Peace Be Still

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Sabbath, December 5, 2015. Pastor Dorsey II. Sermon Title: Peace Be Still. Supporting scripture: Mark 4: 35-38 NLT

When we read about the disciples in the boat with Jesus and their experiences and wonder at His ability to calm the water in the sea even the other boats that followed them were amazed at His power to have the wind and the waves obey Him.

One of the women injured in the San Bernardino shooting is a 7th Day Adventist and reminded people that Jesus is coming. soon. Soon and tomorrow are relative and are the words that cause dysfunction. It’s about now and getting ready.

Matthew 24:12 NLT

‘Sin will be rampant everywhere and the love of many will grow cold’.

All of these happenings are the beginning of the birth pains.

Matthew 24: 36 NLT

“However, no one knows the day or the hour when these things will happen, not not even the angels in heaven or the Son Himself. Only the Father knows.”

We should stay in a state of readiness.

Luke 21: 34-36 NLT

“Watch out! Don’t let me find you living in careless ease and drunkenness, and filled with the worries of this life. Don’t let that day catch you unaware, as in a trap. For that day will come upon everyone living on the earth. Keep a constant watch. And pray that, if possible you may escape these horrors and stand before the Son of Man.”

We need to be looking for the Lord’s coming and concerned about the now.

Lamentations 3: 23-24 NKJV

“They are new every morning, Great is Your faithfulness. The Lord is my portion, says my soul, Therefore I hope in Him!”

Someone said, “The Lord is all I’ve got so I’m sticking with God.”

Present Hope
1) His mercy keeps us from Destruction
2) His methods are Flawless and His savings don’t expire

Psalm 93: 3-4 NLT

“The mighty oceans have roared, O Lord. The mighty oceans roar like thunder; the mighty oceans roar as they pound the shore. But mightier than the violent raging of the seas, mightier than the breakers on the shore–the Lord above is mightier than these!”

Psalm 89: 8-9 The Message Bible

” God of the Angel Armies who is like You, powerful and faithful from every angle? You put the arrogant ocean in its place and calms its waves when they turn unruly.”

3) He is Faithful

We need to act like we have been warned.

Jesus depended on His relationship with His Father and exercised His faith in God. God cannot fail and we need to stop being unfaithful and believe that we need to believe fully in Him.

4) We must believe

Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank You so much for the hope that You give us in the very storms of life that cause death, illness and affliction. You have warned us and we still appear to be caught off guard and not prepared with our armor on to withstand the fiery darts of the enemy. Please help us to remember that we have Present Hope. Your mercy keeps us from destruction, Your methods are flawless and Your savings don’t expire, You are faithful and we must believe in You. As we witnessed, the affects of the shooting in San Bernardino and the victims of the shooting in Paris we know that the signs of Your coming is near. Please give us a burning desire to be ready when you come and to stay awake and alert in sharing Your love with others in a dying world. Your Presence is the gift of peace in the midst of the storm. Peace Be Still. When we put our trust in You there is no failure with You. We pray, praise and thank You. In the name of Jesus. Amen!