Presentation on theme: "Archa. FOLLOWING JESUS follow If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. (Luke 8:23)"— Presentation transcript:
If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. (Luke 8:23)
Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. (Hebrews 11:1)
God Others Fill up with the Holy Spirit and...
Jesus Walks on Water (Matthew 14:22-34) 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.
Deep Dive 1.Jesus just fed 5,000+ people with 5 loaves of bread and a couple of fish. What do you think Peter and the other disciples where thinking? 2.What do Jesus actions show?
Jesus Walks on Water (Matthew 14:22-34) 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. Its a ghost, they said, and cried out in fear. But Jesus immediately said to them: Take courage! It is I. Dont be afraid.
Deep Dive 1.How did Peter and the disciples react when Jesus came walking out to them? Why? 2.What do Jesus words and actions show?
Jesus Walks on Water (Matthew 14:22-34) Lord, if its you, Peter replied, tell me to come to you on the water. Come, he said.
Deep Dive 1.Why do you think Peter said what he said? 2.Why do you think Jesus said what he said?
Jesus Walks on Water (Matthew 14:22-34) Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, Lord, save me! Jesus immediately reached out his hand and caught him. You of little faith, he said, why did you doubt?
Deep Dive 1.What emotions do you think Peter experienced while walking, sinking and being saved? 2.When Jesus asked, Why did you doubt?, what reasons might Peter have given for his lack of faith?
Jesus Walks on Water (Matthew 14:22-34) 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.
Application 1.In what ways do we walk by sight and not by faith like Peter did here? 2.What things tend to overwhelm our ability to trust Jesus 100%? What should we do about em?