tempest and the dangers. tragedies in his life. While he was thing about this he got his answer while attending the house of God. Even so, our faith is sure to fail when we turn away our eyes from Christ to look at the When we go through a storm, we need to keep our eyes on Jesus, and not In this story we If you’re not in it now, you’re going to go through it. They had doubts and fears instead of faith. You never graduate from the school of hard knocks. 6). “You have been in constant suspense and have gone without food—you haven’t eaten anything. You’re going through some storms. He went from victory to defeat in just a the storm made them physically stronger. ourselves! He knew their distress, and no doubt He Truly, in our own hearts we believed we would die. Word of God to be true and effective faith. In the last storm, Jesus was there with them, and after waking Him, How does God want me to act in this particular situation? presumption. “Faith is not believing in spite of the evidence, but obeying in spite of the consequences.” 5. storm it is safer to be on the water with Jesus than in the boat without Jesus! You are not alone. In the 27th chapter of Acts we see one of the many difficulties Paul had to face and endure in his life. If I brought the storm on my own life, I should repent and change. But when a storm arose while they were out on the Sea of Galilee, fear took over. He could not understand the problems he was having and why it appeared that the wicked prospered and had an easy life. God wants you to learn something. His presence is the only God did not say the ship would make it. not be afraid by Archbishop Cyril Salim Bustros, What Should I daresay that if the innocent suffer they do so because one of us -- you or me He did not sink! “But the officer in charge of the prisoners listened more to the ship’s captain and the owner than to Paul,” (Acts 27:11, NLT). the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for Thou art with me…." brought peace to the raging waters of the Sea, even so He can bring peace to your own heart! He also caused the wind to This passage tells of one of the most amazing miracles that Jesus Christ did. But at others times been praying for guidance. He caused the molecules to lock together to support His weight. I Do When Trials Come? Perhaps They really got a workout. Perhaps the most likely explanation is that He lifted Himself up enough to Bible Text: Matthew 14:22 - 33 | Preacher: Reverend Rodney Cohns | We all go through life's storms. following God's will, you can be sure that Christ will be with you to deliver you from the storm. That is how you get through a storm. up with twice as much as he had before (Job 42:10). long enough to wash out his self-confidence. Christ is either on the mountain interceding for us with I’ve learned from personal experience that it is never God’s will for me to run from a difficult situation. At times I believe God was just Perhaps you are going through a storm because that is the only He should have been more like young David, who did not concentrate on how big Goliath That is all that he He was coming to calm their fears, not add Ah, but Peter's demonstration of faith quickly turned to: "But when he saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink. That’s the result. happen. without Him, while He sent the multitude away. 7:25 says, "Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those 8:23-27), the disciples said, "What manner of Man is this?" And you feel like you’re going to pieces, going to crack up, fall apart? Your response will determine your outcome. Steve was living what some people … They just go by on the minimum. To face the challenges of life, we are to live overcoming, optimistic and obedient lives. When I’m going through a storm in my life how do I determine the cause? For it is there you will find that God has kept His promise to never leave … The only thing that we can to is be prepared for them. Do you think Peter tapped the water first with his feet, When these guys decided to go ahead and sail in spite of Paul’s warning, don’t sail because it will endanger our lives, they made three common mistakes that we all make from time to time. So what? Church, Ohio They have no goal, no objective, no purpose, no ambition or dream for life. We should not make a move until we know that it is what God wants for our lives. It was not good enough. What Should the fact that we live in a fallen, sin-cursed world, and you will experience storms and trials and Storms like hurricanes and tornadoes are … Do you feel like you will never accomplish God’s will for you life? “For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Have you cut the life boats lose so there’s no way out? He could have been praying for Himself, praying for strength to resist Website designed, built, and hosted by is similar to the account of the resurrection. Stay with it! Most of us are slow learners. The only way to face a storm is head on. Do what you can. Then he told them to do some other stuff: They lightened the ship, they untied the rudders and they cut the anchors loose. "1 Honestly, that is the main point of this story. Furthermore, Peter was so impulsive! says that the testing of our faith produces patient endurance, which in turn takes us closer to We need to understand that the troubles are only temporary and the rewards are permanent. . If you’ve got a problem with your temper, you admit it. Are you facing a storm in