Built to Last

Posted on 07 Dec 2018

Scripture: Matthew 14:22-29

by Pastor Brian Clater


On April 10, 1912, the Titanic set sail from England bound for New York City. The Trans-Atlantic voyage was relatively  smooth until the night of April 12, 1912 when something happened that caused the ship to sink in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.

In our text, Jesus constraints His disciples to board a boat on the Sea of Galilee and to have them row across the water to the other side. As they rowed, a storm blew in that threatened the lives of the disciples. Let’s examine these verses in their context to learn how we can still trust the Lord even when we find ourselves in trouble.

Main Point of the Message:

The Lord can bring you through your situation if you learn to wait on Him in your trial or test (See Isaiah 40:28-31).

Biblical Context:

Our text occurs after Jesus had fed 5000 people with a few fish and five barley loaves (Matthew 12:15-21). After this miracle, Jesus commands his disciples to enter into a ship and sail across the sea while He goes to the mountain to pray. While the disciples were sailing, the ship ran into a storm that threatened their lives.

But Jesus came to their rescue walking through the very trouble that was upsetting their journey. When one disciple saw Jesus, he asked if he could  walk with Him on the same trouble that they were all experiencing.

Key Question:

What should we do when we find ourselves in a storm?

Points of the Sermon:

1. Stay with the S_________

2. Seek the S_________

3. Share your S________ with others.

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