Jesus Calms the Stormy Sea:

This is another important study teaching us about faith. Jesus and the disciple were in a boat to cross to the other side of the Sea of Galilee. A great storm came up while Jesus was asleep. The disciples panicked and feared for their lives. Jesus rebuked the wind calmed the sea saying; “Peace! Be still!” Then the wind ceased and the seas calmed. Jesus said to them “Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?” The disciples were filled with great awe and said to one another “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey Him?”
Matthew 8:23-27; Mark 4:35-41; Luke 8:22-25

It was evening time when Jesus and His disciples Passover unto the other side of the Sea of Galilee after sending away the multitude. With Him were other little ships.

There arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full. Jesus fell asleep when the storm hit. Jesus was in the back part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and the disciples awoke Jesus, and say unto him, “Master, do you not care that we perish?”

Jesus arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, “Peace, be still.” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. Jesus asked the disciples why they were so afraid. Jesus asked the disciples why they did not have faith.

When the disciples saw that Jesus had calmed the winds and stopped the raging water and all was calmed the disciples were exceedingly afraid. They asked one another what manner of man Jesus was, that even the wind and the sea obeyed Him.

What Can Be Learned From This Lesson?

This is another example about having faith. The wind was blowing hard and the water was raging. The disciples were really afraid for their lives. Here in the ship with the disciple was Jesus, silly men. They had been with Jesus and had seen the miracles He had done; and they were afraid?

We can rely on what Hebrews 11:1-3 about what faith is “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.”

When we have Jesus in our lives or on “our boat” we should never be afraid. Jesus cares for us out of love for us. The Lord will strength us and helps us and we will be uplifted by Him. Jesus commanded the winds and water and they obeyed Him. Who can be afraid with Jesus by their side?

Romans 8:31 asks the most important quest of all and that is “What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?”

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Holstein, Joanne “Jesus Calms the Stormy Sea:.” Becker Bible Studies Library Jan 2015.<,>.

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Holstein, Joanne (2015, January) “Jesus Calms the Stormy Sea:.” Becker Bible Studies Library. Retrieved from,.

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Holstein, Joanne (2015) “Jesus Calms the Stormy Sea:.” Becker Bible Studies Library (January),, (accessed).

Joanne Holstein is a Becker Bible Studies Teacher and Author of Guided Bible Studies for Hungry Christians. She is a graduate of Psychology/Christian and Bible Counseling with Liberty University. She is well-known as a counselor to Christian faithful who are struggling with tremendous burden in these difficult times. She is a leading authority on historical development of Christian churches and the practices and beliefs of world religions and cults.

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