Living For Eternity

Message Notes

Luke 23:39-43 (NIV)
39 One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: “Aren’t you the Messiah? Save yourself and us!”
40 But the other criminal rebuked him. “Don’t you fear God,” he said, “since you are under the same sentence? 41 We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong.”
42 Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.”
43 Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.”

Heaven Is Real

Revelation 21:4 (NIV)
4 ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”

So How Do I Live?

1. What Did You Do For Jesus?

Matthew 7:21-23 (NIV)
21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.
22 Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’
23 Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’

2. What Did You Do With What You Had?

2 Corinthians 5:10 (NIV)
10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.

2 Corinthians 9:11 (NIV)
11 You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.

3. There Is More To This Life Than This Life

2 Corinthians 4:18 (NIV)
18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

Teach Us To Pray

Message Notes

Luke 11:1 (NIV)
1 One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.”

Matthew 6:6-15 (NIV)
6 But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father,who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
7 And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words.
8 Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.
9 “This, then, is how you should pray:
“‘Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
10 your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us today our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one.’
14 For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.
15 But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.

Prayer Is Private

Luke 5:16 (NIV)
16 But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.

Prayer Is Simple

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NIV)
16 Rejoice always,
17 pray continually,
18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

Prayer Is Powerful

Matthew 7:7 (NIV)
7 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.

What Should We Pray For?

1. God to be First In Our Lives

Matthew 6:33 (NIV)
33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

2. Heaven Come To Earth

Matthew 18:18-19 (NIV)
18 “Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be[a] bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.
19 “Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven.

3. Provision for the Vision

2 Corinthians 9:8 (NIV)
8 And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.

4. Clean Heart

Ephesians 4:26-27 (NIV)
26 “In your anger do not sin”[a]: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry,27 and do not give the devil a foothold.

5. Protection

1 Corinthians 10:13 (NIV)
13 No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.

With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

Message Notes

Part 1: Great power==>God’s resource

(Matthew 25:14-18 NIV) “Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his wealth to them.(15)To one he gave five bags of gold, to another two bags, and to another one bag, each according to his ability. Then he went on his journey.(16)The man who had received five bags of gold went at once and put his money to work and gained five bags more.(17)So also, the one with two bags of gold gained two more.(18)But the man who had received one bag went off, dug a hole in the ground and hid his master’s money.

1. “Remember, with great power comes great responsibility!” Uncle Ben in Spiderman

(v.15) ‘ability’
(Greek: dunamis” 121x in NT. 120x is translated ‘power’. one time ‘ability’ It means power, force, energy, capacity,)to dismiss or release from one’s presence.

– All of us have a different start. You’ve been given a great one!

– True wealth = health, finance, stability, education, opportunities = Options

2. “God’s work done in God’s way will never lack God’s supply.” Hudson Taylor

(Philippians 4:19 NIV) “And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.

(2 Corinthians 9:6-9 NLT) Remember this—a farmer who plants only a few seeds will get a small crop. But the one who plants generously will get a generous crop.(7)You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. “For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.” (8)And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others. (9)As the Scriptures say, “They share freely and give generously to the poor. Their good deeds will be remembered forever.”

Part 2: What you do with==>your desitiny

-This parable of ‘capacity’ parable… motivational when we know there’s a ‘payback’ system expected.

(Matthew 25:19-30 NIV) “After a long time the master of those servants returned and settled accounts with them.(20)The man who had received five bags of gold brought the other five. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘you entrusted me with five bags of gold. See, I have gained five more.’ (21)“His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’ (22)“The man with two bags of gold also came. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘you entrusted me with two bags of gold; see, I have gained two more.’ (23)“His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’ (24)“Then the man who had received one bag of gold came. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘I knew that you are a hard man, harvesting where you have not sown and gathering where you have not scattered seed. (25)So I was afraid and went out and hid your gold in the ground. See, here is what belongs to you.’ (26)“His master replied, ‘You wicked, lazy servant! So you knew that I harvest where I have not sown and gather where I have not scattered seed? (27)Well then, you should have put my money on deposit with the bankers, so that when I returned I would have received it back with interest. (28)“ ‘So take the bag of gold from him and give it to the one who has ten bags. (29)For whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them. (30)And throw that worthless servant outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’

3. Live for heaven’s applause and personal destiny. “Only one life, ’it will soon be past, Only what’s done for Christ will last.” ― C.T. Studd

(2Timothy 4:6-8 MSG) You take over. I’m about to die, my life an offering on God’s altar. This is the only race worth running. I’ve run hard right to the finish, believed all the way. All that’s left now is the shouting—God’s applause! Depend on it, he’s an honest judge. He’ll do right not only by me, but by everyone eager for his coming.

