Walking on Water
June 26, 2011 Speaker: Series: Summer Cruisin'
Topic: Bible Verses about Water Verse: Matthew 22:14–22:33
“Walking on Water”
Pastor Duane Cross | 06.26.2011
“Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, but the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it. During the fourth watch of the night Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. ‘It’s a ghost,’ they said, and cried out in fear. But Jesus immediately said to them: ‘Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.’ ‘Lord, if it’s you,’ Peter replied, ‘tell me to come to you on the water.’ ‘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!’ Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. ‘You of little faith,’ he said, ‘why did you doubt?’ And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down. Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, ‘Truly you are the Son of God.’” Matthew 14:22-33(NIV)
I. IF YOU WANT TO BE A WATER WALKER, YOU HAVE TO GET OUT OF THE BOAT.
“’Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid’”
II. IF YOU WANT TO BE A WATER WALKER, YOU HAVE TO TAKE A RISK. “Peter got down out of the boat and walked on the water to Jesus.” (Matthew 14:29)
III. IF YOU WANT TO BE A WATER WALKER, KEEP YOUR EYE ON JESUS.
IV. IF YOU WANT TO BE A WATER WALKER, WHEN YOU FALL, REACH OUT FOR JESUS.
“But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, ‘Lord, save me!’” (Matthew 14:30)
“Lord, save me!”
"Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.”