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After a busy day of teaching, when it came to evening Jesus spoke to his disciples, ’Let’s go over to the other side of Lake Galilee.’ – Slide 1
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Leaving the crowds behind they got into a boat and set off. – Slide 2
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The trip across the lake was around 13 miles (21 km) and would take them to the region of Gerasenes. – Slide 3
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The weather was calm when they set off and Jesus was very tired. He lay down to sleep on a cushion in the back of the boat. – Slide 4
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Galilee is surrounded by very high hills and strong winds can descend off these down into the lake causing violent storms. A furious squall suddenly blew up and big waves broke over the boat. – Slide 5
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Water flooded into the boat faster than they could bail it out. Although many on board were experienced fishermen they became very afraid. The boat was swamped and it wouldn’t be long before they would sink. – Slide 6
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Jesus was still fast asleep on a cushion in the rear of the boat. The disciples shook him awake. ‘Teacher, don’t you care if we drown!’ Jesus replied, ‘You of little faith, why are you so afraid.’ – Slide 7
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Jesus stood up in the violently rocking boat and gave orders to the wind and the waves, ‘Quiet! Be still!’ – Slide 8
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The wind died down and it was completely calm. ‘Why were you so afraid?’ Jesus asked his disciples. ‘Where is your faith?’ – Slide 9
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The disciples were terrified and amazed at the power of Jesus. ‘Who is this?’ they asked each other. ‘Even the wind and waves obey him!’ – Slide 10
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