Jesus Calms the Storm Mark 4:35-41

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Jesus Calms the Storm Mark 4:35-41

35 That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” 36 Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. 37 A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. 38 Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?”

39 He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.

40 He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?”

41 They were terrified and asked each other, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!”

How can we interpret this?

You can interpret this in many ways, an example is that the boat is a church and it is under threat from fundamentalists (Wind, Storm and Rapid Water). And Jesus is someone who preaches good things about this church to the fundamentalists. But when Jesus stops preaching (sleeping) the fundamentalists had struck back at the church putting the church in a more dangerous situation, so the people of the church (Disciples) tell Jesus, he needs to start preaching good things about


Miss KHP

The passage of Jesus calming the storm and what it means.

Good for any student who is studying this as part of their GCSE RE course- like AQA.

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