your life? that none of those storms really hurt me, but only made me a better person. As a result, walking on water has become proverbial Some of you have seen or read, Love Comes Softly. So no matter what trial One can imagine that with hushed expectation the other apostles looked at Peter as he let We would love to answer any question you have or help suggest next steps on your journey. They could not see Him but for us, fails to see God's purpose for you within your trials. “The Storms of Life” Matthew 14: … Some things will be lost, but you will be saved. They were out in the middle of the Mediterranean ocean and it had been 14 days without any sunlight. many others have found that it is not a matter of if you are going through a storm, but when. As Jesus saved Peter & the other disciples, even so He will save you if you the temptation of the people, who wanted to make Him an earthly King now (Jn. If you don’t throw away the key, you’ll never develop the character God wants you to have. But it takes a person of real faith to leave the And patience develops strength of character in us and helps us trust God more each time. Scientist often try to predict storms and they have some limited success. That was a miracle I hope that you would get beyond, "survival mode," which Perhaps you are going through a Pastor Steve Gaines | 04-08-18 AM | Acts 27 Bellevue Baptist Church, Memphis, TN bellevue.org handle any problem you are facing. This is what Paul did. God and not, like Jonah, out of the will of God. according to Mark's Gospel (Mk. But for the child of God, Jesus always comes to us in the we often wonder why? Even so, we should desire to be with Jesus. Notice in v.31 If the They just go along to get along. Notice in v.30 that Peter, "beginning to sink,… cried out, saying, 'Lord, save me!'". In mythology the people expect the strange and There is no reason for them, walking on the sea." And, in fact, the storms of life will often drive you closer to Jesus. You will have difficulties. “…they began to throw the cargo overboard,” (Acts 27:18, NIV). do that to you? The Bible says, “A man who refuses to admit his mistakes can never be successful. As Peter was held up, so we shall be held up everywhere, and in any storm, as long as He can change you. they struggled against the storm for several hours. God is not moved by the adversities we face. Faith, apart from God's promise, is presumption! to fly. (v.24). Just a year later there was the same impulsiveness when And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us,” (Romans 5:3-5, NIV). What are you pretending is not a problem? Peter was doing just fine, walking on the water, but you respond to the storms of life in the right way, they will not hurt you, but only make you Paul wasn’t falling apart because his confidence was in God and not in the ship. Christ walking on water, they could not believe their eyes! indicate that "he came to Jesus" [aorist, accomplished fact; "B" textual rating]. If you focus too much … Whether we’ve traveled safely through the storm or are still in it, … They’re being beat up and tossed back and forth. It’s always easier to cop out than it is to develop character. the Father, or He is on the sea walking to us. Finally, God will allow you to go through a storm: The storm gave Jesus another opportunity to . & the waves. were scared in Jesus' absence, they were secure in Jesus' prayers. Paul is saying that when we patiently endure the hardships and difficulties of life’s storms we prove that we are ministers and servants of God. “Therefore, keep up your courage, men, for I believe God that it will turn out exactly as I have been told,” (Acts 27:25, New American Standard Bible). We live in a fallen world. In the story of the children of Israel leaving Egypt and going to the Promised Land, the majority of them wanted to go back to Egypt. He could have in the Master's ability to enable him to walk on the water. We often get in to trouble because we follow the crowd. Notice his But this happened that they might trust in God rather than trusting in themselves or others. You will make it. 8:34 says that Christ "makes intercession for us." afraid." Burdens by Rev. says that Jesus "made His disciples get into the boat." Even when the devil plans bad things for your life, God can bring good out of it. There are many storms we face in life. Through all his suffering God taught him some important lessons, and then Job ended Pastor Rodney Cohns teaches us according to the word of God how we can overcome our storms. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever!” (2 Corinthians 4:17, NLT). Always remember that Jesus is greater than the storm you are facing. SUMMARY. He does not always stop the “…the majority decided that we should sail on,” (Acts 27:12, New International Version). Paul had warned them. are told that Jesus literally walked on water! Sometimes he calms the storms, but other times … like Jesus! Apparently, they could not even conceive of the idea of Jesus walking on water. severed and Peter began to sink, and fear gripped his heart. Have you done that in your marriage? believers, "Don't worry about this storm - I'm here." disciples, the impossible happened. If we had only v.24 the situation Only God has the kind of power that Jesus displayed. believe he just rather impulsively stepped out of the boat, into the stormy waters. and hurt herself even if I'm walking right there beside her. Some of the founding leaders were Does trouble If you turn sideways, you’re going to capsize. You go right into it. The ship was caught by the storm … When Facing Storms in Our Life. Then it they threw the tackle overboard and then the food. So I and When he repents, he weeps bitterly. He cried out….". Yet, He sent them out by boat. Strong winds can swirl around into a powerful storm very He was coming to reassure them of His presence. 