Notes for April 3

BRAVE – Brave to follow

4.03.16

Matthew 14:24–33 (NLT)
24 Meanwhile, the disciples were in trouble far away from land, for a strong wind had risen, and they were fighting heavy waves. 25 About three o’clock in the morning Jesus came toward them, walking on the water. 26 When the disciples saw him walking on the water, they were terrified. In their fear, they cried out, “It’s a ghost!”
27 But Jesus spoke to them at once. “Don’t be afraid,” he said. “Take courage. I am here!”
28 Then Peter called to him, “Lord, if it’s really you, tell me to come to you, walking on the water.”
29 “Yes, come,” Jesus said.
So Peter went over the side of the boat and walked on the water toward Jesus. 30 But when he saw the strong wind and the waves, he was terrified and began to sink. “Save me, Lord!” he shouted.
31 Jesus immediately reached out and grabbed him. “You have so little faith,” Jesus said. “Why did you doubt me?”
32 When they climbed back into the boat, the wind stopped. 33 Then the disciples worshiped him. “You really are the Son of God!” they exclaimed.

BIG IDEA: FOLLOWING JESUS TAKES BRAVERY.

Psalm 27:14 (NLT)
14 Wait patiently for the Lord.
Be brave and courageous.
Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.

THOUGHT 01: FOLLOWING TAKES PATIENCE

THOUGHT 02: FOLLOWING IS TRUSTING

Luke 9:23 (NLT)
23 Then he said to the crowd, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross daily, and follow me.

THOUGHT 03: FOLLOWING IS SELFLESS

ACTION STEP: Choose to follow Jesus.

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CHOOSE TO FOLLOW JESUS

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