4. “Use it or lose it.” Henry Ford

Watoto – Signs & Wonders

Message Notes
God Word – God is moving right now
Key story – Watoto Orphans in Uganda
Application – Let’s be part of God’s family and church
Isaiah 8:18 (NASB)
18 Behold, I and the children whom the Lord has given me are for signs and wonders in Israel from the Lord of hosts, who dwells on Mount Zion.
The Church is God’s House
Ephesians 2:19 NIV
[19] Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household
In Jesus We Have A New Start
2 Corinthians 5:17  (NIV)
17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!
We Are Made On Purpose, For A Purpose
Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)
11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

 

Not Ashamed

Message Notes

Romans 1:14-17 (NIV)
14 I am obligated both to Greeks and non-Greeks, both to the wise and the foolish.
15 That is why I am so eager to preach the gospel also to you who are in Rome.
16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.
17 For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed—a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.”

The Gospel Has No Favorites

Romans 3:22-24 (NIV)
22 This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe.There is no difference between Jew and Gentile,
23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
24 and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.

The Gospel Has Power To Transform

Luke 8:27, 32-35, 38-39 (NIV)
27 When Jesus stepped ashore, he was met by a demon-possessed man from the town. For a long time this man had not worn clothes or lived in a house, but had lived in the tombs.

32 A large herd of pigs was feeding there on the hillside. The demons begged Jesus to let them go into the pigs, and he gave them permission.
33 When the demons came out of the man, they went into the pigs, and the herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake and was drowned.
34 When those tending the pigs saw what had happened, they ran off and reported this in the town and countryside,
35 and the people went out to see what had happened. When they came to Jesus, they found the man from whom the demons had gone out, sitting at Jesus’ feet, dressed and in his right mind; and they were afraid.

38 The man from whom the demons had gone out begged to go with him, but Jesus sent him away, saying,
39 “Return home and tell how much God has done for you.” So the man went away and told all over town how much Jesus had done for him.

The Gospel is the Good News About Jesus

Romans 5:6-8 (NIV)
6 You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly.
7 Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die.
8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Living Unashamed

1. Be “Eager” To Share Your Story

2. Don’t Get Tired In Disappointment

Galatians 6:9 (NIV)
9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

3.Live as an “Ambassador” for Christ

2 Corinthians 5:17, 20(NIV)
17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!

20 We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.

Don’t Touch That Monkey

Message Notes

Peter’s Question:
(Matthew 18:21-22 NIV)Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?” (22) Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.

My question: “Hey, What Is Forgiveness Anyway…?

-to dismiss or release from one’s presence. 
-let go
-to send away
-to give up 
-to release from legal and moral obligation 
-to move away from … = a separation from 

My definition: 
“Don’t touch that monkey” 
“release that monkey” 
‘‘let go of that monkey” 
“Decide now to separate from that monkey” 

Jesus’ story is our answer to ‘how’? 

(Matthew 18:23-24 NIV)
23 “Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants. 24 As he began the settlement, a man who owed him ten thousand bags of gold was brought to him.

1st guy – Released from 10,000 talents
(a talent = 90kg gold = $40,000) = 4,000,000 Yen 
(10,000 talents @ $40,000 = $100,000,000) = 10,000,000,000 Yen 

2nd guy – NOT released from 100 denarii 
(a denari is a workers pay = $100 ) 
100 denari @ $100 = $10,000 = 1,000,000 yen 

The master forgave a billion yen 
The one receiving that freedom would not forgive a million yen. 
He received in 1,000 thousand times more than what he was ready to release out.