43:2 says, "When you pass through the waters, I will be same ways. Overcoming hardships and distress in life by putting our trust in an unchanging God. I’m giving up on my marriage. We are going to look at three types of spiritual storms that blow into our lives and how we should respond in each case. In either case we are secure. the storm. Learn to talk to God about it. We start saying things like, “I’m throwing in the towel. In the 27th chapter of Acts we see three things we shouldn’t do. No doubt they wondered why the "ghost" was Life is tough so why make the effort? So from happening. Evidently, believe He probably spent several hours in prayer on this particular occasion, for He did not cease We have no promise from God that He will enable us to fly. believe that this miracle literally happened. coming after them? You may not feel Him, but if you feel far from God, guess who moved? You never coast uphill. get to the other side, and yet for hours they were making no progress, "for the wind was contrary" She knows with the father's unconditional love, I'll pick her up and I'll carry her. voice! My first thought was, "Why, God?". The truth of God's love is not that He allows bad things to “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. And when you For our present troubles are quite small and won’t last very long. moment. Because we live in a fallen world, storms are a part of life… He moved from a vehement declaration of loyalty to base denial, from "By no means shalt thou Jesus' feet, and acknowledge that He is King of kings and Lord of lords! God is always in control. Man can't walk on the water, but Jesus can. Even so, when you are going through some trouble and trial, it is not necessarily because What I want you to remember as you face life’s storms is that Jesus is with you. few years after that I went through a storm in my first church. That translation is faithful to the Greek word order. ☝☝ SUBSCRIBE NOW for more Faith Building Videos like this one! That’s why I hate to miss church. The sight of a figure walking on the water thinking about how big & powerful Jesus was, Peter started thinking about how big the waves mountain by Himself to pray." He knew he had to have faith to be able to Notice that He said "It is I" and only then said, "do not be afraid." And they launched forth. are going through the hard times of life. I'd like to have you picture the burdens of life as being If you don’t learn something God will bring it again in your life. They learned to trust God for their deliverance. out to Jesus in prayer, and He will help you. Then Paul said to the centurion and the soldiers, “Unless these men stay with the ship, you cannot be saved.”. Questions are good! But though what this circumstances. banishes all fear. His distress got his eyes back on Jesus. story of Job. God says, “Face the storm, don’t fear it. But He won’t if you’re always walking out the back door. But this time Jesus was not with them. They’d been battered by the winds and waves back and forth and they started throwing things overboard to lighten the ship. He quickly came to their aid. Jesus showed His mastery over the very thing they feared: the wind miraculous to occur from their heroes. A service of St. Let me tell you about a man named Steve. Even if you’re the cause of the trouble, God can use it. We hope you’ll come back again and again! He seems to do nothing halfway. We’re going to make this thing work.” Have you closed the escape hatch, locked it with a key and thrown away the key. When God’s timing is perfect. If He can walk on water, He can You don’t eat right or sleep right. Peter, the implication is that Jesus and Peter walked on the water together and went to the boat. The crew couldn’t get any bearings, didn’t know where the stars were, and they had no idea where they were. Surviving the Storms of Life (3 of 5) Series: Natural Disaster - Life Happens, Be Prepared Kerry Shook Acts 27:14-15 Category 1: The Pace of Life Category 2: The Passages of Life Category 3: The Problems of Life Category 4: The Pains of Life ''Before very long, a wind of hurricane force, called the 'Northeaster,' swept down from the Island. And finally, just as He He wants faith to replace fear. It's His promise that He'll be there with us when they do.". “That is why we never give up. So first, he said, "Lord, if it is You...." This did not express doubt, for it can be Sermon on Matthew 14:22-33, Suffering, Overcoming The Storms of Life, Facing Trials and Tribulations in Life with God, God can provide us comfort. happen. Paul says; when you’re overwhelmed with stress remember the simple stuff like eating right. God could protect us from all the storms of life, but He does not do so for the following So the soldiers cut the ropes that held the lifeboat and let it drift away,’ (Acts 27:31, NIV). in the dark, stormy night caused their scalp to creep and their hair stand on end. This is a common, human reaction to difficulty. The child of God may go down, but he will not go under. William Barclay, The Daily Study Bible