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 Volume 192

November- December 2018 

   

BETTER  FORGET  ABOUT  "40  WINKS,"  IT  YOU  DIDN'T  FIGURE  ON  BRINGING  "A  PILLOW"!
 

Mark 4:38
 

And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish?
 

In the gospel of Mark chapter 4 we find the lovely Lord Jesus Christ stills the storm.
 

This chapter could be effortlessly outlined like this:
 

I.  Christ's  Expanding  Ministry.  (verse 1)
 

II.  Christ's  Entrancing  Methods.  (verse 2)
 

III.  Christ's  Enthralling  Message.  (verse 3-34)
 

IV.  Christ's  Enduring  Majesty.  (verses 35-41)
 

It is while the Apostle Mark is dealing (under the direct inspiration of the Holy Spirit) with "Christ's Enduring Majesty" that a person sees a peculiar object, that doesn't normally go  along with ours, nets, anchor and sails with a fishing boat and that's, "A PILLOW".  (Both the Apostle Matthew, Matt. 8:23-27, and the Apostle Luke, Lk. 8:22-25, do not mention this overlooked by most detail)
 

Evangelist D.L. Moody said, "Some people are like express trains, they skim along so quickly (in reference to the Bible) that they see nothing."
 

Friend, you and I (those of us that are saved) had better make sure we have our own spiritual cushion for our own spiritual course!
 

There are 3 tremendous truths that revolve around this "pillow":  (All found in Mark chapter 4:38)
 

I.  POISE  IN  THE  STORM.


A tremendous truth that revolves around this "pillow" is poise in the storm, ("And he was in the hinder part of the ship") verse 38.  If there is ever a moment for "ALL HANDS ON DECK",  it's in "A GREAT STORM", but Jesus is found in the stern, out of the gash of the spray, CALM, COOL and COLLECTED.  When you know the One who is stronger than any tempest, you'll always have stability for every tempest.  (Psa.  93:4)  Poise in the storm!
 

II.  PEACE  IN  THE  SHIP.
 

A tremendous truth that revolves around this "pillow" is peace in the ship, ("asleep on a pillow:") verse 38.  How could Jesus sleep in a storm?  The same way Daniel slept in a lion's  den (Dan. 6;22) and Peter slept in a prison cell (Acts 12:6)!  The key to tranquility in troublesome times is thinking about God who has the strength to take care of troublesome times.  (Isa. 26:3)  Peace in the ship!
 

III.  PREDICTABILITY  IN  THE  SAVIOUR.
 

A tremendous truth that revolves around this "pillow" is predictability in the Saviour ("and they awake him") verse 38.  While the wild commotion and the water coming into the boat didn't  stir the Son of god, it was a word from His companions that brought Him to their aid and assistance.  The fact that god has helped the believer yesterday means He could and would help them today. (Lam. 3:22)  Predictability in the Saviour!