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Walking on Troubled Water

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Walking on Troubled Water

  1. 1. Walking on Troubled Water Matthew 14:24-33
  2. 2. Introductory ThoughtsJesus had just finished his miraculous feeding of 5,000.How many times do we feel helpless, ready to drown in a sea of troubles and cares. Physically – Emotionally- SpirituallyAs we travel the sea of life we need Jesus.
  3. 3. Jesus Came to ThemHe came just when they needed Him.Jesus will come to us in the midst of troubles. Job 14:1 – Matthew 11:28-30 – 1 Peter 5:7
  4. 4. By Faith Peter Did the ImpossibleHe Stepped out on Faith. Philippians 4:13 – Matthew 17:20 – 1 John 5:4God Wants Us to Step out on Faith to Do His Will. Hebrews 11:6 – 2 Corinthians 5:7
  5. 5. Peter’s Faith WaveredWhen he took his eyes off of Jesus. Matthew 14:30We need to develop Paul’s attitude. Romans 8:31-39
  6. 6. As Peter’s Faith Wavered He Began to SinkWhen he took his eyes off of Jesus. Matthew 14:30Our problems seem to become overwhelming when we take our eyes off of Jesus. 2 Peter 2:20God has promised to help us. 1 John 5:4-5 – Philippians 4:13 – 1 Corinthians 10:13
  7. 7. Peter Cried for HelpHe recognized his need for help. Luke 18:13 – Psalm 69:1-2His failing was only temporary. 2 Corinthians 12:9He appealed to the right helper. Revelation 3:20 – Ephesians 1:7 – 1 John 1:9
  8. 8. Concluding ThoughtsA young man’s snorkeling trip could have beendisastrous.Likewise our life will end in disaster if our hope is not on the correct rock.The journey of Jay Rogers.To what are you anchored today?

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