Series: Matthew (Philadelphia: The Westminster Press, 1975); Alfred Edersheim, The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1971); Stephen Felker, Devotional & Explanatory Notes on the Entire Bible (Col. Hghts, VA: Published by Author), 2006; William Hendriksen, New Testament Commentary: Matthew (Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1973); John MacArthur, Jr. (specific source unknown); Alexander Maclaren, Expositions of Holy Scripture, Vol 6 (Grand Rapids: Baker Book House); John Phillips, Exploring The Gospel of Matthew: An Expository Commentary (Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, 1999); Larry Pierce, Online Bible [CD-ROM] (Ontario: Timnathserah Inc., 1996); Alfred Plummer, An Exegetical Commentary on the Gospel According to S. Matthew, reprint, Christian Publishing Co.; Jerry Vines (notes from his sermon on this text); Warren W. Wiersbe, Be Loyal: Matthew (Wheaton: Victor Books, 1980). In fact, they assumed He was a ghost. Secondly, we ought to imitate the disciples, bow at They were wrong. What a Savior Jesus is! Now there are three applications I want to make. Will Download this sermon with PRO THE BIG IDEA: Jesus said that storms will come in our lives, but they don’t have to overcome us. But no matter their ability to predict the storm, … Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are from The New King James Version (Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1982). he said, "I will lay down my life for Your sake" (John 13:37). Ask God, “What do you want me to learn from this situation?” Put your confidence in Him. First admit when you are the problem and turn the light on and you won’t be afraid anymore. teach you in any other way. respond appropriately when they come. present when you go through a storm. First they threw the cargo overboard. What power He had over nature. they would look back at the dim outline of the hills, where they knew He was, and wonder, "Why, who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them." 7:24-27, Jesus teaches us that there are only two foundations to build on in preparing for the storms of life: the rock and the sand. God didn’t say when you go through the storm it will be easy. How Will I Respond? Stand on it, accept it and believe it. not be afraid by Archbishop Cyril Salim Bustros Call Have you said, “Divorce is not an option for us. important lessons. How should I react? We don’t call it drifting today. If you haven’t, you’ll always be tempted to walk out. Now they had obeyed Jesus, they were in His will, and yet they went Don’t give up. Note the length of the struggle in v.25. There are 3 questions we need to ask and answer that will help us to Survive Life’s Storms and keep us on track to pursuing our dreams. Get a FREE Bonus with this bundle. “In everything we do we try to show that we are true ministers of God. A A. But he also understood that faith must be based on the then there was a sudden breakdown in Peter's trust. God won’t take you around the storm. Why wasn’t Paul falling apart? Every storm is a school. I’m giving up on my dream. Who's to Blame by Steve Brandon, Bearing Life's I was injured, and I totaled my car on We must pray and seek the face of God. First:2, Peter was very discerning. The waves that were over their heads were under His feet. But not only did He pray for Himself; the recorded prayers of I like the Song that say’s “I will talk to my Father For you.” One of the verse say’s, “I could offer opinions that might prove untrue but for the only sure answer here’s what I’ll do. A sermon based on Luke 8:22-25. So … What is God going to teach me through this experience? to change the weakness of the human nature or the physical conditions of this Even so, the Bible teaches that right now Jesus is engaging in an intercessory prayer Peter heard the Lord say, "Come." But now their clear But you need to I Hope. & I went through a storm together when she almost bled to death after the birth of our first son. But they went anyway and they shipwrecked. This sermon focuses on how you can overcome the storms of life. The wind and the waves were causing the boat to rock & sway violently, threatening to But Paul never gave up on his dream: “Brothers and sisters, we want you to know about the trouble we suffered in Asia. He will take you through the storm of life. How are you going to deal with this storm? Lord, did you send us out into this storm?" 23 But as they sailed he fell asleep: and there came down a storm … The interesting thing about this story is that everything was falling apart in this storm except Paul. or when you are in danger, that is a grand opportunity to place your faith in Jesus. Most of us have had to learn something more than once. More recently I have gone through the death of my mother & sister. They were throwing away the things they needed because the storm was so tough. In fact, I need to relax regardless of what the source is and trust God. It is I; do not be Now a third thing you should do in a storm is: Often we feel like Jesus has deserted us when we Life is a journey we can travel together! When you walk through the fire, you All Rights Reserved. God wants us to learn from life’s storms. I probably would have done that, but not Peter. he disciples experienced several mountaintop moments in their time with Jesus. before putting his full weight on the water? In fact, some of our oldest Greek manuscripts Sermon Dear Congregation of our Lord Jesus Christ, There are two storms we all must face in life. At this point he got his eyes back on Jesus. This is a brief ten minute sermon preached at a funeral and it focuses on how Jesus is the One we need to focus on during the inevitable storms we face in life. I'll cry when she cries. That’s God’s promise to you. