SERIES – Questions Jesus Asked
Matthew 14:22-32 NIV
22 Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side,
while he dismissed the crowd.
23 After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. When evening
came, he was there alone,
24 but the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the
wind was against it.
25 During the fourth watch of the night Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake.
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
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
32 And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down.
The word doubt is built from the word double.
To doubt is to have two conflicting thoughts or emotions.
2 Corinthians 1:8-11 TLB – 8 I think you ought to know, dear brothers, about the hard time we went
through in Asia. We were really crushed and overwhelmed, and feared we would never live through
it. 9 We felt we were doomed to die and saw how powerless we were to help ourselves; but that was
good, for then we put everything into the hands of God, who alone could save us, for he can even
raise the dead. 10 And he did help us and saved us from a terrible death; yes, and we expect him to
do it again and again. 11 But you must help us too by praying for us. For much thanks and praise will
go to God from you who see his wonderful answers to your prayers for our safety!
When life is unmanageable, we must learn to depend on God.
Jesus allows storms and stills storms
A. Storms of correction
B. Storms of perfection
The important lesson is….
God places many of His blessings outside our comfort zone, then asks us to come and get them.
If you want something you’ve never had before, you must be willing to do something you’ve never