A theocentric sermon
Scot McKnight on a sermon that stayed theocentric:
Gene Appel preached tonight about fear, and he explored that theme through Mark 4:35-41. In this passage Jesus is asleep in a boat while his disciples worry. Gene made plenty of connections to real-life experiences of fear, but what I most liked about this service is that it developed into overt praise for the greatness of God. Sermons on fear can easily become exercises in therapeutic counseling, but this sermon moved us beyond that into contemplation of God's greatness.