“What a jerk!”
(Matthew 18:31-35 NIV) When the other servants saw what had happened, they were outraged and went and told their master everything that had happened. (32) “Then the master called the servant in. ‘You wicked servant,’ he said, ‘I canceled all that debt of yours because you begged me to. (33) Shouldn’t you have had mercy on your fellow servant just as I had on you?’ (34) In anger his master handed him over to the jailers to be tortured, until he should pay back all he owed. (35) “This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother or sister from your heart.”

Who is that jerk? …. me if I don’t release others.

(Colossians 2:13-14 NIV)When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, (14) having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross.

(1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NIV)Rejoice always, (17) pray continually, (18) give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

Lean In

Message Notes

Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV)
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

Trust God Whole-Heartedly

Jeremiah 29:11-13 (NLT)
11 For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
12 In those days when you pray, I will listen.
13 If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me.

Give Up to Go Up

Luke 9:23-24 (NLT)
23 Then he said to the crowd, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross daily, and follow me. 24 If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake, you will save it.

The Right Path Might Be Long – But It’s The Fastest Way

Matthew 7:13-14 (NLT)
13 “You can enter God’s Kingdom only through the narrow gate. The highway to hell is broad, and its gate is wide for the many who choose that way.
14 But the gateway to life is very narrow and the road is difficult, and only a few ever find it.

Proverbs 13:11 (NLT)
11 Wealth from get-rich-quick schemes quickly disappears;
wealth from hard work grows over time.

Jesus And The Rich Young Ruler

Mark 10:17-31 (NIV)
17 As Jesus started on his way, a man ran up to him and fell on his knees before him. “Good teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”
18 “Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered. “No one is good—except God alone.
19 You know the commandments: ’You shall not murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, you shall not defraud, honor your father and mother.’”
20 “Teacher,” he declared, “all these I have kept since I was a boy.”
21 Jesus looked at him and loved him. “One thing you lack,” he said. “Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven.Then come, follow me.”
22 At this the man’s face fell. He went away sad, because he had great wealth.
23 Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, “How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God!”
24 The disciples were amazed at his words. But Jesus said again, “Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God!
25 It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.”
26 The disciples were even more amazed, and said to each other, “Who then can be saved?”
27 Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.”
28 Then Peter spoke up, “We have left everything to follow you!”
29 “Truly I tell you,” Jesus replied, “no one who has left home or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for me and the gospel
30 will fail to receive a hundred times as much in this present age: homes, brothers, sisters, mothers, children and fields—along with persecutions—and in the age to come eternal life.
31 But many who are first will be last, and the last first.”

How Can We Lean Into Jesus?
1. Seek Jesus Above All Else
2. Be Prepared For The Storms of Life
3. Find Someone Who Can Look at You, Love You and Tell You What You Need To Hear

Praise Before The Breakthrough

Message Notes

God word – praise comes before the breakthrough

Story – Jericho walls (will summarize)

Application – Let our 1st response be to praise

Praise Before The Breakthrough

Joshua 6:1-20 NIV
[1] Now the gates of Jericho were securely barred because of the Israelites. No one went out and no one came in. [2] Then the Lord said to Joshua, “See, I have delivered Jericho into your hands, along with its king and its fighting men. [3] March around the city once with all the armed men. Do this for six days. [4] Have seven priests carry trumpets of rams’ horns in front of the ark. On the seventh day, march around the city seven times, with the priests blowing the trumpets. [5] When you hear them sound a long blast on the trumpets, have the whole army give a loud shout; then the wall of the city will collapse and the army will go up, everyone straight in.” [6] So Joshua son of Nun called the priests and said to them, “Take up the ark of the covenant of the Lord and have seven priests carry trumpets in front of it.” [7] And he ordered the army, “Advance ! March around the city, with an armed guard going ahead of the ark of the Lord.” [8] When Joshua had spoken to the people, the seven priests carrying the seven trumpets before the Lord went forward, blowing their trumpets, and the ark of the Lord’s covenant followed them. [9] The armed guard marched ahead of the priests who blew the trumpets, and the rear guard followed the ark. All this time the trumpets were sounding. [10] But Joshua had commanded the army, “Do not give a war cry, do not raise your voices, do not say a word until the day I tell you to shout. Then shout! ” [11] So he had the ark of the Lord carried around the city, circling it once. Then the army returned to camp and spent the night there. [12] Joshua got up early the next morning and the priests took up the ark of the Lord. [13] The seven priests carrying the seven trumpets went forward, marching before the ark of the Lord and blowing the trumpets. The armed men went ahead of them and the rear guard followed the ark of the Lord, while the trumpets kept sounding. [14] So on the second day they marched around the city once and returned to the camp. They did this for six days. [15] On the seventh day, they got up at daybreak and marched around the city seven times in the same manner, except that on that day they circled the city seven times. [16] The seventh time around, when the priests sounded the trumpet blast, Joshua commanded the army, “Shout! For the Lord has given you the city! [17] The city and all that is in it are to be devoted to the Lord. Only Rahab the prostitute and all who are with her in her house shall be spared, because she hid the spies we sent. [18] But keep away from the devoted things, so that you will not bring about your own destruction by taking any of them. Otherwise you will make the camp of Israel liable to destruction and bring trouble on it. [19] All the silver and gold and the articles of bronze and iron are sacred to the Lord and must go into his treasury.” [20] When the trumpets sounded, the army shouted, and at the sound of the trumpet, when the men gave a loud shout, the wall collapsed; so everyone charged straight in, and they took the city.

