Sermon Discussion - His Authority Over the Abyss

Michelle Leichty and David Henderson discuss his sermon from Sunday, March 10, His Authority Over the Abyss, part of the Be Astonished sermon series. David preached from Mark 6:45-52.


Resources mentioned:

The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament by Craig S. Keener

The IVP Bible Background Commentary: Old Testament 

Dictionary of Biblical Imagery by Leland Ryken - teaching of Ray Vander Laan


Join the discussion! Comment below.


Mark 6:45-52


45 Immediately Jesus made his disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to Bethsaida, while he dismissed the crowd.

46 After leaving them, he went up on a mountainside to pray.


47 Later that night, the boat was in the middle of the lake, and he was alone on land.

48 He saw the disciples straining at the oars, because the wind was against them. Shortly before dawn he went out to them, walking on the lake. He was about to pass by them,

49 but when they saw him walking on the lake, they thought he was a ghost. They cried out,

50 because they all saw him and were terrified.


Immediately he spoke to them and said, “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”

51 Then he climbed into the boat with them, and the wind died down. They were completely amazed,

52 for they had not understood about the loaves; their hearts were hardened.