designed to have a lasting impact on eternity. Everyone will
die, but few people will ever truly live. To live like a
to live with honor before God and others, to live with
commitment to principle, to live with dedication to a cause,
to live with compassion for others, is to live in a way that
will echo in eternity.
Daily Bible Verse
"Our only business is
to love and delight ourselves in God."
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He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to
the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a
great calm. —Mark 4:39
While Hurricane Katrina headed toward the coast of Mississippi, a
retired pastor and his wife left their home and went to a shelter.
Their daughter pleaded with them to go to Atlanta where she could
take care of them, but the couple couldn’t get any money to make the
trip because the banks were closed. After the storm had passed, they
returned to their home to get a few belongings, and were able to
salvage only a few family photos floating in the water. Then, when
the man was taking his father’s photo out of its frame so it could
dry, $366 fell out—precisely the amount needed for two plane tickets
to Atlanta. They learned they could trust Jesus for what they
For the disciples, trusting Jesus in a storm was the curriculum for
the day in the dramatic narrative of Mark 4:35-41. Jesus had
instructed His disciples to cross to the other side of the Sea of
Galilee and then He went to sleep in the boat. When a quick and
violent storm blew in, the disciples dripped as much with fear and
anxiety as water from the waves. They woke Jesus, saying, “Teacher,
don’t you care if we drown?” (v.38 niv). Jesus stood up and with
three words, “Peace, be still!” He muzzled the storm.
We all experience storms—persecutions, financial troubles,
illnesses, disappointments, loneliness—and Jesus does not always
prevent them. But He has promised never to leave us nor forsake us
(Heb. 13:5). He will keep us calm in the storm.
Are you in a storm? What do you know about God’s character that
could help bring calm to your heart?
In the storms of life, we can see the character of our God.
INSIGHT: Mark 4:35–5:43 records four miracles that answer the
question asked in 4:41: “Who can this be . . . ?” They demonstrate
Jesus’ absolute power over nature (4:35-41), the spiritual world
(5:1-20), physical illnesses (5:21-34), and death (5:35-43). Each
miracle shows Jesus as the Omnipotent Sovereign God. In Jewish minds
the power to control the sea and the waves was exclusive to God (Job
38:8-11; Ps. 65:5-7; Isa. 51:10; Nah. 1:3-5). It’s interesting,
however, that in today’s passage Mark provides an amazing contrast.
Just before Jesus displayed the awesome powers of His deity by
calming the sea, we are given a touching picture of His frail
humanity: Jesus was so tired that even the violent tossing of the
waves did not wake Him (4:38).
Blessing comes from seeking wisdom and living by it.
Our Daily Bread
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Prayer requires more of the heart than
of the tongue. ~Adam Clarke
Parachute/Battlement Mesa Colorado
Church meeting is 10:00AM
Grand Valley Middle School Auditorium
0364 Sipprelle Dr. 970-210-5795
"And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for
yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods
which your fathers served that were on the other side of the
River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell.
But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord."
Found this on the web. Watch it to the end. You'll be
surprised... (You have to click the play button twice)
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To disciple men, to be followers of Jesus Christ and
become the men God designed us to be, men fully alive.
To grow a
honor bound Band of Brothers
committed to helping men discover their hearts no matter the costs. Brothers dedicated to fighting well
in this life set before us