Marks Gospel- Calming of the Storm

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Calming of the Storm- The Story

  • When evening came Jesus said to his disciples " let us go over to the other side" , leaving the crowds behind 
  • A furious storm broke out and waves broke over the boat.
  • Jesus was sleeping on a cushion in the stern 
  • The Disciples woke him and said "Teacher don't you care if we drown?"
  • Jesus got up and rebuked the waves "Quiet! Be still!"
  • The wind died down and all was calm again
  • Jesus said to the disciples "why are you so afraid?, Do you still have no faith?"
  • The disciples were terrified and asked each other "who is this?, Even the wind and the waves obey him!"
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How does the calming of the storm help Christians

  • Gives Christians undergoing persecution encouragement 
  • Tells them to persevere in the face of the "Storms" they may come across 
  • Tells them to remain faithful
  • Shows Jesus as a savior - can save us from "storms" and difficulties 
  • Shows the presence of God in their lives 
  • Gives them hope 
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Meaning of the Calming of the Storm

  • This is one of the 5 nature miracles in Mark's Gospel
  • Demonstrates the power Jesus has over nature
  • Mark tells this story as if the sea is possesed by evil spirits which Jesus casts out 
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