This past weekend I attended a workshop on bible study methods, this was a very interesting, blessed and fullfilling experience.
Jesus Calms the Storm (Mark 4 vs 35-41)
That day when evening
came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also
other boats with him. A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a
cushion. The disciples woke
him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?” He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm. He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?” They were terrified and asked each other, “Who is
this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!”
It was an interactive experience as we all got an opportunity to have our say as we gathered around the scriptures written in the Bible – Faith can move mountains – we should not fear as the Lord has a plan for us all and will not fail us.
The vast age groups gave us the opportunity to listen to various opinions getting different perspectives on the topics at hand, through bible study you realise that all the things that happened in the past are relevant in todays society.
I say this in order that no
one may delude you with
plausible arguments. For
though I am absent in body, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the
firmness of your faith in Christ.
Alive in Christ
Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith,
just as you were taught abounding in thanksgiving. See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the
world, and not according to Christ. For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily, and you have been filled in him,who is the head of all rule and authority.
Do not let false teaching or influences affect your Faith, believe in your higher power and stand fast in this belief, we all go through phases in our life where our Faith is tested but through pray your questions will be answered.
Know that you are not alone, miracles do happen – it was interesting that the day before, we went to the Kensington Shelter to deliver care packages as part of Madiba Day 67 minutes, after the worshop they catered for to many people and we dropped more bread at the Shelter – The legacy is carried forward.
The spirit is Alive – Keep Believing and Standfast in your Faith.