Summary: Today we need to be willing to get out of the normal operating procedures and just step out on faith.
Intro: Many people have criticized, ridiculed, and
made fun of Peter for not being able
Keep his eyes off the waves and storm and
failing in his attempt to walk out to
Jesus. However, Peter is the only one that
was willing to get out of the boat on That
stormy night, and in turn it was Peter that
stood and spoke with power and Authority on
the day of Pentecost.
I. We must wait for the Lord to say “Come”
1. We must learn to discern between faith and
a. When my oldest son was young, he tended to
do some pretty foolish things. He once
jumped out of a second story window with a
garbage bag. When that failed instead of
listing to my voice of wisdom, he just
doubled the bag and tried again.
2. To many people today are floating around
like dust, changing directions with Every
change of the wind
II. We must get out the comfort zone
1. The boat was Peter’s security blanket
a. People today have a lot of comfort zones.
Their Job? A Relationship? Etc.
Example – There was a man that did a tight rope act
everyday at 3:00 everyday. One day A boy
asked him if he could really make the
journey across the rope. The tight rope
walker turned to his father and asked
him if he believed if he could do It. The
father said “yes, I have seen you do it
several times over the Past few years. The
tight rope walker then asked the father if
he Believed that he could do it pushing a
wheelbarrow. The father quickly Replied “I
have complete faith that you can do it, I
have Witnessed you doing it before”. To
that the tight rope walker told the Father
"then get in the wheelbarrow."
We need to learn to not just say we are
willing to step out on faith, but We must
put ourselves into God’s wheelbarrow of
life and just go.
2. Sometimes we have to quit worrying about what
people think and just jump ship
III. We have to understand that storms will rise
1. Just because we are Christians doesn’t mean
that life’s struggles will not touch us.
IV. Jesus will be there to help us
1. If we fail when we step out of the boat
Jesus will help us
Conclusion: What we need today are people who are willing to jump ship. To many today God would have to make them walk the plank at gunpoint to leave the boat. We have to be willing to go out on faith just like Peter. When we are willing to step out then God will step in and then great things will happen.