With Us in the Storm
Worship songs: Great Things, Tremble, Build My Life, It Is Well
Read Mark 4:35-41 What was the worst storm you've ever experienced?What was the worst "storm-of-life" that you've experienced? (a difficult, scary, out-of-your-control event in life?). How do you feel about Jesus knowing that the storm obeys him? What brings the most storms - school, work, family...? What has helped when you've felt terrified by life, or terrified by God?
Read Mark 5:1-20 Has Jesus ever called you "to the other side of the lake?" (A new, unexplored, frightening adventure?) What/who did you encounter, and what happened? The man they encountered was living among the dead, possessed, out of his mind, harming himself, dangerous to others. This is the condition of many of God's children: are you, or anyone you love, "living among the dead," possessed or addicted to something dangerous or even evil, harming themselves or harming others? How can Jesus calm the storm of their life?