Follow Me – The Way of Jesus: His Power
Mark 4:35-41
Dr. Jeffrey Clark

The Big Idea: Jesus demonstrates His command over nature by calming the sea.

  • The miracle itself
  • The cosmic significance
  • The personal significance


Quick Review: Looking back at your notes from this week’s teaching, was there anything that particularly caught your attention, challenged or confused you?

Perceptions: How did you feel about this topic… before this message was even heard? How did the message reinforce, challenge or adjust your feelings on this topic? What point did you feel most strongly about?

Learning: What did you learn about this topic that perhaps you didn’t know before? What portion(s) of this message brought valuable review or insightful perspective? How did this topic develop a Christian “way of thinking” that challenges your view of the world?

Life Change: Where do you need to apply the big idea behind this message? How could this application show up in your life? What difference will this message make going forward? Where do you need help and support in making personal life changes?


If you are visiting, we want to extend a special welcome to you and invite you to an informal reception immediately following our worship service. On Saturday, Pastor Jeff will be available in the Celebration Center, and on Sunday, he and his wife, Mary, will meet you at the Welcome Center.


If you are attending the Saturday evening service, we would like to invite you back for our Ministry Kickoff tomorrow morning at 9:00 AM. We hope this hour will help you connect with the volunteer areas that may be a good fit for you. We will begin in the Celebration Center, then transition to two breakout sessions for your top areas of interest.

For those attending Sunday services, if you were not able to attend this gathering and would like more information on ministry teams, please contact the church office, and we will put you in touch with the appropriate team lead. Thank you to our leaders who invested their time in these sessions!


We continue to see significant interest in following Christ into the waters of baptism. Our next baptism service will be during the weekend of July 11-12. If you are interested, the first step is to secure an interview with one of our pastors or church leaders. We will finalize our list of participants on July 5.


Our main office will be moving to summer hours effective immediately and continuing through mid-August. The summer hours will be 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM daily. If you call or email the office after 2:00 PM, please note that your request will be handled the next business day.


You can still bring your baby bottles to the church, filled with change, to help support one of our ministry partners, Mountain Area Pregnancy Center. We will be returning these filled bottles to MAPC in the next couple of weeks.


We’re taking our regular Saturday evening service outdoors for the holiday. Join us at 5:00 PM for a picnic, provided by the outreach team. Stay for service at 6:00 PM, and then enjoy some ice cream before heading off to fireworks with your family. Bring a neighbor!


Welcome back to our CIY DV8 Students! Be sure to make plans to attend DV8 Share Night on July 2 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM to hear testimonies from their time at CIY. Don’t miss out on hearing some life-changing stories! All are welcome.


July in The Gathering will see Dr. Jeffery Clark taking us through an enlightening look at the Kingdom of God through the teachings of Jesus. Historically, Christians have viewed the Kingdom of God in many varied and diverse ways – but the real question is “How and what did Jesus teach us on this very important topic?” Please join us in the Fellowship Hall at 9:00 AM on Sunday mornings.

Eric and Kara Coe
Campus Ministry of Cru, Russia

Eric & Kara faithfully serve with their family in St. Petersburg, Russia. For the past 15 years, they have been serving in Russia with the Campus Ministry of Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ). Eric serves as the National Campus Director for the Russia Campus Ministry. Their ministry is to provide vision, direction, care and development to the more than 40 staff and interns currently serving in the campus ministry all over Russia. Their team ministry consists of teaching, training and encouraging staff, developing team leaders, casting vision and setting direction for the entire ministry. Their mission is to see movements of evangelism and discipleship raised up among the more than 7 million students of Russia. Remember to lift their family up in your prayers this week!

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