Sermons & Discussions – 2016/Oct – Second Week


A timely word from Jacob Prasch.  He talks about the symbolism of the Sea.


  1. Joshua Prasch
    • Spiritual Symbolism Of The Sea (Jacob Prasch)
      Published On : Oct 3rd, 2016
  2. Kate Bowler
    • Book TV at Duke University: Kate Bowler, “Blessed: A History of the American Prosperity Gospel.”
    • MIPodcast #44—Kate Bowler’s history of the prosperity gospel movement



Joshua Prasch

Spiritual Symbolism Of The Sea (Jacob Prasch)

Stills the roaring of the Seas, and roaring of the waves, and tumult of the peoples


Sermon Notes

  1. Reading out of
    • Mark 4:35
      • Jesus Calms a Storm
        On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.”
    • Mark 6:47
      • And they that did eat of the loaves were about five thousand men.And straightway he constrained his disciples to get into the ship, and to go to the other side before unto Bethsaida, while he sent away the people.And when he had sent them away, he departed into a mountain to pray.And when even was come, the ship was in the midst of the sea, and he alone on the land.And he saw them toiling in rowing; for the wind was contrary unto them: and about the fourth watch of the night he cometh unto them, walking upon the sea, and would have passed by them.But when they saw him walking upon the sea, they supposed it had been a spirit, and cried out:For they all saw him, and were troubled. And immediately he talked with them, and saith unto them, Be of good cheer: it is I; be not afraid.And he went up unto them into the ship; and the wind ceased: and they were sore amazed in themselves beyond measure, and wondered.

        For they considered not the miracle of the loaves: for their heart was hardened.

    • Psalm 65:6-7
      • the one who by his strength established the mountains
        being girded with might;who stills the roaring of the seas,
        the roaring of their waves,
        the tumult of the peoples
  2. Messianic Typology / Messianic Prophecy
    • Jonah
  3. Raging Sea
    • Tumult of the People
  4. Boats
    • Symbol of the Church dates back to Noah
      • 300 cubits
    • 30
      • Spiritual Maturity
        • David ascended
        • Jesus started his ministry
    • 50
      • Day of the Pentecost
      • Holy Spirit
      • Evangelism
    • 300
      • Election
        • Gideon
  5. Jesus told them he his disciples he will make them fishes of men
  6. Must be directed the Holy Spirit
    • Outreach
      • Until directed by God and he tells us where to cast our net
  7. Boat are always signs of Churches
  8. Jesus takes the initiative to take them to tribulation
  9. Types of Problems
    • Common to man
    • Because of Satan
    • Lord leads us into
      • Let us go unto the other side
      • Philippians 1:6′
    • One we bring upon ourselves
  10. Winds
    • East Wind
  11. Faith
    • Faith not in Faith
    • But, faith in God
  12. Test
    • If you fail the test the first time, you will keep encountering same tests
    • The second time you see the same test, it will be more difficult
      • Jesus was not in the boat the second time
      • One will think he has abandoned us
      • He withdraws the sense of his presence
    • The second time, he was praying
      • He left them and went away to pray for them
  13. Loaves of Bread
    • You give them something to eat
    • Condition
    • The Lord does not use what he does not bless
    • And, the does not use what he does not break
  14. Natural talents
    • Praise God for natural talents, but it is another for one to submit it to Go
    • Praise God for new motives
    • Natural Talents for Pride and Self Sufficiency
    • Everything has to go God and be resurrected


  1. Messianic Typology / Messianic Prophecy
  2. End times Eschatology
  3. Life Problems


Kate Bowler



KATE BOWLER – Historian,  Author,  Human
Kate Bowler is the author of Blessed: A History of the American Prosperity Gospel. She teaches North American Christianity at Duke Divinity School in Durham, North Carolina. As the child of two professors that was probably a foregone conclusion, but she stubbornly persists in her belief in free will. She grew up in the Canadian prairie city of Winnipeg with an unhealthy interest in religion and popular culture. By the time she had finished her Master’s degree, she was already devoted to her first book project studying the American prosperity gospel. She spent a decade traveling the United States and Canada visiting megachurches, archives, television studios, revivals and Christian theme parks interviewing leaders and followers of the prosperity gospel.

cspanHer second book, tentatively called Co-Pastor: Women and Power in American Megaministry, tells the modern history of celebrity wives. In a culture divided about whether women should Lean In or opt out, Christian women reach for spiritual stardom and many have succeeded in re-making popular religion into a woman’s playground. She recently received a Louisville sabbatical fellowship and a travel grant from the American Academy of Religion to research, write and drink coffee in 2016-2017.

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