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Jesus Calms the Storm



Jesus Calms the Storm by Rambrandt van Rijn

The Sea of Galilee is a large body of water in Galilee.

It is about thirteen miles long and though the waters can be peaceful, they can quickly become storm-tossed due to the prevailing winds.

This is exactly what happened one time when Jesus and his disciples started across the lake in a small ship. There were other little ships with them.

Jesus was asleep on a pillow in the "hinder" part of the ship (the back of the boat) when a violent storm arose. The waves were so high the ship was soon full of water.

The disciples were terrified and began to cry out to Jesus, "Master, save us! Don't you care that we are about to die!"

This was an easy problem for Jesus to solve. He stood up and spoke to the wind saying, "Peace, be still."

Immediately the storm ceased, the wind stopped blowing, and there was a great calm. The disciples were so afraid and said to one another,"What kind of man is he that even the wind and the sea obey him?"

This is the end of the Great Galilean Ministry, year two. Here Jesus teaches a large group of parables.

This is the thirteenth miracle recorded in Jesus ministry.

Matthew 8:23-27

Mark 4:35-41

Luke 8:22-25

Zip Code 8480




Memory Hook

This memory story will help us remember where to look in the Bible to learn about the time when Jesus calmed the sea.

We have rented the entire top floor of our work place to use as we wish. Today we wish to make a lake in in. We flood the floor and ask a friend of ours, a giant, to rock the building. As he shakes the building the water begins to rock and roll.

Then the frightened disciples wake Jesus and he rebukes the turbulent waters. There is a wet black crow on his head pecking at his halo which is made of 8 rings of light.

He holds up both hands with two fingers on each hand pointing toward the clouds to make a peace sign (4 fingers).

"Peace, be still!" he commands.

The black crow dropped down and ate (8) his belt made of 8 cornbread sticks. Things come back to normal, quiet and calm!


head+8 = Matthew 8
hands+4 = Mark4
belt+8 = Luke 8

(8480)

This zip code means the account is found 8th chapter of Matthew (8), the 4th chapter of Mark (4), the 8th chapter of Luke (8) and is not recorded in John (0).

(Remember this hook)
  • Head = Matthew
  • Arms = Mark
  • Waist = Luke
  • Feet = John

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