Knowing God the Son, Pt 3

December 31, 2017
Passage: Matthew 14
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This week we finished the Jesus portion of our Back to the Basics sermon series. We discussed who He is, what He is and what He wants. The first thing we must always remember about God, whether it be the Father, the Son or the Holy Spirit, is that He is love. He has compassion. He ministers to the brokenhearted and the sick. For example, when Jesus heard that John the Baptist had been killed, he went away to be alone. But instead of being alone, multitudes followed Him. He could have turned them away, but He ministered to them and He fed thousands from five loaves of bread and two fish. All of His miracles and everything that He does flows from His love.

Jesus is a miracle worker. There is nothing in this world that is stronger than God. All of our problems are limited, but God is limitless. He commands all the elements — earth, water, air, fire. In Matthew 14, Jesus called Peter out onto the water with Him. Jesus was able to command the element of water to stand at attention while He walks on top of it and He gave Peter the opportunity to do the same. As long as Peter kept his eyes on Jesus, he maintained that command over the water. But when his focus shifted to the wind and the waves, he panicked and had to call out for Jesus to save him. People who look to their situations or to others to maintain their position will sink. Instead, let us have more faith in the One who is a water-walker instead of the waves. When people are struggling and crying out to God for help and relief, He responds by sending His people. He works through US. The church is God’s secret weapon in the world today. But without faith, we will never step out of the boat and onto the waves. One of the issues is that so many want the provision before they step out in faith. But the truth is that if God calls us out somewhere, He will provide what is needed.

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