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Rev. Paul J. Miller – Sermon Outline – May 3, 2020

Series Title: Discovering Your Life I the Life of Jesus

Today’s Title: They had not understood about the loaves

Today’s Text: Mark 6:45-56

Gospel Parallels:   Matthew 14:22-36, John 6:15-21


Genesis 1:1-3


DARKNESS (night - evil, sin, lack of understanding, ignorance, shame)


DEEP WATERS (oceans - mystery, fear, monsters, the unknown, that which we cannot control)


VESSELS (ships - our attempts to stay afloat, to control the uncontrollable, life styles, philosophies, etc.)


STORMS (wind & waves - the testing of our vessels, the sinking of what we thought we had control of)


LIGHT (truth, understanding, life)


Noah (Genesis 6-9)


Jonah (Jonah 1-4)


Jesus calms a storm - Mark 4:35-41

                        - “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!” (v41)


JESUS WALKS ON WATER – Mark 6:45-56 (& Matthew 14:22-36)


            - DARKNESS – it was early morning, before dawn


            - DEEP WATERS – the Sea of Galilee


            - VESSEL – boat, seasoned fishermen who knew these waters


            - STORM – “the wind was against them”, the fear of a “ghost”


            - LIGHT – by this time the sun had likely risen


From the beginning, God was in the darkness, over the deep waters, and in the storm before the light came.


John 1:1-4


Questions to ponder:

- What are you “in the dark” about?

- What are the deep waters you have to navigate?

- What vessel have you trusted in to get you through?

- What storms have raised up the deep waters and tested the strength of your vessel?

- Has the light of truth come to you? Do you see clearly that God was, is and will always be with you?


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