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GOSPEL OF MARK NT352

FALL 2016
Jesus Calms the Turbulent
Mark 4:35-5:20

JESUS CALMS THE STORM ON 

SEA OF GALILEE 35-41
• Let us Cross Over to the Other Side 35-37
• Jesus gives a direction to move to the other side of sea by boat
• Other boats were with him – this detail seems pointless yet it is important
• A great windstorm – not rain, but wind and waves! Why so fierce on a lake?

628 ft below sea
level in valley –
winds come
down off
mountains

G. A. Smith describes his
experience there: “The
atmosphere, for the most part,
hangs still and heavy but the
cold currents, as they pass
from the west, are sucked
down in vortices of air, or by
the narrow gorges that break
upon the lake. Then arise
those sudden storms for
which the region is
notorious”.

JESUS CALMS THE STORM ON 

SEA OF GALILEE 35-41
• Let us Cross Over to the Other Side 35-37



Jesus gives a direction to move to the other side of sea by boat
Other boats were with him – this detail seems pointless yet it is important
A great windstorm – not rain, but wind and waves! Why so fierce on a lake?
The boat was filling fast – experienced fishermen fear for their lives!

JESUS CALMS THE STORM ON 

SEA OF GALILEE 35-41
• Jesus Calms Storm and the Disciples 38-41
• He was in the stern asleep – contrast to chaos of the storm and state of disciples
• Jesus may have purposed multiple lessons through this test of their faith:
1.Perhaps he was showing the disciples they actually doubt His care
2.Perhaps he was sharpening their faith in his word – “Let us go over” v.35
3.Perhaps he is showing us He doesn’t spare us of trials but is with us in trials
4.Perhaps he is showing that God’s will often includes difficulty and resistance
5.Perhaps he was preparing them for greater turbulence of demoniac coming

JESUS CALMS THE DEMONIAC OF
GADARA 5:1-20
• The Demoniac 1-5
• His Town 1-2 (two possible places):




Mark meant the region of Gadara and not the city 30 miles from sea
Tradition locates a place in region of Gadara for the event (Slide)
Gadara (NKJV) and Gerasa (ESV) [depending on Greek base text]
Gerasa is likely the Arabic city “Kersa” at Northeast Sea of Galilee
Gerasa has a cliff and cave/tombs about 40 meters from shore

JESUS CALMS THE DEMONIAC OF
GADARA 5:1-20
• The Demoniac 1-5
• His Home 3 = among the “Tombs” (caves in which the dead are buried)
• His Strength 4 = Could not be bound by chains, super human strength
• His Torment 5 = Demonstration of Satan's hatred for man in God’s image

GADARA AND THE ACTUAL LOCATION WHERE
JESUS SENT THE DEMONS INTO 

A HEARD OF SWINE

Gerasa

JESUS CALMS THE DEMONIAC OF
GADARA 5:1-20
• The Encounter 6-12
• Worship 6 - Naked, scarred man runs towards them to prostrate before Jesus
• Fear 7-8 - Demons shout with loud voice in fear Jesus would send them to abyss
• Request 9-12 – Not to send them out of the country, geographical limitations?

JESUS CALMS THE DEMONIAC OF
GADARA 5:1-20
• The Deliverance 13-20
• Jesus gives permission and authoritative command 'GO!' (Mt 8:32)
• News spread and people feared the demoniac’s new condition as much as old
• The man pleaded to go with Jesus while others wanted Jesus to leave them!

GOSPEL OF MARK NT352
FALL 2016
Jesus Calms the Turbulent
Mark 4:35-5:20

GOSPEL OF MARK NT352
FALL 2016
Jesus Heals the Hurting
Mark 5:21-43

JAIRUS SEEKS JESUS 21-24
• Jairus finds and pleads with Jesus 21-23
• Jairus is likely from synagogue where Jesus healed the withered hand (Mk 3)
• Desperation drove Jairus to Jesus – God often uses tragedy to draw us

JAIRUS SEEKS JESUS 21-24
• Jesus goes with Jairus 24
• If Jairus was of those plotting against Jesus, Jesus’ grace is highlighted
• Jesus never rejects a repentant soul – change of heart is what He is after

Jesus raising
Jairus’
daughter
(Mark 5:21–
43); from a
fourth-century
sarcophagus
in Rome.

BLEEDING WOMAN SEEKS
JESUS 25-34
• The Touch of Faith 25-29



Jesus leaves to heal the girl but is touched by a desperate woman of faith
She did not think Jesus would notice that she touched his garment
She had suffered much socially and by the bad quack doctors
Amazing contrasts between Jairus and this woman – opposite ends of spectrum

Jesus And the Woman
with the Issue of Blood
(Matthew 5:24–34).
Artist Unknown,
Mosaic inside Chora
Church, Istanbul.
Photograph copyright © Roy
Brown.

BLEEDING WOMAN SEEKS
JESUS 25-34
• Imperfect Faith Honored 30-34
• Jesus calls for her who touched him, to affirm his approval of her faith
• Many physically touched Jesus but only she received a “touch” back
• Daughter = little child // Disease = whipping

JAIRUS' DAUGHTER MEETS
JESUS 35-43
• Conflicting Voices 35-36
• He hadn't finished with the woman and Jairus’ situation gets worse
• Jairus had to choose the voice he’d listen to – others, circumstances or Christ

Jesus Raises the
Daughter of
Jairus (Matthew
5:21–23, 35–43).
Gustave Doré
(1832–1883).

JAIRUS' DAUGHTER MEETS
JESUS 35-43
• Time for Trust 37-43
• The hired mourners remind Jairus that death has struck his home
• Jesus takes her hand and commands her to rise as if from sleep
• Jesus commanded two things after she rose to life:
• No one should know it (imagine the requests to raise the dead)
• To give her to eat (Jesus valued the role of food)

GOSPEL OF MARK NT352
FALL 2016
Jesus Heals the Hurting
Mark 5:21-43