* [ 4:39 ] Quiet! One of the popular commentators on this section suggests that there really was no stilling of the storm, that what happened in the midst of this great storm was that our Lord merely settled the disciples' fear, and that there was a great calm in their hearts. He lived in the constant realization, as the Apostle Paul said, that "we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities and powers, wicked spirits in high places" (Ephesians 6:12 KJV), who are able to affect humanity at various levels of life. When you look at it, the story of the stilling of the storm is impressive in more ways than one. See also notes on Mt 8:23–34 and 9:8–26. Matthew adds that they said, "Save us, Lord, or we perish!" Monday, April 12, 2010. And in Verse 10 the demoniac begged Jesus not to send them to the abyss. 11A large herd of pigs was feeding on the nearby hillside. Mark adds that to reassure us that what happened during that journey was not an hallucination. And the incident which follows grew out of these circumstances. Mark 4:4 And it came to pass, as he sowed, some fell by the way side, and the fowls of the air came and devoured it up. This is what bothered the disciples. This is how the demons refer to him. And a windstorm came … In this day we have seen ample demonstration of the actuality of these forces in our world and perhaps we are much more prepared to understand this story than we would have been ten years ago. And then he put his finger on the reason: This is why people become afraid -- because they lose faith. The first is the word "unclean". As these disciples set out in the calm of the evening to cross to the eastern shore, such a storm broke out. Mark has put them together to help us to see that Jesus is Lord -- whether the enemy that threatens us and frightens us is some circumstance or event outside us, as the storm was for the disciples, or whether that which betrays and subverts us and sabotages everything we try to do is something arising from within -- some habit, some attitude, some long-standing hostility or resentment we bear against another, or even some demonic influence which is ripping us and tearing us apart, making us restless and discontent. Mark: 4:35-5:20 Jesus Calms the Storm 35 As evening came, Jesus said to his disciples, "Let's cross to the other side of the lake." (26) Now the woman was a Greek, a Syro-Phoenician by race. He made no preparation for this journey. ", 9Then Jesus asked him, "What is your name?". The Intersect A. Mark 5:4 "Because that he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been plucked asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces: neither could any [man] tame him." famines, floods, droughts, cyclones, tornadoes, hurricanes -- is oftentimes the malevolent attack of Satan upon humanity. Temptation of Jesus • Part 1 012. So a new storm has broken out in their lives. We know you are not here to stop the storms from coming, but to take us through them. This man had been bound with chains and fetters. There is the raging storm which came suddenly upon the sea. So I prayed with him again. Mark 4:1-34 Stories to Live By; JOSEPH SUTCLIFFE. Calvin's Commentaries, Vol 31: Matthew, Mark and Luke, Part I, full text etext at sacred-texts.com Calvin's Commentaries, Part 31 Matthew, Mark and Luke, Part I tr. Jesus Stills a Tempest on the Sea of Galilee ( Mark 4:35-41). And other boats were with him. Then there was the supernatural strength he exhibited. So he is addressing the unseen, invisible world here. let us pass over unto the other side: that is, of the sea of Galilee, or lake of Gennesaret, to the country of the Gadarenes, and Gergesenes; with a view for retirement and rest, after the fatigue of the day; and for the trial of the faith of his disciples, by a storm which he knew would arise, whilst they were on the sea; and for the sake of a miracle he was to work on the other side, after related. ( = Mt 8:23-34; Lu 8:22-39). He seems indifferent. It was these Jesus rebuked. And no one could bind him , It is that failure in faith is the doorway to greater vision. Mark 5 Exposition (distinct from his commentary) G CAMPBELL MORGAN Mark Commentary. I think that the Gospel of Mark is a dramatic narrative, by which I mean not simply that the content is dramatic, which it is, but that Mark has constructed a Gospel which is in essence a play, a drama, albeit divine and cosmic in its implications. See also notes on Mt 8:23 – 34 and 9:8 – 26 . And now may our spirits worship you, as we think of the greatness and glory of the One who has come to us, to be in us and among us. Here he was in the boat with them; their fate would be his fate; and yet they had forgotten this. But they charged him with indifference. This indicates the storm had already begun when Jesus went to sleep. All of a sudden the wind, which had been roaring and beating about their ears, stopped, and there was absolute stillness. Everyone else knew him as El Elyon, "God Most High." Nicodemus • Part 1 018. That is having faith -- to remember those