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Guard the Deposit / Be the Leader

Joshua 1:1, Genesis 37, book of EstherLuke 8:22

22One day Jesus said to his disciples, “Let’s cross to the other side of the lake.” So they got into a boat and started out.

 23As they sailed across, Jesus settled down for a nap. But soon a fierce storm came down on the lake. The boat was filling with water, and they were in real danger.

 

Luke 8:24

24The disciples went and woke him up, shouting, “Master, Master, we’re going to drown!”

When Jesus woke up, he rebuked the wind and the raging waves. Suddenly the storm stopped and all was calm. 25Then he asked them, “Where is your faith?

Point #1: Jesus gave the disciples vision for where they were heading:

-       In verse 22 Jesus said: “Let’s cross to the other side of the lake”

 

Point #2: Jesus shows us -  that in order to Hold onto Vision – WE must have Faith.

 

-       in verse 25 - after failing to hold onto this Vision Jesus asks them – “Where is Faith?”

Faith means: Complete confidence and trust in something

Point # 3: Sometimes following God can be dangerous – Yet when Jesus goes with us - it’s the safest place we can be.

      In Verse 23 it says: “They were in real Danger”

 Numerical growth though it’s not the point of why we do what we do – it is often the result of us doing what God has asked us to do

numerical growth gives us some indication of the impact we are making on the community around us

Numerical growth is often the result – of people finding a place where they belong

Starting October 1st - The Vine Church will offer 2 services - one at 9:00AM & one at 11:00AM

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