Thursday, February 28, 2013

Luke in 40 - Luke 8

Luke 8:1-39

Our story today starts with Jesus teaching using parables. There were stories with a point to them that the people of the day would understand. The first parable reminds us that much of Jesus' ministry took place in a rural setting, it is a parable about a sower and where he threw the seeds. 

What do you think of this parable?

He continues on with another parable about a lamp and then deals with some family issues. After than he hops in a boat with the disciples to go to the other side of the lake, and he promptly falls asleep. While on the boat, a storm starts up and the disciples are afraid they will die, so they wake Jesus.

Jesus is not exactly happy about being woken up, and he questions the faith of his disciples. He then commands the winds to stop and the storm to end, and it does. Then the disciples are amazed, again, at the power of Jesus.

What storms in your life do you need Jesus to still?

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