Sunday, August 13, 2017

Jesus Walking on Water by Giovanni Tiepolo

Jesus Walking on Water by Giovanni Tiepolo

Lectionary Readings:  Psalm 85; Matthew 14: 22-33

Text:  “Peter answered him, ‘Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water’” Matthew 14:28

Sermon:  “Rock The Boat”

Synopsis:   The Gospel of Matthew was written when the early church faced a raging storm of persecution.  The early Church was like a boat being battered by waves of violence.  The story of Jesus walking on those troubled waters was intended to comfort and encourage followers to take heart and not be afraid.  Its message continues to provide reassurance to those looking for the courage and faith to rise above limitations and become the people God intends us to be.