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MatT 8:23-27

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!”

bitesize study

  1. What does this passage show us about Jesus’ authority over the created world? In the Bible, the sea represents chaos and evil. So, what does this passage also show us about Jesus’ authority over evil?  
  2. In what ways should we be like the disciples when we are scared? In what ways does Jesus call us to be different?  
  3. In this life we can often feel overwhelmed by the chaos and evil around us. How does this passage help us trust God more in the tough times? How can we use this passage to encourage a

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Santhosh Thomas

Santhosh is one of our pastors, with special responsibility for overseeing our small groups and various teaching and discipleship programmes. Born and raised in London, he has previously worked in churches in Oxford and Central London. He’s married to Jess and along with their three young children they enjoy sport, swings and meeting new people!

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