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Jesus explains his parables and tells a few more—the farmer sowing, the lamp, the growing seed, the wheat and the weeds, the mustard seed, the yeast, the hidden treasure and the pearl: Matthew 13:10–23; Luke 8:9–18; Mark 4:21–29; Matthew 13:24–30; Mark 4:30–34; Matthew 13:31–52; Mark 4:35–41; Matthew 8:23–27; Luke 8:22–25

Casting out demons, healing people, teaching with authority: the disciples had seen (or heard) all of these. Then Jesus demonstrated His command of creation itself:

Mark 4:39 When Jesus woke up, he rebuked the wind and said to the waves, ‘Silence! Be still!’ Suddenly the wind stopped, and there was a great calm.

This was something the disciples had neither seen nor anticipated:

Mark 4:41 The disciples were absolutely terrified [or amazed, according to Matthew]. ‘Who is this man?’ they asked each other. ‘Even the wind and waves obey him!’

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