Following Jesus to the Cross (#2. Called to Step Out of Your Boat, Matt. 14:22-33)

Sermon Date: 
Mar 10 2019
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Sermon Outline / Reflection for Further Study

I. INTRODUCTION
a) Why is this Storm in My Life
b) Where is God When I Need Him

II. JESUS WALKS INTO THE MIDDLE OF YOUR STORM
a) Drawing towards Jesus
– faith that believes beyond seeing
b) Drowning in Doubt
– relying upon your abilities
c) Developing Spiritual Maturity
– learn to trust on the promises to overcome the problems

III. WHO IS THIS SON OF GOD?
The Great I AM
– Jesus relates Himself as God using Gods’ Covenant Name (YHWH, I AM)
– Jesus reveals His divine nature through His power over all things.
– Jesus receives worship as the Son of God.

IV. CONCLUSION – JESUS IN MY STORM
Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, offers His PEACE, moves in His POWERS, and, promises His PRESENCE. Therefore let your faith in Jesus cast away any fear.

GROWING DEEPER IN REFLECTION
1. What life-storm(s) are you going through?
2. What fears & doubts are you carrying during this time?
3. Read Psalm 46:1-3 slowly and deeply. From these verses and from today’s message,
what is God revealing to you and/or asking of you to do in your life-storm(s)?
4. What does “stepping out of the boat” look like as you hear the voice of Jesus and follow His ways?
5. Life-storms are typically unavoidable. What steps could you take today to prepare yourself?

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS AS WE FOLLOW JESUS TO THE CROSS
What do you not believe in who God is?
What is the truth in who God is and who you are?
What are God’s promises for you in your relationship with Jesus Christ?

Growing in Christ,
Pastor Trevor