A Stormy Faith • Rev. Derek Joyce

Matthew 8:23-27

When Jesus got into a boat, his disciples followed him. A huge storm arose on the lake so that waves were sloshing over the boat. But Jesus was asleep. They came and woke him, saying, “Lord, rescue us! We are going to drown.” He said to them, “Why are you afraid, you people of weak faith?” Then he got up and gave orders to the wind and the lake, and there was a great calm. The people were amazed and said, “What kind of person is this? Even the winds and the lake obey him!”

Modern day Disciples of Jesus are often mis-characterized as men and women who are unwavering in the face of uncertainty—never having any doubt or fear. I suppose there are some who exhibit that perfection of faith. And while it may indeed be the goal, for most of us, we are a mix of great faith, along with some fear—especially when the storms rage. Today, let us be reminded again that Jesus is the LORD—especially in the midst of the storm.

This Sunday's Set List:

"Glorious Day" by Passion

"Faith, Hope, Love, Repeat" by Brandon Heath

"How Marvelous" by Chris Tomlin

"Great Are You Lord" by All Sons and Daughters

"Great is Thy Faithfulness (Beginning to End)" by One Sonic Society

"Good, Good Father" by Chris Tomlin

*All songs subject to change based on the movement of the Holy Spirit.

Prayer Means Jesus Takes The Wheel

Genesis 24:12-14

12 Then he prayed, “Lord, God of my master Abraham, make me successful today, and show kindness to my master Abraham. 13 See, I am standing beside this spring, and the daughters of the townspeople are coming out to draw water.14 May it be that when I say to a young woman, ‘Please let down your jar that I may have a drink,’ and she says, ‘Drink, and I’ll water your camels too’—let her be the one you have chosen for your servant Isaac. By this I will know that you have shown kindness to my master.”


Today’s text jumps us forward a stretch from yesterday’s incident of the near sacrifice of Isaac. While Isaac no doubt continued to recover from the most horrifying event of his life, Abraham sent a servant on a mission to find him a wife. It was a high pressure situation, requiring the servant to swear a rather awkward yet serious oath to Abraham.

The servant had a job to do and he wanted to do it well. He knew he needed help, so he made it a matter of prayer. Let’s examine the prayer.

Then he prayed, “Lord, God of my master Abraham, make me successful today, and show kindness to my master Abraham.

Here’s where the prayer gets pretty interesting.

....Continued on Asbury Seedbed... (click on the link below).

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Joys & Concerns

HOSPITALIZED: Jasper Lynn, Lauren McCown, Carolyn Mcllwain, William Haynie, Sr. DISCHARGED: Charlotte Carr, Courtney Schoonover

*Please let the church office know if you, one of your family members or church friends enters the hospital so they can be offered pastoral presence and the love and concern of the congregation.*

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Sunday Mornings at 11:00am

Rev. Derek Joyce
• Executive to the Sr. Pastor
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Heather Gunter
• Director of Contemporary