Bible Study Outline on Jesus Calms The Storm


The account of Jesus calms the storm can be found in Mark 4:35-41. When evening came, Jesus told his discip.les he want to travel to the other side of the water so they got into a boat. There was a stormy wave in the water at the time the boat was halfway across the sea. The disciples became panicked and they woke Jesus up, who was asleep at the time. Jesus rebuked the disciples for their lack of faith. He rebuke the stormy wave and it calms down immediately. It shows us that faith is required in order for us to overcome obstacles. When you have faith in God, God can make your big mountains dissolve and your problem solved.

Christians face problems just like the non believers. All humans are prone to facing storms such as financial problems, death, illness and other types of disappointments. Jesus Christ did not guarantee us that we will not face problems but he assures us that he has overcome the world so we need not to be afraid.  It is normal to fear and be afraid when facing problems. Whatever problem you have, you should bring it to God in prayer instead of carrying it to yourself. Praying and surrendering your problem to God is an act of faith. When you persevere and keep on praying, you will find that your faith in God grows.

Prayer is the key to experiencing God’s mercy. A Christian that did not personally experience God will not be able to have a close relationship with God. Jesus is ready to show mercy to us and help us in our problems if only we would turn to him with our problems in prayer. The Holy Spirit can give you peace in your heart when you submit your problems to God through prayer. Jesus Christ has already bore our sicknesses, diseases, infirmities, and problems on the cross.

Through the obedience of God’s commandments, we will be covered with Jesus Christ’s blood. We should turn to Christ instead of to people or technologies or charms, witchcraft, crystal balls and etc for help. God was angry with the Israelite when they turn to idolatry instead of seeking him in prayer when they face enemies from other nations. Sometimes, God put problems in our lives to remind us that we have sinned so problems can be an opportunity for realizing our mistakes and turning back to him. (Mark 11:22-24 KJV)

So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. (Romans 10:17 KJV)

But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. (Hebrews 11:6 KJV)

Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. (James 2:19 KJV)

And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.

And whatever we ask we receive from him, because we keep his commandments anddo what pleases him. (1 John 3:22 KJV)

You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions. (James 4:3 KJV)

Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise. (James 5:13 KJV)

I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting. (1 Timothy 2:8 KJV)

Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; (Ephesians 6:18 KJV)

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. (Philippians 4:6 KJV)

Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. (Mark 11:22-24 KJV)

Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known. (Jeremiah 33:3 KJV)

And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive. (Matthew 21:22 KJV)

Pray without ceasing. (1 Thessalonians 5:17 KJV)

Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. (James 5:16 KJV)

After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. (Matthew 6:9-13 KJV)