Calming the Storm (8:22-25)
Healing A Demon-Possessed Man
Healing A Woman with Flow of
Blood, Raising Jairus’ Daughter (40-56)
Rebuked the wind, faith, afraid,
marveled, “Who can this be?” commands/obey, Son of the Most High God, fell
down/begged, seized with great fear, “tell what great things God has done for
you,” touched, immediately, “power going out from Me,” “Do not be afraid; only
1. Nature, demons, illness,
1. 1.He is the Creator and Lord of heaven and
earth (25b). 2. The disciples must learn to trust Him through faith even in
adverse situations (25a).
5b. They were seized with fear
(35,37). Like Simon Peter, who asked the Lord to depart from him (cf. 5:8), the
multitude were greatly afraid upon witnessing Christ’s supernatural power.
However, unlike Simon or the disciples (8:22-25), their fear did not lead them
to know Christ. Instead of rejoicing at the healing of the demon-possessed man
and coming to believe Jesus, they kept Him away, fearing that Jesus’ unusual
power may result in further damage.
6. Witnessing for the Lord does
not have to involve eloquent preaching. We can simply tell others about our
personal experience of God’s grace and power.
7a. Faith made the difference
8. Jesus made the woman identify
herself so that the woman may declare God’s power to the multitude for the
glory of God (47). Another possible reason is that Jesus wanted her to come
forward to meet Him and know Him face to face, and thereby receive His
blessings (48). Jesus is not only an impersonal source of great power. Anyone
who has experienced His power should furthermore come to a personal knowledge
of the Savior and declare His grace to others for God’s glory.
9a. 1. The delay as a result of
healing and speaking to the woman (43-48). 2. The report that his daughter had
died (49). 3. The ridicule of the people at Jesus’ promise (53).
9b. See verses 50 and 52.