) The miracles of Jesus demonstrate and prove that he is the Messiah and Son of
God “Jesus performed many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which
are not recorded in this book. But these are written that you may believe that
Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in
his name” John 20:30–31
2) Jesus’s miracles provide confirmation of his message about the kingdom of God.
3) The miracles of Jesus testify to his limitless compassion and desire to see people
set free from all bondage.
I. Jesus and His Teaching (4:1)
“Again he began to teach beside the sea. And a very large crowd gathered about him,
so that he got into a boat and sat in it on the sea, and the whole crowd was beside the
sea on the land.”
v.35 – “On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the
other side…and others boats were with him.” Jesus decided to leave the crowds of
people by taking several boats to the other side of the Sea of Galilee.
II. Jesus and The Storm (v.37-38a)
During the trip, Jesus fell asleep. This event is a great reminder that Jesus is both 100%
God and 100% man. Jesus, like us, became physically exhausted. Jesus was so tired
that he slept through the storm! As the boats were crossing, ‘a great windstorm arose.
Stepping in the boat with Jesus doesn’t mean that there will be no storms in life,
it just means that He is with us and He is NOT asleep.
III. Jesus and The Question (v.38b)
v.38b – “And they awoke him and said to him, ‘Teacher, do you not care that we are
The intensity of the storm increased and the waves were so large that they were
breaking into the boat and filling it with water. The disciples, some of whom were
experienced fisherman, were fearful that they would drown.

Have you ever been in a storm and you wonder if Jesus is asleep? You can relate
to the disciples.
IV. Jesus Has The Power (v.39-41)
v.39 - Jesus got up and “rebuked the wind and said to the waves, ‘Quiet! Be still!’” And
the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.”
The disciples were overwhelmed with fear and began to talk among themselves asking,
“Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!” (Mark 4:41).
The question the disciples asked one another is a vital question for us today:
“Who is this?”
The miracles of Jesus force us to come to a decision concerning Jesus.
“Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble, and he brought them out of their
distress. He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed.”
Psalm 107:28–29
Notice that after Jesus spoke to the winds and the sea, he asked the disciples why they were they so afraid and without faith. As followers of Jesus, our faith in God is not
merely to trust him for our eternal destination, but to trust him in everyday life—trusting him in the storms of life.
When the disciples woke Jesus up to save them, they asked him, “Don’t you care if we
drown?” (Mark 4:38). Even though Jesus does not directly answer their question, we
know that Jesus indeed cares; he cares so much that to keep us from perishing he died for us on the cross.
All of us are in one of three places:

1) You are in a storm right now;

2) You are coming out of a storm;

3) You’re about to head into one.

Jesus will calm the circumstances that are coming against us. As we turn to him in faith, prayer, and thanksgiving, the peace of God will always calm our hearts and minds in the midst of the storms we are facing.
“do not be anxious about anything, but in everything let your requests be made known
to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your
hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6,7
Jesus displays his divine power over nature by calming a storm and bringing peace to a dire situation for his disciples. When we face the storms of life, we can turn to Jesus
through trust and prayer to experience the peace of God in our hearts and minds.
Let’s pray!