#394: "When You Speak" by Jeremy Camp

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There is an account in the Bible of Jesus speaking to the wind and waves and calming them down. This idea often makes its way into our prayers and songs -- not unlike Jeremy Camp's song, "When You Speak." I think it deserves a deep look from us to see what we can learn from ALL of the words Jesus speaks in this scene.

Join me in the Gospel of Mark, in a boat on the Sea of Galilee.

In this episode, I discuss:

  • Taking a B.I.T.E. out of Scripture - this week's Bible Interaction Tool Exercises include:
    • Meditating on Scripture
    • Completing a word study
    • Defining words
    • Reading Scripture out loud
    • Imagining the scene
    • Reading in context
  • The 30 Day Music Challenge
  • The Father initiates the plan of salvation, the Son accomplishes the plan of redemption, and the Spirit applies what has been initiated and accomplished
  • Seeking the face of God before we seek His hand
  • Studying the actual Word of God to more easily identify its counterfeit - James 1:25, Joshua 1:7-9
  • Completing a word study on the word meditate as found in Joshua 1:8 - BibleHub.com
  • Looking up words related to meditate such as soliloquize, muse, and ruminate
  • Our focus verses found in Mark 4:35-41
  • Imagining the scene in the context of the whole
  • Examining the words of Jesus vs. the words of the disciples
  • The words of Douglas O'Donnell, "Jesus is...addressing...their "excessive fear"...Fear that doesn't acknowledge who's onboard the boat." - "Matthew: All Authority in Heaven and on Earth (Preaching the Word)" by Douglas O'Donnell

Additional Resources

This Week's Challenge

Read our focus passage in Mark 4 in the context of Mark 3-5. When you focus on Mark 4:35-41, be sure to make some observations and make time to meditate on the text. Let it roll around in your mind a bit. Ponder the text. Talk to yourself about it. Chew on it over and over again. There is much more to see here. I hope I've inspired you to spend some time here for yourself. And remember, when God speaks, the wind and the waves bow to His will.

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