1. Read the headings in Mark 6:45-56.

  2. Find the Sea of Galilee, Bethsaida, and Gennesaret on the map.

  3. Highlight verse 50 of chapter 6.

  4. Read Mark 6:45-56.

  5. Consider the following questions.

Why did Jesus send the disciples away without him? (6:45 - Mark 1:35 is one clue, and John 6:14-15 also provides a possible insight.)

Why did Jesus "intend to pass by them"? (6:48)

What three assurances does Jesus give to the terrified disciples?

  • Take __________,

  • It is __;

  • Do not be __________.  (6:50)

If you were in a very frightening situation, which of those three responses would help you most?

Compare this story of Jesus walking on the water with the story of his stilling the storm in Mark 4:35-41.  What similarities do you find? Have the disciples progressed any in their understanding of Jesus?