Jesus Stills the Storm (only Scripture)

Outline: Tells story of Jesus calming the storm, using direct Scripture.

Script Number:071A
Theme:Problems, troubles, worries; Fear; Saviour of Sinful Men; Power of God/Jesus; Faith, trust, believe in Jesus; Eternal. everlasting life; Son of God
Audience:Animist; General
Bible Quotation:Direct

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Script Text

Matthew 8:23-27

23 And when Jesus had gotten into a boat, His disciples followed Him.

24 (*) And there came up a great storm in the sea, so that the boat was covered with the waves: (Pause 8 sec.... Cry of distress) but He was sleeping.

25 And His disciples came to Him and awoke Him, saying, "Lord, save us: we perish (destruction is near)."

26 And He said to them, "Why are you fearful, O you of little faith?" Then He got up, and rebuked the winds and the sea. (*) (PAUSE 3 SEC.) And there was a great calm.

27 (*) And the men marvelled, saying, "What sort of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey Him!" (PAUSE 8 SEC.)

(John 14:1, 27) "Let not your heart be troubled: you believe in God, believe also in Me. Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you: not as the world gives, give I to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."

(John 16:33) "These things I have spoken unto you, that in Me you might have peace. In the world you shall have tribulation; but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world."

(Rom. 15:13) "Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Spirit."

(John 3:16) "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

ALTERNATE: May use song or following references (after Matt. 8:23-27) Psalm 107:28, 29, 30b; Psalm 34:4; Job 22:21; Rom. 8:1