facts." * [4:35–5:43] After the chapter on parables, Mark narrates four miracle stories: Mk 4:35–41; 5:1–20; and two joined together in Mk 5:21–43. See Mark 4:14-20 (printed below) The farmer sows the word. Who then is this?" The word in Scripture is always "demonized." Within moments the sea was frothing, waves mounting up. 16Those who had seen it told the people what had happened to the demon-possessed man—and told about the pigs as well. Jesus crossing the Sea of Galilee, miraculously stills a tempest - He cures the demoniac of Gadara. No proportions are actually given as to how much of the seed is productive. I adjure you by God, do not torment me. " Then in the next section we saw how this popularity necessitated a dimming of light, as manifested in the parables Jesus began to speak in place of the absolutely open statement of the truth he gave earlier. 5Night and day among the tombs and in the hills he would cry out and cut himself with stones. After all, what good does it do to address the air as it is flowing by? Mark 4:35-5:20. This must have been the earlier evening—what we should call the afternoon—since after all that passed on the other side, when He returned to the west side, the people were waiting for Him in great numbers (Mr 4:21; Lu 8:40). There is always an element of the unclean present in demonic effect. Complete Concise Chapter Contents The demoniac healed. So he gave them leave. You are welcome to join the conversation! And those who had seen it told what happened to the demoniac and to the swine. 20 And he went away and began to proclaim in Decapolis what great things Jesus had done for him ; and everyone marveled. Mark 4 35 ¶ On the same day, when evening had come, He said to them, “Let us cross over to the other side.” 36 Now when they had left the multitude, they took Him along in the boat as He was. And the waves, which had been dashing over the bow, filling the boat, threatening them, mounting up higher on every side, were suddenly stilled, as though a giant hand pressed them down, and there was a great calm. But I do not think it wise to use it, because it is not used in Scripture. Home; War With North Korea; 1 Corinthians; Advent 2018; Amos; Daily Meditation; Galatians ; Israel and Palestine Tour; James; Jeremiah; Job; Jonah; Lectionary Year A; Lectionary Year C; Mark; Philemon; Proverbs; Psalms; Sermon on the Mount; Topics; Uncategorized; Mark 4:21-34. Not necessarily. 3This man lived in the tombs, and no one could bind him any more, not even with a chain. 37 But soon a fierce storm came up. 2 And when he returned to t Capernaum after some days, it was reported that he was at home. And the same day--on which He spoke the memorable parables of the Mr 4:1 … (21-34) The daughter of Jairus raised. It is no accident that the rise of satanism and occultism in these last few years has been coincident with the spread of pornography and obscenity in the media, in our movies and literature. The next point is the word of power. RayStedman.org/permissions. There are many instances today of people possessed or controlled by demons exercising unusual strength. That is what a witness is. It is not the 5. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Mark 5:21-43 EXEGESIS: MARK 4-5. 17Then the people began to plead with Jesus to leave their region. Now, the miracle lies not in the stilling of the storm, for even nature would do that eventually, but in the suddenness with which it happened. So they came to him, concerned and upset not only because of their common peril but because of the apparent indifference of the Lord to their need. Mark Mark 1: The Living Paradox Mark 2: Against the Grain Mark 3: Investing in People Mark 4:1-25: Tilling the Heart Mark 4:26-34: The Potent Gospel Mark 4:35-41: Faith Over Fear Mark 5: The Caring Christ Mark 6:1-13: In His Strength Mark 6:14-44: Passion It is a term which has been invented, but it may not be very accurate. (35-41) Commentary on Mark 4:1-20 (Read Mark 4:1-20) This parable contained instruction so important, that all capable of hearing were bound to attend to it. (Mark 5:14-17 RSV). He said to them, "Why are you afraid? 2 The mad man from Gerasa 5:1-20. No wonder that as he went about in all these cities, men marveled at what they heard. Read the Scripture: Mark 4:35 - 5:20 We will examine two incidents -- the stilling of the storm on the sea of Galilee, and that which follows immediately, the healing of the demoniac. But really the thing is changing under your hands all the time, and neither your assets nor your dangers are the same as the year before. So far, Mark has done little to draw our attention to them. They found themselves in the midst of this tremendous, raging storm, the boat filling rapidly as water came dashing over the bow. But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke him and said to him, "Teacher, do you not care if we perish?" Thus the demons, who had asked to enter the swine in order not to go into the abyss, defeated their own purpose, and, because of the death of the swine, had