Mat 8:23 And when he got into the boat, his disciples followed him.
Mat 8:24 And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by the waves; but he was asleep.
Mat 8:25 And they went and woke him, saying, “Save, Lord; we are perishing.”
Mat 8:26 And he said to them, “Why are you afraid, O men of little faith?” Then he rose and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.
GREEK VERBS: No imperative verbs spoken by Jesus are present.
Mat 8:26 … Then he rose and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.
Another Insight in this chapter about what it means for Jesus to be Lord.
Jesus is also Lord over the wind and the weather, to protect his followers.
The disciples are surprised. They saw the miracles yet their surprise reveals that they saw him as limited. They did turn to him in time of need … but in Mark it’s more a complaint than a prayer. 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?” – Mark 4:38
What are the commands of Jesus Christ which we need to obey? In disciple-making, Jesus commanded the following in Matthew 28:20: “teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you…” What are the commands that we are to follow and teach others as identified by Jesus’ use of the imperative mood in the Greek?
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