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Summary: I. A Conscious Need. II. A Great Discovery. III. A Comforting Message IV. A Willing Reception V. An Immediate Result

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- Steadicam on a Sagway

- No matter what the action the camera is always steady

I. A Conscious Need.

Their condition was most painful.

v. 17 - "It was now dark”,

v.17 - Alone

v. 18 – Storm “A great wind that blew”

Darkness, Desertion, Danger.

- With Jesus darkness will vanish

John 8:12 (AV)

12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

- The tempest need not trouble us

John 16:33 (AV)

33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

- His wonderful all-comforting Presence is with us.

- Their sorrowful state resembles that of many now: in darkness, in danger, and Christless, but, worst of all, quite unconscious of their sad condition.

II. A Great Discovery.

- v. 17 ship could hold 15 men 26x7x4 Helmsmen & 4 rowers

v. 19 - 25-30 furlongs – 3-4 miles

- Which way was the wind blowing?

- Sea of Galilee 12½x 7½ miles

- v. 19 - “Jesus walking of the sea”

- v. 19 - In the midst of trouble “drawing near”

III. A Comforting Message.

(v. 20). "It is I, be not afraid"

- Fear at the top of emotions

- Jesus meets that fear

- It is I be not afraid

- It is I, be not afraid of the darkness, for I am the Light

- Be not afraid of death, for I am the Life

- Be not afraid of your sins, for I am thy Salvation

- Be not afraid of hell, or of judgment, for I am He who was dead and is alive again for evermore, and have the keys of death and hades.

- Be not afraid cast all your care upon Me

- These few words give the "Gospel of the grace of God. "

- This is the language of a conqueror.

IV. A Willing Reception.

(v. 21). "Then they willingly received Him into the ship "

- They gladly accepted His offer of Himself.

- At the moment of their greatest need He was there

- Imagine in their need they refuse Him

- This is what multitudes are doing every day.

- How we need to take the savior in

V. An Immediate Result.

(v. 21). "Immediately the ship was at the land whither they went"

- Grace work

-. Instantly saved from their dangerous position

- The desire of their hearts fully met

- A safe harbor

- Receiving Him gives deliverance and rest

- There is nothing too hard for Him.

- His purpose is to give salvation.

Titus 3:5 (AV)

5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;


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