Storms Part 2

July 10, 2018 in featured, Sermon Notes, Video

STORMS: Finding God In The Storms of Life Part 2

 

Matthew 14:22-33 22 Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. 23 After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone,24 and the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it.  

25 Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. 26 When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear.

27 But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”

28 “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.”

29 “Come,” he said.

Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus.30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”

31 Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”

32 And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down. 33 Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”

 

  1. PRAYER is the launchpad of the supernatural. Vs 23

 

  1. When obeying Jesus, we will often find ourselves BUFFETED by circumstances (note: this wasn’t God or the devil). Vs 24

 

  1. Many times when the Lord works, we don’t RECOGNIZE it and even find ourselves AFRAID of what He is doing.  Vs 26

 

  1. COURAGE is faith (the belief and action of trust) in the midst of circumstances we can’t control or understand. Vs 27

 

  1. At Jesus Word/command, the IMPOSSIBLE becomes POSSIBLE. Vs. 29

 

  1. Sometimes Jesus calls us into the storm to GROW/ TEACH us.

 

  1. Jesus’ command didn’t change the circumstance, it EMPOWERED the person. Vs 29-30

 

  1. When our attention and confidence are removed from God’s Word onto our situation, when we allow circumstances to define us we start to be OVERCOME. Vs 30

 

  1. God is FAITHFUL in our weakness and failure. Vs 31

 

  1. Jesus wasn’t ANGRY. Vs 31

 

  1. Fear, doubt, lack of/little faith, unbelief are synonymous and are faith in REVERSE. Vs. 30-31

 

  1. Jesus taught Peter to walk with Him IN the storm. Vs 31-32

 

  1. When the LESSON was over, the storm came to an END. Vs 32