Bible Leads: Mark 4:35-41

Bible Leads is a rendering of my sermon preparation: researching facts & cross-references, drawing up connections through personal experiences, art and music and discerning the essence of the text.


Text

Mark 4:35-41

On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, ‘Let us go across to the other side.’ And leaving the crowd behind, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. Other boats were with him. A great gale arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that the boat was already being swamped. But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke him up and said to him, ‘Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?’ He woke up and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, ‘Peace! Be still!’ Then the wind ceased, and there was a dead calm. He said to them, ‘Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?’ And they were filled with great awe and said to one another, ‘Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?’

  1. Nine+ minutes of guys in a sea storm (might be some foul words)
  2. A bit of a tangent, but Sleeping Through a Revolution
  3. Peace Be Still
  4. Report of Slave Ship found wrecked off coast of South Africa

Reflection Questions

  1. In what ways has fear altered your decisions in life?
  2. Does Jesus care about those who are perishing? If so, in what ways does Jesus care? If not, why not?
  3. What has been your most fierce encounter with nature (tornado, earthquake, etc.)?
  4. What does it mean for you to remain calm in the midst of the storm?

Image

Rembrandt_Christ_in_the_Storm_on_the_Lake_of_Galilee

“Christ in the Storm on the Lake of Galilee” by Rembrandt (public domain)


Soundtrack

1) This Tornado Loves You, by Neko Case 2) After the Storm, by Mumford and Sons 3) Calm Down, by Loney Dear 4) Peace of Mind, by Bad Brains 5) Oceania, By Björk 6) Meet Me in the Basement, by Broken Social Scene 7) Go to Sleep, by The Avett Brothers 8) Last Boat to America, by David Gray 9) One Piece, by Dog & Panther 10) Someone Saved My Life Tonight, by Elton John

YouTube Playlist || Spotify Playlist


Haiku

Death swarms ’round / Lord dead to the world / unafraid

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