Do you want to walk on water?

“PETER’S SINKING FEELING”

Below is the summary of a sermon given by Rev. Knox Jones at Sunday morning worship in Fahan Presbyterian Church.        
Matthew 14: 22 to 33 (Pew Bible page: 981),

FAITH FORSAKES THE COMFORTABLE.
     Want to walk on water?  
     Then get out of the boat,

FAITH FOCUSES ON JESUS.
     Want to walk on water?  
     Then focus your eyes on Jesus alone.

FAITH FALTERS WHEN WE FOCUS ON CIRCUMSTANCES.
     Want to walk on water?
     Then forget about the storms around.

CHALLENGE TO BELIEVERS
     When the next crisis come remember … Jesus is: 
              100% aware, 
              100% capable, 
              100% caring and 
              100% faithful. 

When we fail remember the words of Spurgeon …
          “To walk on water is not an essential characteristic of faith,
            but to pray when you begin to sink is.” 

Quote. "There is safety in the person and power of Christ"   Hampton Keathley

Click here for a PowerPoint summary of the talk.

 Below is Matthew 14: 22 to 33

Jesus Walks on the Water

 22Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. 23After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, 24but the boat was already a considerable distance[a] from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it.

 25During the fourth watch of the night Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. 26When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. "It's a ghost," they said, and cried out in fear.

 27But 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. 30But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, "Lord, save me!"

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

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

On R238 from Derry to Buncrana at Tooban, Burnfoot 

Fahan 

Co. Donegal 

Republic of Ireland F93 XY65