Scripture: Mark 4:35–4:41
HOME GROUP DISCUSSION
- What was clouding the disciples' vision of Christ in Matthew 4:35-37? Have you ever found yourself not thinking clearly in the middle of a storm or trial? What are some ways we can look at our trials through the lens of Christ rather than look at Christ through the lens of our trials?
- Peter, who was probably in the boat with Jesus when he calmed the storm, later in life wrote in 1 Peter 4:12-13 that we can rejoice in our trials and suffering. What does that mean? How do you account for this change in Peter's way of looking at trouble?
- In verse 39, after he awoke, Jesus rebuked the wind and the sea. After that, in verse 40, Jesus had some things to say to his disciples. How would you respond if Jesus asked you these questions during your most frightening trials?
- Can you think of ways this passage of Scripture would be useful in helping others who are facing troubles, trials and suffering? How could it be helpful with unbelievers? How could it be helpful with brothers and sisters in the Lord?
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