2 When The Waves Turn Rough Welcome To Pastor Garry Clark’s PowerPoint presentation from the August 19th sermon:When The Waves Turn RoughInformation on ordering a DVD copy of this sermon will be available at the end of this presentation
12 THE SCENEMatthew 14: And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and brake, and gave the loaves to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.20 And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full.21 And they that had eaten were about five thousand men, beside women and children.
13 THE SCENEMatthew 14: And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship, and to go before him unto the other side, while he sent the multitudes away.23 And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone.
14 THE STORMMatthew 14:24 But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary.
15 The storm came to the disciples because they were IN the Will of God, NOT because they were OUT of the Will of God...
17 Jesus purposely and deliberately directed them into the storm
18 They were better off in the storm, than on the shore
19 There Are Two Kinds Of Storms We Face As Christians Storms Of CORRECTION(Jonah Storms)DISCIPLINEJonah 1: Now the word of the LORD came unto Jonah the son of Amittai, saying,2 Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry against it; for their wickedness is come up before me.
20 There Are Two Kinds Of Storms We Face As Christians Storms Of CORRECTION(Jonah Storms)DISCIPLINEJonah 1: But Jonah rose up to flee unto Tarshish from the presence of the LORD, and went down to Joppa; and he found a ship going to Tarshish: so he paid the fare thereof, and went down into it, to go with them unto Tarshish from the presence of the LORD.
21 There Are Two Kinds Of Storms We Face As Christians Storms Of CORRECTION(Jonah Storms)DISCIPLINEJonah 1: But the LORD sent out a great wind into the sea, and there was a mighty tempest in the sea, so that the ship was like to be broken.
22 There Are Two Kinds Of Storms We Face As Christians Storms Of CORRECTION(Jonah Storms)DISCIPLINEStorms Of PERFECTION(Disciple Storms)GROWTH
23 Matthew 8:23-27 23 And when he was entered into a ship, his disciples followed him. 24 And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep.25 And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish
24 Matthew 8: And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.27 But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!Jesus Was In The Boat
32 Storms Can Mess With Your Mind Though... Matthew 14: And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea.26 And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear.
33 “It’s A Ghost!” They Cried Out In Fear Storms Can Mess With Your Mind Though...“It’s A Ghost!” They Cried Out In Fear
34 Storms Can Mess With Your Mind Though... Tossed by the wavesThe wind was contraryNow... They see a ghost!
35 DOESN’T THAT JUST SOUND LIKE US? This happened to me...That happened to me...Then our mind starts messing with us!(and we imagine or embellish the situation into something that didn’t or hasn’t happened)
37 What Did Jesus Say?Matthew 14:27 But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.
38 What Did Jesus Say? Be Of Good Cheer… “Take Courage” It Is I… “I’m Right Here”Don’t Be Afraid… “Don’t Fear”
39 “If It’s You, Command Me To Come To You On The Water” What Did Peter Say?Matthew 14:28 And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water.“If It’s You, Command Me To Come To You On The Water”
40 Then Jesus Said...Come!Matthew 14:29 And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.
41 Peter... Came Out Of The Boat Walked On The Water Was Going Toward Jesus
42 How can I get an “A” in this class? Walking On Water 101How can I get an “A” in this class?
43 Walking On Water 1011. Have An Attitude Of Faith Take Courage – Be Of Good Cheer2. Acknowledge God’s Presence With You It Is I – I’m Right Here3. Don’t Be Afraid Don’t Fear4. Take Action Come
44 Come Down (trust) Walk (obey) Go To Jesus (follow) Walking On Water 101Come Down (trust)Walk (obey)Go To Jesus (follow)
46 What Did Peter Say? He saw the wind and was afraid Matthew 14:30 But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.He saw the wind and was afraidHe began sinking and cried out “Lord Save Me!”
47 What Do You Do When You Become Weak? Matthew 14:31 And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?
48 What Do You Do When You Become Weak? Stop looking at the windCall on Jesus (early)Know He will hear you and help youKnow He will see you through your storm
49 What Do You Do When You Become Weak? Matthew 14:32 And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased.
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