Mark 4:35-41 Jesus Calms the Storm

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The Road Community Church

February 2, 2020

Mark Series

Mark 4:35-41 Jesus calms the storm

How well do we know the people we trust? How well do we know the people we look up to and admire?

John 21:25 [25] Now there are also many other things that Jesus did. Were every one of them to be written, I suppose that the world itself could not contain the books that would be written.

Who is this Jesus? How well do we know him?

Mark 4:35–41

[35] On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.” [36] And leaving the crowd, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. And other boats were with him. [37] And a great windstorm arose, and the waves were breaking into the boat, so that the boat was already filling. [38] But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion. And they woke him and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” [39] And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. [40] He said to them, “Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?” [41] And they were filled with great fear and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?”​

Some artists’ rendering of this show Jesus standing in the boat above it all majestically telling the storm to stop. It is more likely he just spoke to the storm, then to the disciples without ever moving from his napping spot.

Who IS this?

4 things we learn about Jesus in this short passage:

  1. Jesus was human

  2. Jesus was unafraid

  3. Jesus cared

    1. Jesus questioned their fear

    2. Jesus questioned the disciples’ faith

      1. They did not believe Jesus when he said they were going to the other side

      2. They questioned Jesus’ care for them

      3. They actually entertained the possibility that the Messiah would die of drowning

  4. Jesus has divine authority over nature

Mark 4:35-41 Jesus Calms the Storm

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