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Walking on Water (4 of 6)
Series: Signs - The Miracles of Jesus
John 6:16-21 with Matthew 14:28-33
We're taking six weeks to look at the miracles of Jesus as they're recorded in the Gospel of John. This is week number four, and the miracle is recorded in John 6, beginning in verse 16. So here's what happened:
16 When evening came, his disciples went down to the lake, 17 where they got into a boat and set off across the lake for Capernaum. By now it was dark, and Jesus had not yet joined them. 18 A strong wind was blowing and the waters grew rough. 19 When they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus approaching the boat, walking on the water; and they were frightened. 20 But he said to them, ''It is I; don't be afraid.'' 21 Then they were willing to take him into the boat, and immediately the boat reached the shore where they were heading.
22 The next day the crowd that had stayed on the opposite shore of the lake realized that only one boat had been there, and that Jesus had not entered it with his disciples, but that they had gone away alone. 23 Then some boats from Tiberias landed near the place where the people had eaten the bread after the Lord had given thanks. 24 Once the crowd realized that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they got into the boats and went to Capernaum in search of Jesus.
So that was the event, and I'm going to approach this with a very simple outline: What Jesus Did; What it Says about Him; and Why it Matters for Us. Okay? What Jesus Did, What is Says about Him, and Why it Matters for Us.
So the first point will be the shortest one: What Jesus Did. This event followed right on the heels of the miracle we talked about last week-the feeding of the 5,000. So after the crowd had gone away, it was evening, and remember-they were in kind of a remote location, and they had gotten there by boat. So Jesus decided to stay behind, while the disciples went back down to the shore; they got into th ...
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