to enter the abyss anyway. I'll tell you how to look at it. See Mark 7:25-26 and Matthew 15:22 (printed below) Immediately a woman, whose little daughter was possessed by an unclean spirit, and who had heard about Jesus, came and fell down at his feet. How would these men have acted, do you think, if they had had faith? Lesson 7 - Study Guide for Mark 4:35–5:20 Several themes emerge in the section (4:35–5:20) of Mark we study this week. vv. Commentary: Mark 4:35–5:20 77 Questions: Mark 5:21–6:6 81 Lesson 11 Commentary: Mark 5:21–6:6 85 Questions: Mark 6:7–52 89 Lesson 12 Commentary: Mark 6:7–52 93 Questions: Mark 6:53–7:30 97 Lesson 13 Commentary: Mark 6:53–7:30 101 Questions: Mark 7:31–8:21 105 Lesson 14 Commentary: Mark 7:31–8:21 109 Questions: Mark 8:22-33 113 Lesson 15 Commentary: Mark … Israel knew him as Jehovah -- "Lord." 37A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. 3 v He lived among the tombs. These two incidents will help us. The daily summaries are written by Wayne D. Turner, ... Matthew 8:18-34; Mark 4:35-5:20 Listen Luke 9:57-62; Luke 8:19-39 : In these passages, we see the following events in Jesus' ministry: Jesus is still traveling and ministering in Galilee. And now we come to the physical exhaustion produced by the tremendous demands of the crowds upon Jesus. 4. The background of the first is in Chapter 4, Verses 35-36: On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, "Let us go across to the other side." We have read into it the idea of "demon possession." Message transcript and recording © 2021 by Ray Stedman Ministries, owner of sole copyright by assignment from the author. The time of this section is very definitely marked by our Evangelist, and by him alone, in the opening words. All rights reserved. And they came to Jesus, and saw the demoniac sitting there, clothed and in his right mind, the man who had had the legion; and they were afraid. I am sure you feel something of fear, as you look forward into 1975. The time of this section is very definitely marked by our Evangelist, and by him alone, in the opening words. And if our faith is strong enough we will see that he can handle the problem, that he knows how. The second You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Week 3: Day 13 – Mark 6:30-44 Day 14 – Mark 6:45-56 Day 15 – Mark 7:1-23 Day 16 – Mark 7:24-37 Day 17 – Mark 8:1-21 Day 18 – Mark 8:22-33. Tagged: Bible-Gospel of Mark, Gospel of Mark, Kingdom of God, Mark 4:1-20, Parable of the Sower, Parables. 20 Against its will, all creation was subjected to God's curse. And they were filled with awe, and said to one another, "Who then is this, that even winds and sea obey him?". TADROS Y. MALATY 2003 Translated by DR. GEORGE BOTROS English Text revised by 6 In our study of the Gospel according to St. Matthew we experience the joyful tidings of our Lord Temptation of Jesus • Part 2 013. 13He gave them permission, and the evil spirits came out and went into the pigs. Mark 5:19-20 (NASB) And He did not let him, but He said to him, "Go home to your people and report to them what great things the Lord has done for you, and how He had mercy on you." (Mark 5:1-13 RSV), This incident opens before us again the whole realm of the occult and the demonic, and the oppression of mankind by these evil and unclean spirits. (= Matthew 8:23-34; Luke 8:22-39). Mark 4:21-34 What Do We Learn About Jesus And His Kingdom From A Lamp, A Bunch of Seeds, And One Small Seed? Here we are in trouble, and God does not seem to care. For he had said to him, "Come out of the man, you unclean spirit!" The boat is like the church–with Jesus and his disciples. What a beautiful pattern of witness he established! She can't breathe, and can't take care of the children or the house, and we have a hard time. We will examine two incidents -- the stilling of the storm on the sea of Galilee, and that which follows immediately, the healing of the demoniac. April 5, 2010 After explaining the meaning of the … These events take place around the Sea of Galilee. 2 And many were gathered together, so that there was no more room, not even at the door. It is used of the leper of Mark 1:40 who begged Jesus to help him, and of the debtor in Matthew 18:29 who fell down before a man to whom he owed an immense debt and could do nothing but beg. When our wicked hearts are like the troubled sea which cannot rest, when our passions are unruly, let us think we … Have you no faith?" Mark 4:1-20 Do You Have Ears That Hear? It was a great wind, Mark says. Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible Mark 4:35-5:20. Answer: The story of Jesus calming the storm is told in the three Synoptic Gospels, Matthew, Mark, and Luke. It is clear that this comes when our Lord was at the point of utter physical exhaustion. Mark makes clear that this was unpremeditated on Jesus' part: "They took him with them, just as he was." You can leave a response , or trackback from your own site. Notice Verse 9: "Jesus asked him, 'What is your name?' 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