Praise Prepares the Heart

James 3:9-12 NIV
[9] With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness. [10] Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be. [11] Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring? [12] My brothers and sisters, can a fig tree bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Neither can a salt spring produce fresh water.

Praise is Faith Building

Hebrews 11:1 NIV
[1] Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.

Praise Is The Language of Heaven

Revelation 19:4-6 NIV
[4] The twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshiped God, who was seated on the throne. And they cried: “Amen, Hallelujah!” [5] Then a voice came from the throne, saying: “Praise our God, all you his servants, you who fear him, both great and small!” [6] Then I heard what sounded like a great multitude, like the roar of rushing waters and like loud peals of thunder, shouting: “Hallelujah! For our Lord God Almighty reigns.

So How Should We Praise God?

1.Praise Him Because He Is Good

Psalm 135:1-3 NIV
[1] Praise the Lord. Praise the name of the Lord; praise him, you servants of the Lord, [2] you who minister in the house of the Lord, in the courts of the house of our God. [3] Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good; sing praise to his name, for that is pleasant.

2.Praise Him Before and After The Victory

Judges 1:1-2 NLT
[1] After the death of Joshua, the Israelites asked the LORD, “Which tribe should go first to attack the Canaanites?” [2] The LORD answered, “Judah, for I have given them victory over the land.”

3.Praise Him For His Son

Ephesians 1:6-7 NLT
[6] So we praise God for the glorious grace he has poured out on us who belong to his dear Son. [7] He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins.

“I Want A Heart Like God’s Heart”

Message Notes

Acts 13:22 (NIV)
22 After removing Saul, he made David their king. God testified concerning him: ‘I have found David son of Jesse, a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to do.’

A Wrong Heart Will Keep You From God’s Plan
Jeremiah 29:13 (NIV)
13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

A Right Heart Will Be Blessed
Jeremiah 29:13 (NIV)
13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

Jesus Wants To Help Our Hearts

(Mark 4:1-9 NET) Again he began to teach by the lake. Such a large crowd gathered around him that he got into a boat on the lake and sat there while the whole crowd was on the shore by the lake. (2) He taught them many things in parables, and in his teaching said to them: (3) “Listen! A sower went out to sow. (4) And as he sowed, some seed fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured it. (5) Other seed fell on rocky ground where it did not have much soil. It sprang up at once because the soil was not deep. (6) When the sun came up it was scorched, and because it did not have sufficient root, it withered. (7) Other seed fell among the thorns, and they grew up and choked it, and it did not produce grain. (8) But other seed fell on good soil and produced grain, sprouting and growing; some yielded thirty times as much, some sixty, and some a hundred times.” (9) And he said, “Whoever has ears to hear had better listen!”

