House Fellowship Worksheet Beginning week 25th of October 2015



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Victoria Fellowship Church (VFC)
International and Interdenominational
House Fellowship for week commencing 25th October 2015
Quarter Theme: Living by Faith

Topic: Hindrance to Faith: Fear, doubt, unbelief, etc Mark 4:35-41 Matt. 14:22-36

Texts: Hab. 2:4, Rom. 1:17, Heb. 10: 38

Memory Verse:  Matt. 14:31 And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him, and said to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?”

INTRODUCTION

“…..the just shall live by faith.” Hab. 2:4, Rom. 1:17, Heb. 10: 38
“For without Faith it is impossible to please God: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of those that diligently seek him.” Heb. 11:6

The two text we have read ( Mark 4 and Matthew 14) gives an account of two events in the same location where the disciples displayed similar attributes of fear where they should have displayed faith. The Sea of Galilee presented the right atmosphere for this stormy experience. In Mark 4:35 , we read that the disciples where crossing over to the other side. To cross over the Sea of Galilee, a lake only 12 kilometers wide, would not seem difficult at first glance. Yet its unique geography produces a greatly varying climate. The lake is situated seven hundred feet below sea level and is surrounded by mountains that rise three to four thousand feet above sea level on the west, north, and east. Tropical conditions prevail around the lake’s surface, where even bananas are grown today. Yet the higher elevations can produce chilling night air.

It is not unusual even today for a sudden great windstorm to appear on the Sea of Galilee during the evening hours. The warm tropical air from the lake’s surface rises and meets the colder