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Lesson - January 21, 2018

Jesus Walks on the Water 

                                                   Mark 6:45-56


45 ¶  Immediately after this, Jesus insisted that his disciples get back into the boat and head across the lake to Bethsaida, while he sent the people home.

46  After telling everyone good-bye, he went up into the hills by himself to pray.

47  Late that night, the disciples were in their boat in the middle of the lake, and Jesus was alone on land.

48  He saw that they were in serious trouble, rowing hard and struggling against the wind and waves. About three o’clock in the morning Jesus came toward them, walking on the water. He intended to go past them,

49  but when they saw him walking on the water, they cried out in terror, thinking he was a ghost.

50  They were all terrified when they saw him.

But Jesus spoke to them at once. “Don’t be afraid,” he said. “Take courage! I am here!”

51  Then he climbed into the boat, and the wind stopped. They were totally amazed,

52  for they still didn’t understand the significance of the miracle of the loaves. Their hearts were too hard to take it in.

53  After they had crossed the lake, they landed at Gennesaret. They brought the boat to shore

54  and climbed out. The people recognized Jesus at once,

55  and they ran throughout the whole area, carrying sick people on mats to wherever they heard he was.

56  Wherever he went--in villages, cities, or the countryside--they brought the sick out to the marketplaces. They begged him to let the sick touch at least the fringe of his robe, and all who touched him were healed.


1.  Why did Jesus go into the hills by himself?  What is significant about this? (6:46)



2.  What problem were the disciples having? (6:48)



3.  How did the disciples react when they saw Jesus walk on the water? (6:49)



4.  Why do you think Jesus chose to walk on the water to get to the disciples' boat?



5.  Why were the disciples "totally amazed"? (6:51-52)



6.  What did Jesus do after He and the disciples had crossed over the lake? (6:54-56)



7.  What difference did it make that the crowds welcomed Jesus? (6:56)  



8.  How should you respond when you sense God at work in your life?



9.  Why do you think we are sometimes so surprised by God's goodness to us?

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