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Jesus was crucified between two thieves

  • We don’t know their names, just their crimes.

 

They heard Jesus respond to the soldiers who were crucifying Him: “Jesus said, Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”                                 (Luke 23:34)

The Roman Centurion who witnessed the crucifixion said,   Surely He was the Son of God!”             (Mt. 27:54)

 

These two criminals show the great contrast:  (Lk. 23:32-43)

Freeing People from Bondage

2 weeks ago, we saw that Jesus had power to calm the storm on the raging sea.  This week we will see that He has the power to calm the storm inside and protect the person.

 1.   When there is space and focus in our life, we can

see and hear the pain in people’s lives    (Mark 5:1-8)

Living Fearless in the Storms of Life

us consider five truths about the storms in your life:

 

1. You may have a plan & don’t see the coming storm

It is natural to experience storms in your life.

Jesus gathered His Disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.”

                                                          (Mark 4:35-36)

He clarified the destination, but didn’t mention that there was going to be a fierce storm in the middle of their journey.

 

Sea of Galilee:

Seeing with Insight

The Blind man in this passage was able to see what others were blind to. As Christians, we need to speak up and tell others our faith story. This is especially impactful when we have had a true experience with God and when we are actively walking in a relationship with Him.

August 11, 2013 Sermon Recap: "Contagious Faith of a Father and Son"

Q) How well are you passing on your faith?

Mark #1. Be available at any time for God.

When God calls, Abraham responds, "Here I am." (Gen. 22:1, 11)

Q) Am I available and willing for God to use me today?

Mark #2. Live immediate obedience toward God.

God gives a very tough command to Abraham, yet "early the next morning" Abraham was about the task. (Gen. 22:2-3)

All great ideas deteriorate to hard work - so take action!

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