Mathew 8. Forum Discussion

Chapter 8 begins with Jesus cleansing the leper, healing the centurion, and healing Peter’s Mother-in-law. I remember one study I participated in that focused on Jesus’ miracles. We looked for a pattern where Jesus performed the miracle, crowds gathered, and He used the opportunity to teach them. It doesn’t happen 100% of the time, but it happens often. What will we do with the opportunities that come our way? Will we use them to teach? There are many ways to teach, but probably the best way is through our actions.

Mathew writes in verses 18-20, “Now when Jesus saw a crowd around Him, He gave orders to depart to the other side of the sea.  Then a scribe came and said to Him, “Teacher, I will follow You wherever You go.”  Jesus said to him, “The foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.” I wonder what Jesus must have thought after delivering His Sermon On The Mount and then not having a place to sleep. Fortunately for us, Jesus’ grace, love and mercy far exceed ours.

The 8th chapter of Mathew concludes with Jesus calming the sea and casting demons into swine. Let’s take a closer look at verses 23:27:

“When He got into the boat, His disciples followed Him.  And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being covered with the waves; but Jesus Himself was asleep.  And they came to Him and woke Him, saying, “Save us, Lord; we are perishing!”  He said to them, “Why are you afraid, you men of little faith?” Then He got up and rebuked the winds and the sea, and it became perfectly calm.  The men were amazed, and said, “What kind of a man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey Him?”

Can we see ourselves in this story? Are there times when we find ourselves in a storm and doubt creeps into our thoughts? Doubt is the opposite of faith. One of the take-aways from this story is to put our trust in Jesus. If He can calm the stormy seas, He can also calm the storms in our lives. - Amen

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So many times in life we are given the opportunity to trust in Jesus. When we do, we know that we will be ok. When we doubt, we get into trouble.

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