Summary: No matter what your situation, no matter what your distress, if you cry out to the Lord, He will hear you.
1. A. Back in September, Rod Powell taught from Psalm 107 and titled the message “God’s Great Rescue Mission.” Scott was so struck by it that he continued to teach from Psalm 107 following Rod. Why did they title their messages in this way? Psalm 107:1-6, 12-13, 18-19, 26-31
B. What is the message of the scripture? I Peter 5:6-7, Hebrews 7:25
2. A. Read Luke 8:22-25 remembering the context. What has Jesus been teaching about? Luke 8:11, 15, 21
B. This account is in all three synoptic gospels, Matthew 8:23-27, Mark 4:35-41, and our text, Luke 8:22-25. (You may do well to read the other two accounts.) What does Jesus say in the Luke account and what do the disciples do? Luke 8:22
C. Continue reading, Luke 8:23. What did Jesus do? What does the weather do? Into what did the Lord lead them?
3. A. Does God allow storms into your life, even when you obey Him? Is life full of storms? What are we called to? Luke 8:22-23, 6:46-49, 9:23
B. How did the disciples react to this “fierce gale of wind?” Mark 4:38, Luke 8:24
C. What truth were the disciples missing? I Peter 5:6-7, John 10:7-15
4. A. What did Jesus say at the beginning of this account? Luke 8:22
B. Stop for a moment and bask in the assurance of God’s word! Luke 21:33, Philippians 1:6, II Timothy 4:18, John 3:16, 10:27-28, I Corinthians 15:55, Isaiah 41:10
C. Look at what Jesus does in verse 24 and ask the same question the disciples asked, “Who is this then?” Luke 8:24, Mark 4:39, Isaiah 40:12, Psalm 107:25, 29, Job 37:2, 6, 11-13
5. A. What do the winds and the waves do when faced with the word of the Lord? Luke 8:25
B. “Who then is this?”
1) He is the one who cares. He died for you. I Peter 5:6-7, John 15:13, I John 4:10, Romans 8:32
2) He is the sovereign of the universe.
3) He is able. Luke 1:13, 31, 35-37
4) He is the one who means what He says. Luke 8:22, John 3:16, Romans 8:28, 32