Main point summary
Following Christ can be costly, even to the point of losing your life, but in and with Christ, against human reason, understanding and logic, we are marvelously secured, for 1) He will deliver us when we think we are left alone, 2) He will restore us, despite our doubt and sin, when we call upon Him, and 3) He will do and has accomplished what no other man in history could do or accomplish for He is authoritative over all creation.
f And when he got into the boat,
Christ said follow me, and left, and got in a boat
his disciples followed him.
(linking to verses 18-22) THE RESULT OF CHRIST'S CALL WAS THAT the disciples followed Him.
And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea,
BUT, even after the disciples followed him, a storm came
so that the boat was being swamped by the waves;
WITH THE RESULT that the boat was being tossed by a storm and by water
but g he was asleep.
SURPRISINGLY, Christ was sleeping through it!
And they went
AND they went over to him
and woke him,
THEN woke him up
h “Save us, Lord;
we are perishing.”
FOR we are perishing!
And he said to them,
ASTONISHINGLY, he responded saying
“Why are you i afraid,
WHY are you afraid?
j O you of little faith?”
IT IS BECAUSE you have little faith.
Then he rose
THEN he stood up
and k rebuked the winds and the sea,
THEN he spoke authority over nature
and l there was a great calm.
SUDDENLY, the sea became
And the men m marveled, saying,
THE RESULT OF CHRIST'S AUTHORITY was the marvel of the disciples, and they said,
“What sort of man is this,
WHO is this?
that even n winds and sea obey him?”
This amazing man commands nature itself.