Summary: The sermons that I have listed are 30 to 40 minute sermons. I have only listed the points and a couple of comments under each point of each sermon to give the preacher a remembrance which the Holy Spirit can lead on and speak through the man of God.
Peter fails, but Grace avails.
In these verses we see a beautiful word picture of Peter walking by faith and not by sight. Peter here is stepping out of his safe zone into the unknown. Every Christian is called to come out by faith and get busy doing what gift God has put in your heart. The sad thing about that is only a few will be brave enough to trust the Lord by faith and step out of their comfort zones to do His will and the ones that do will truly be blessed.
1. Jesus prays for His children V:23
First, it is a comforting thought to know that we have a praying savior who constantly intercedes for us. Jesus gives us so many important examples of prayer so we may know the importance of staying in touch with God.
2. Jesus is always there when we need Him. V:24-25
Second, we see that Jesus is always there when we need Him, he is just a prayer away. When we walk by faith and not by sight we are totally depending on Jesus. The circumstance doesn’t matter, nor does it change our walk of faith when we walk with the Lord every day.
3. Jesus encourages us. V:27
Third, we see we have a savior that encourages us in the midst of our storms. Jesus tells us to be of good cheer, and be not afraid. It’s great to know that God comforts us with “Fear not” 365 times in the Bible, which adds up to one “Fear not” every day of the year.
4. Jesus allows Peter permission to come. V:28-29
Fourth, notice Peter just didn’t jump out of the boat he asked Jesus for permission first. Many Christians today have fallen and have failed in their walk and their work for the Lord because they move without a word from the Lord. Here, Peter waited for that blessed word “come”.
5. Peter walks and fails. V:29-30
Fifth, we see Peter begins to sink when he takes his eyes off of Jesus. Peter was obedient, but he still failed because he wasn’t leaning on Jesus in his walk. This happened when he took his eyes off of Jesus and started concentrating on the storm. The devil still uses this method today by creating chaos in the church, home, job, school, and friends by creating a diversion where we will focus on the chaos instead of Jesus and our calling. In order for a child of God to walk by faith on water rough or still first we must have the divine Word from Jesus, and second, we must walk in His divine presence. We must have both divine Word, and divine presence if you are going to walk by faith through the storms of life.
6. Jesus displays exquisite grace.V:30-31
Sixth, we see a great example of divine grace exhibited by Jesus. When Peter yelled “Lord save me” Jesus stretched forth His hand and caught Peter and pulled Him back up, what a beautiful example of grace at work. When Peter was pulled up, he was in the presence of Jesus and was back on top of the water until they reached the boat. Christians today need to be more like Peter having a desire to follow Jesus, closely, and walk as He walked. Thank you Jesus for your unending grace because I use my grace up every day and when I wake up the next day Jesus has me another full bottle of grace so I can go my way, what a blessing we have in our Savior Christ Jesus. Please if you desire to share this message, please do so, God gave it to me to give to you. If you like receiving these timely messages that God is putting in my heart, then like us on FB. Have a bless week in the Lord and may God richly bless you my friends.