We are continuing our sermon series on questions Jesus asked. This week we turn to an important question Jesus asked, “Why do you call me Lord, and not do what I tell you? We see examples of Christians failing to follow Jesus’ directions all around us. They are pretty easy to find. Then if we are honest, we realize that our behavior falls short of Jesus’ call to live with love and grace. None of us are Jesus. We fall short. It’s why Jesus asks the question. Interestingly, we haven’t changed in 2,000 years. Fortunately, Jesus has a construction plan to help us.
There are times when we are afraid and we have every reason to be afraid. The storm is very real and the threat of drowning is a possibility. How do we handle our fear? How do we handle a difficult situation? Fortunately there are ways to weather the storm.
When the disciples of Jesus got caught in a fishing boat in a storm they were afraid. They thought they weren’t going to survive the trip. When you are in a storm of problems and setbacks how do you cope? What do you do? Jesus gave some good advice on how to survive.
Sermon preached at Gold Canyon United Methodist Church in Gold Canyon, Arizona on October 8, 2017 by Rev. Fay Quamstrom