Matthew 14:22-36 Jesus walks on the water

Matt 14:22-36

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   Matthew 8:23-27.

       Leave with :

  1. FEAR :  Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!”


26 He replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?”


Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm.


27 The men were amazed and asked,

“What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!”


Matt 14

Context –

   JB – beheaed

   Jesus – feeds 5000

FEAR ( again! )

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.

FEAR ( again and again )

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.”

“ So what “ of this text….

  1. who is the hero ?
  2. Repeats / commonalities

             Rush to fear and doubt

   3 Good news


   4 Progress ?