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May 9, 2011
I really wish I had time this morning to tell you all how good yesterday's services were. Of course, yesterday was Mother's day. Bro. Davis preached on the mother of the home being a type of the Holy Spirit. How if the mother is out of fellowship with the Lord, the whole house will be askew. I have never looked at the mother as being a type of the Spirit, but it is quite true. In that relationship, the father is a picture of the head, the mother a picture of the Spirit and the children a picture of the son. That new perspective really put a whole new spin on things. The wife, the mother has always been an honored position in the home. Despite what others may claim, this is the Biblical view - this is the view that anyone who is a real believer in the fundamentals of the Word of God will have. Then, yesterday afternoon, I preached to the adults from Matthew 14:22-33
Matthew 14:22-33 And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship, and to go before him unto the other side, while he sent the multitudes away. (23) And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone. (24) But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary. (25) And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea. (26) And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear. (27) But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid. (28) And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. (29) And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. (30) But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. (31) And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt? (32) And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased. (33) Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God.
The title of my message was Constrained to Sail. So, first, Jesus sent them from the safety of the shore into the storm. Of course Jesus knew the storm was coming. In fact, I believe the disciples could have seen the storm coming as well. Nevertheless, they chose to obey God and enter into the ship. As a result of their obedience, they were in a storm being tossed from wave to wave. Suppose they had said no. What would they have missed? We can read about four different, distinct miracles they would have missed seeing. What a blessing came from being in a storm. This passage always encourages me: it reminds me that the storms we have faced over the last few years were of God. It also makes me remember that God sent very distinct miracles for us. Then, in the PM service, Bro Davis preached from Mark 6, about being in the storm! You will want to make sure you come by this week. Bro. Eddie Davis will be preaching Monday-Wednesday night. Service starts at 7pm. Aside from my pastor, I believe he is one of the greatest living preachers around. He is certainly my hero.