Pleasing God, Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

Encounters With the Master – Lessons in Discipleship – Part 2

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. The Lord of the Desperate

1. Jesus never too busy for those in desperate need: Matt. 9:18-22, Phil. 2:4-5, Luke 10:35-37

2. Jesus extends compassion for the desperate in need: Matt. 9:22, Luke 10:29-37, 1 Thess. 2:8

3. Jesus rewards faith: Matt. 9:22, Heb. 11:6

B. The Desperate Coming to the Lord

1. All self-efforts have failed: Mark 5:25-26, Luke 8:43, Phil. 1:12, Mark 5:33

2. Total abandonment to Christ has come: Matt. 9:20-21, John 6:66-68

3. Reward of Faith received: Matt. 9:22, Jer. 29:13