MIRACLES: CALMING THE STORMY SEA

(Message by Tanny Keng)

1. Why did Jesus perform miracles? 

a) If Jesus really were divine, he should have been able to perform miracles. Jesus did just that. He healed the sick, walked on water and even raised the dead. These miracles helped to support his claim that he was the true God come to earth to save mankind.

b) The miracles of Jesus are described in the New Testament and are listed more or less below.

2. Miracles of Jesus: Calming the stormy sea (Matthew 8:23-27, Mark 4:35-41, Luke 8:22-25)

a) While Jesus and his disciples were in a boat crossing a lake (possibly the Sea of Galilee), a storm frightened his disciples while Jesus slept. They awoke Jesus, fearful that the storm would harm them. Jesus then miraculously calmed the storm.

b) As explained in the Gospel of Matthew: 

Matthew 8:23-27 New International Version (NIV)  

23 Then he got into the boat and his disciples followed him. 24 Suddenly a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. 25 The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!” 

26 He replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm. 

27 The men were amazed and asked, “What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!”

 
The End ...

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