Calm In The Storm-Talk It Over
Talk about how life has changed for you over the past few weeks. What bothers you? What has been good? How well are you dealing with everything?
“One day he and his disciples got in a boat. ‘Let’s cross the lake,’ he said. And off they went. It was smooth sailing, and he fell asleep. A terrific storm came up suddenly on the lake. Water poured in, and they were about to capsize. They woke Jesus: ‘Master, Master, we’re going to drown!’ Getting to his feet, he told the wind, ‘Silence!’ and the waves, ‘Quiet down!’ They did it. The lake became smooth as glass. Then he said to his disciples, ‘Why can’t you trust me?’ They were in absolute awe, staggered and stammering, ‘Who is this, anyway? He calls out to the winds and sea, and they do what he tells them!’” -Luke 8:22-25
1. Read our key scripture passage – Luke 8:22-25. We’ve all been through storms in our lives. Share a stormy season in your life and talk about how God saw you through it.
2. How did the disciples react when the storm came up? How have you reacted to the Corona storm?
3. How do you think this experience affected the disciples’ faith and their trust in Jesus for the next storm that life threw at them?
4. Read verse 25.
- Do you think Jesus is asking us the same question today?
- Why is it difficult to trust when there is real danger?
- How did this experience affect the disciples?
- How does this incident from the Bible encourage you as we are going through the Corona storm?
“Friends, when life gets really difficult, don’t jump to the conclusion that God isn’t on the job. Instead, be glad that you are in the very thick of what Christ experienced. This is a spiritual refining process, with glory just around the corner.” -1 Peter 4:12-13 (MSG)
5. Read 1 Peter 4:12-13.
- Does it help you to relax, knowing that God is still working on your behalf even when He seems to be distant?
- What do you think you will gain from going through this experience?
- Remind yourself daily that God’s got this.
- Encourage and pray for others who may be stressed.