January 19, 2020

Maneuvering the Storms of Life

Bible Text: Mark 4:35–41 |

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Jesus made the mission abundantly clear. “You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth” (Acts 1:8b). And since then, as the church and as individual Christians, our task, given to us by Jesus himself, has been to make more and better followers of Christ.

At Harvest, we do that locally and regionally (our Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria) through our own church ministries and outreach as well as through partnerships in the area with various other ministries such as the Barrie Food Bank, the Salvation Army Bayside Mission, Envisage Pregnancy Services, Heritage College and Seminary, and Prison Fellowship Canada. On the global side (end of the earth), we partner with Harvest Glasgow, the Cameroon Bible Church Fellowship, TWR (Trans World Radio), and Children of Promise Ministries.

And it is Children of Promise that we are featuring as Dayo Idowu, their founder and president, preaches this Sunday.

Dayo and his wife, Tinu, members here at Harvest, run a successful home healthcare business in and around the GTA, and operate the orphan home ministry in their home city of Ibadan, Nigeria. Harvest is privileged to have partnered with Children of Promise since its founding in 2005. I know we’ll be blessed and challenged as we hear about this great ministry and from the Word of God this Sunday morning.

Sermon Notes

Dayo Idowu
Mark 4:35–41

January 19, 2020

1. There is always a calm before the storm. (v. 35–36)

2. Storms are part of life’s realities. (v. 37)

3. When the storm comes, would you not prefer to be on the shore rather than in the storm? But being in the storm with Master Jesus rather than being on the shore alone is the greatest insurance package anyone can pray for! (v. 38)

4. Be prepared.
Who do you run to when you are at the mercy of a raging storm?

5. Fear is an obstacle to faith. (v. 40–41)

6. Be Strong.
Rest upon the Rock that will never let you down.