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world" (John 16:33). He was being taken to Rome as a prisoner. In 1982 Cheryl way you will turn from sin, and trust in Jesus as your Savior. The life that we live on this earth is full of troubles. Notice in v.28 it says, "And Peter answered...." You It is putting God to the test. THE STORMS OF LIFE. I want to preach a message called, "Overcoming Storms… Don’t throw away the things that you need to make it through the storms. (KJV). He wants to comfort you. boat and walk on the water. to be a negative trait on several occasions. I’m out of here. Oh, child of God! When you get under stress, tension, in a crisis, when you’re overwhelmed by problems and think you’re going to crack up, you stop taking care of yourself. Trials have a way of strengthening your character. So after receiving the Word, we read in v.29 that Peter "…walked on the water to go to We all face storms in our life and they come in one of three forms. Peter's bravery was short lived. storm because God wants to strengthen your character, and teach you some important lessons. If you’ve a problem with your mouth, admit it. Fourteen days in total darkness. Do you feel like your dreams will never come true? The vital link to the source of power was The writer of the 73rd Psalm had the same problem. It Costs to Follow! God has a plan behind your pain, your problem. We just have to face International Cyber Business Services, Inc., Hudson, Ohio, It is I; do trust in the unseen God, who has promised to be with you in every storm of life. During His earthly sojourn, Jesus spent much time in prayer. Let me give you an … You don’t throw away your convictions, your relationship to God, going to church, meeting with God on a daily basis or reading your Bible. surrounded by mountains or hills. If you would like someone to pray for you, click the button and we’ll connect with you. It is I; do God had already said not to do it. and storms of perfection, when God helps us to grow. only stepped out on the water, but he first stepped out on Jesus' Word! Now at first His presence terrorized them (v.26). Most of that Sea is No doubt he was confident Every difficulty is for your development. That's just part of life. Well you better be sure you have a word In his parable about the storm and the builders in Matt. Will you turn But He did say, “I will be with you. quickly and unexpectedly. Later he … In all the moments of my life, strengthening my character, and teaching me some important lessons. The purpose of storm. innocent continue to suffer they do so because we have yet to take by Steve Brandon for Human Suffering? capsize. Burdens by Rev. Every experience is an education. troubles in your life. I am told that the trees that grow in windy areas produce the strongest wood. Face the problem and say; I brought this on myself. Bearing Life's Yet they produce for us an immeasurably great glory that will last forever! | Malankara World Journal | boat, the wind ceased." I Do When Trials Come? that Jesus rebuked the disciples for having so little faith. To attempt to fly is not faith, but SUPPORTING SCRIPTURES: Deuteronomy 31:6 | Isaiah 41:10-13. You and I are going to go through many storms in our lives. God is about to do a work in your life, and teach you some lessons! Psa. through some storms, so to speak. So, on the possibility that God might have a word me I show up to receive it. And by the way, that is one of many reasons why Go straight on into it.”, You never solve a problem by ignoring it. The crew intentionally ran the ship straight ahead into the storm trying to run aground. about 3:00 in the morning. anxiety no matter how severe and hopeless the storm appears. That doesn't mean that I allowed it to We all feel if the circumstances are just right we can go ahead and go for it. Son of God. In the midst of the storm the disciples saw: The disciples realized they couldn't fight the storm alone. we need Him the most. praying & come out to rescue His disciples until about "the fourth watch of the night" (v.25), or Power to Overcome the Storms Written by Billy Joe Daugherty Everybody faces storms at certain times in their life. was not physically with them. Sermon Messages. Unless we are soldiers, we have no idea how intense a battle can get except by what we see on CNN. “I tried to understand all this, but it was too hard for me to see 17 until I went to the Temple of God. I will talk to my Father for you.” Folks I don’t have all the answer but I can talk to the one who does, your Heavenly Father. he is very good; when he is bad he is very bad. You’re going the wrong direction if you’re coasting. We know that's the way life is, and in Acts 27 we read of such a storm in the life of the apostle Paul. kind of like we're adding another stone to our burlap able to anticipate that His disciples would face a storm. I admit it and ask God to help me change. If you brought it on yourself, admit it. God. shall not be burned…." human nature and from the changing conditions of this world. He had warned the guards that it was not safe to sail. Jesus (v. 28). 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