Lord, If It Is You! (Matthew 14:22-33)

Lord If It Is You Matthew 14:22-33

Matthew 14:22-33

I. Peter’s faith was fixed on Christ (Matthew 14:28-29)

    A. Peter could do the impossible because of his absolute faith in Christ
    B. Peter not only believed that he could do it, he did do it!

II. Doubts and distractions (Matthew 14:30-31)

    A. Panic set in
    B. “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?”
    C. “The just shall live by faith” (Habakkuk 2:4; Romans 1:17; Galatians 3:11; Hebrews 10:38)
    D. Faith purifies us (Acts 15:9), allows us to receive remission of sins (Acts 10:43), justifies us (Romans 3:28), sanctifies us (Acts 26:18), gives us peace with God (Romans 5:1), saves us (1 Peter 1:9), gives us the victory that overcomes the world (1 John 5:4)
    E. “Without faith, it is impossible…” (Hebrews 11:6)

III. The power of a godly, Biblically-based faith

    A. Faith is powerful, not because we are great believers, but because we believe in a great God
    B. Don’t be robbed of all risk and adventure (Hebrews 11:8)
    C. Faith is absolute surrender to Christ (Philippians 1:21; 4:13; Galatians 2:20)
    D. The Christian life is an exchanged life (1 Peter 1:5; 2 Tim 1:7; Mark 9:24)

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