Pleasing God, Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

Encounters With the Master – Lessons in Discipleship – Part 1

And when he got into the boat, his disciples followed him. 24 And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by the waves; but he was asleep. 25 And they went and woke him, saying, “Save us, Lord; we are perishing.” 26 And he said to them, “Why are you afraid, O you of little faith?” Then he rose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm. 27 And the men marveled, saying, “What sort of man is this, that even winds and sea obey him?”  Matthew 8:23-27

A. What We See in the Lord Jesus

1. His human identification with -us – Matt. 8:24, Heb. 2:17, Heb. 5:7

2. His patient heart toward us – Matt. 8:25-26a, Luke 24:25-27

3. His opportunistic teaching of us – Matt. 8:26a, Matt. 6:26-28

4. His divine power exercised for us – Matt. 8:26-27, John 14:27

B. What We See in the Disciples of the Lord Jesus

1. The presence of faith – Matt. 8:23

2. The testing of faith – Matt. 8:24-25, John 11:5-7

3. The self-examination of faith – Matt. 8:26, Matt. 14:31, Matt. 6:28, Matt. 7:3