2/8/15 Branching Out/ Sermon Notes/ Memory Verse/ Reading Plan

Categories: Bible

Sermon Notes
Jesus Calms the Storm, Mark 4:35-41
Flannery O Conner- A Good Man is Hard to Find
Who is Jesus?
Just as he was/ Other Boats
The Storm
Jesus sleeping on the cushion
Escalating- We are Dying- Do you not care?
Peace Be Still
Why are you afraid- Have you still no faith
Who is this?

Intergenerational Question
Who do people say Jesus was?

Branching Out

  1. Read Mark 4:35-41. What did this night feel like for the disciples? Describe how you picture it using all 5 senses.
  2. When Jesus is awakened by panicked disciples what is the first thing he does? What comfort can we take from that?
  3. What would have contributed to the disciples’ great awe? What is behind their great question? How do you answer that question?

Digging Deeper

  1. Have you ever experienced a storm and felt like Jesus was asleep on the job? Where can you relate to the disciples’ panicked question?
  2. Jesus first calms the storm and then asks 2 questions. What is the substance of these questions? How do they connect to each other?
  3. What is the correlation between fear and faith? Where do you see this in your life? What is the invitation here?

February Memory Verse
Titus 3:4-5 But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of any works of righteousness that we had done, but according to his mercy, through the water of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit. Titus 3:4-5

Rooted Reading Plan
DAY                                                          TEXT    
8 Sunday                                                 Mark 4:35-41
9 Monday                                                1 Peter 1:1-25
10 Tuesday                                              1 Peter 2:1-25
11 Wednesday                                         1 Peter 3:1-22
12 Thursday                                             1 Peter 4:1-19
13 Friday                                                 1 Peter 5:1-14
14 Saturday                                              REST

Author: Doug Bunnell

I am privileged to be the Pastor of FPC, the husband of Laurie, and the father of Zoe. I feel so blessed to be in a job that I love in a community that brings me joy and life every day. I will not be blogging per se as every text that we come across on Sunday will be a repeat- but every week on Sunday I will post my branching out- a series of questions around the text for Sunday Worship. As well I will post the month’s memory verse and the week’s reading schedule.

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