Jul. 05, 2020
Walking On Water
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)
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."
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)