Bible: Matt 8:18-27

Challenging Professed Followers

8:18 Now when Jesus saw a large crowd 1  around him, he gave orders to go to the other side of the lake. 2  8:19 Then 3  an expert in the law 4  came to him and said, “Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go.” 5  8:20 Jesus said to him, “Foxes have dens, and the birds in the sky 6  have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.” 7  8:21 Another 8  of the 9  disciples said to him, “Lord, let me first go and bury my father.” 8:22 But Jesus said to him, “Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead.” 10 

Stilling of a Storm

8:23 As he got into the boat, his disciples followed him. 11  8:24 And a great storm developed on the sea so that the waves began to swamp the boat. But he was asleep. 8:25 So they came 12  and woke him up saying, “Lord, save us! We are about to die! 8:26 But 13  he said to them, “Why are you cowardly, you people of little faith?” Then he got up and rebuked 14  the winds and the sea, 15  and it was dead calm. 8:27 And the men 16  were amazed and said, 17 What sort of person is this? Even the winds and the sea obey him! 18 

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