As a follow-up to the worship message each Sunday, Pastor Tom (or whoever preached that Sunday) jots down some additional thoughts for us to ponder. We hope these thoughts enrich your time as you meditate on Sunday's message and on God's Word.
*Sermon Afterthoughts from December 2010 through June 2012 can be found on our Facebook page in the Notes section.
A follow-up to Sunday's sermon (8/28/16) entitled, "When Jesus Speaks" by Pastor Tom Holliday (Mark 4:35-41):
When Jesus spoke and the waves and the wind obeyed His voice, the disciples understood in new ways the identity and mission of this Messiah. In the midst of a great storm, they learned much about their own fears. One of the lessons and takeaways from the Gospel of Mark is that the opposite of faith is not so much doubt, but fear. Fear arises when we think we're losing control. When things are spinning out of control, we are prone to question God's nearness, goodness and power. They did; and so do we.What we need in the midst of our own storms is a voice that we can hear above the storm. An authoritative voice yet also tender. "Peace, be still." Our hearts need to sit and be still, and hear His voice. It's hard to do that in our storms, isn't it? We are not in the boat alone. Even when it appears that He is asleep, unaware of what's going on around us, He is ready to have a conversation with us about our fears. Fortunately for us, He not only hears and sees our fears, but He speaks as well as He listens. And He is able to speak today, into your life and mine: "peace, be still."