(Mark 4:13-20) NET) He said to them, “Don’t you understand this parable? Then how will you understand any parable? (14) The sower sows the word. (15) These are the ones on the path where the word is sown: Whenever they hear, immediately Satan comes and snatches the word that was sown in them. (16) These are the ones sown on rocky ground: As soon as they hear the word, they receive it with joy. (17) But they have no root in themselves and do not endure. Then, when trouble or persecution comes because of the word, immediately they fall away. (18) Others are the ones sown among thorns: They are those who hear the word, (19) but worldly cares, the seductiveness of wealth, and the desire for other things come in and choke the word, and it produces nothing. (20) But these are the ones sown on good soil: They hear the word and receive it and bear fruit, one thirty times as much, one sixty, and one a hundred.”

1.Heart gone hard

-I used to have that one

-What can change it?

John Maxwell “Change is inevitable”. 3 ways:

-Hurt enough to change

-Exposed to a new way of thinking (culture) long enough to change

-Learn enough to change

Key to change this heart = hunger for something more!

(Matthew 5:6 WE) God makes happy those who are hungry and thirsty for what is right and good. They will be filled.

2.Heart gone fearful

Key to change this heart = Holy Spirit power

(2 Timothy 1:7 NET) For God did not give us a Spirit of fear but of power and love and self-control.

(Isaiah 43:2 NET) When you pass through the waters, I am with you; when you pass through the streams, they will not overwhelm you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not harm you.

3.Heart gone crazy greedy (in a new season of life)

Key to change this heart = perspective of life and happiness

(Matthew 6:33 NIV) But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

4.Heart gone into growth, maturity, satisfaction, fruitfulness

“I want a heart like that!”

So key to heart care = Change thinking.

(Mark 1:15 ERV) He said, “The right time is now here. God’s kingdom is very near. Change your hearts and lives, and believe the Good News!”

A Storm In Life – What Are You Going To Do?

Message Notes

(Matthew 14:22-33 TPT) As soon as the people were fed, Jesus told his disciples to get into their boat and to go to the other side of the lake while he stayed behind to dismiss the people. (23) After the crowds dispersed, Jesus went up into the hills to pray. And as night fell he was there praying alone with God. (24) But the disciples, who were now in the middle of the lake, ran into trouble, for their boat was tossed about by the high winds and heavy seas. (25) At about four o’clock in the morning, Jesus came to them, walking on the waves! (26) When the disciples saw him walking on top of the water, they were terrified and screamed, “A ghost!” (27) Then Jesus said, “Be brave and don’t be afraid. I am here!” (28) Peter shouted out, “Lord, if it’s really you, then have me join you on the water!” (29) “Come and join me,” Jesus replied. So Peter stepped out onto the water and began to walk toward Jesus. (30) But when he realized how high the waves were, he became frightened and started to sink. “Save me, Lord!” he cried out. (31) Jesus immediately stretched out his hand and lifted him up and said, “What little faith you have! Why would you let doubt win?” (32) And the very moment they both stepped into the boat, the raging wind ceased. (33) Then all the disciples crouched down before him and worshiped Jesus. They said in adoration, “You are truly the Son of God!”
– Sent on ahead – next season

A storm in life: They are still together, but in trouble

(v.27) 3 words of Jesus:
1.Be Brave
(Matthew 9:22 NIV) Jesus turned and saw her. “Take heart, daughter,” he said, “your faith has healed you.” And the woman was healed at that moment.
‘tharseo’ —> tharsiete !!!
2.I am with you
(Matthew 28:18-20 NIV) Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. (19) Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, (20) and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

3.Don’t Be Afraid

(2 Timothy 1:7 NIV) For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.
‘Don’t have spirit of fear (phobia)”
Peter goes where no man has gone before …
(Matthew 14: 28-31 TPT) Peter shouted out, “Lord, if it’s really you, then have me join you on the water!” (29) “Come and join me,” Jesus replied. So Peter stepped out onto the water and began to walk toward Jesus. (30) But when he realized how high the waves were, he became frightened and started to sink. “Save me, Lord!” he cried out. (31) Jesus immediately stretched out his hand and lifted him up and said, “What little faith you have! Why would you let doubt win?”
Then they were at the other side of the storm:
(Matthew 14:32-33 TPT) And the very moment they both stepped into the boat, the raging wind ceased. (33) Then all the disciples crouched down before him and worshiped Jesus. They said in adoration, “You are truly the Son of God!”