by Jerry Vines

You Can Walk on Water
Jerry Vines
Matthew 14:22-33

When Jesus walked on the earth, He performed miracles. Acts 2, verse 22, says that Jesus Christ was a man approved of God among you by miracles and by wonders and by signs.

A miracle is a supernatural intervention of God into the natural course of things. When Jesus does a miracle, it is God doing what He chooses to do with His own creation.

As you study the miracles of the Lord Jesus, and there are over 30 of them recorded in the New Testament, you will discover that many of those miracles took place in and around the Sea of Galilee. In fact, you may recall that one time Jesus was using the ship of Simon Peter for a pulpit and was preaching the Word; and after He had preached the Word, He ordered a catch of fish.

The word got out at the Sea of Galilee that Jesus wanted some fish to come. The fish began to come from all directions. They came from Brim Boulevard and Catfish Corner and Lobster Lane. They came over the salty super slab and the fishy four lanes, and they had a traffic jam in the Sea of Galilee because Jesus had ordered a catch of fish. They learned on that occasion that Jesus is not only Land Lord but He is also Sea Lord.

Then there was the occasion when the Lord Jesus was down in the ship asleep. The Bible says that there came a storm on the sea. The winds got feisty and it scared the disciples out of their socks. They came down where Jesus was and they touched the Lord and said, "Master, carest thou not that we perish?"

I guess all of us have asked the Lord that a thousand times. We are going through a storm and we say, "Lord, don't You care that we perish?" We wonder sometimes if Jesus cares, but the hymn writer puts it quite well. "Oh, yes, He cares. I know He cares. His heart is touched with our grief."

Jesus Christ performed miracles in and around the Sea of Galilee.

The particular miracle we are going to study this evening is the miracle of ...

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