Remaining Focused

Remaining Focused on the Right thing
Matthew 14:22-33

22 Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. 23 After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone, 24 and the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it.  25 Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. 26 When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear.  27 But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”  28 “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.”  29 “Come,” he said.  Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”  31 Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”  32 And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down. 33 Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”

Jesus SENT the disciples out into the STORM.

Jesus PRAYED for the disciples that He SENT.

Jesus WENT to where the disciples WERE.

Jesus CALMED the disciples’ MINDS.

Jesus TOLD Peter to COME to Him.

Peter FOCUSED on JESUS and stepped out in FAITH.

Peter LOST his TRUE FOCUS by letting the WORLD distract him.

Peter CALLED on JESUS to be his SAVIOR.

Jesus IMMEDIATELY helped his SERVANT Peter.

Jesus REMINDED them that with HIM all things are possible.

Jesus RECEIVED the PRAISE from the people.

From Your Pastor’s Heart,

Pastor G

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