Worship Service July 5, 2020

Sunday Worship Services:

Sanctuary & online - 9AM and Outside - 10:45

Jul. 05, 2020


Walking On Water

Matthew 14:22-33

32 When they got into the boat, the wind ceased. 33 And those in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”  (Matthew 14:32-33)

1.  Introduction

    a.  Before today's text, the story of the feeding of 5000. All ate and were ____________.

    b. Twelve baskets of ____________ were picked up.

2. Telling the story

    a.  Immediately, Jesus sends the disciples ________________________. 

    b.  Their boat was battered by _____________ and ____________ from land.  The ____________ was against them.

    c.  Early in the morning, Jesus is walking toward them ___________________.

    d.  Disciples are terrified. They think Jesus is a _______________.

    e.  Immediately, Jesus says "Take heart. _________________. Do not be afraid."

    f.  Peter asks Jesus to command him to come. Jesus says, “____________________.”

    g.  Peter sinks when he notices the strong ______________. 

    h.  Immediately, Jesus reaches out. The wind _______________. 

    i.  The response of the disciples is to _______________.

3.  To the disciples, the water meant _______________. 

    a. The disciples try to find the _______________ they need within themselves.  

    b.  Jesus comes to them in the midst of the _______________. 

    c. The disciples never _______________ Jesus to come to them in this way.

    d.  Jesus identifies himself as ______________. “It is I” (Greek: ego eimi—literally “I am”)

    e.  Peter ____________ Jesus by asking, "Lord, if it is you, tell me to come to you on the water."

4.  Conclusion

    a.  We have been floating in a _______________ boat.

    b.  God is leading us into a new _______________.

"Now proceed to cross the Jordan, you and all this people, into the land that I am giving to them, to the Israelites.  Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have given to you, as I promised to Moses." (Joshua 1:2b-3)

    c.  God is with us on this _______________, wherever it leads.

" I hereby command you: Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”  (Joshua 1:9)