Get out of the boat and keep your eyes on Me.

If You Want to Walk on Water, You've Got to Get Out of the Boat


Bill Burnett sermon on Get Out Of The Boat - SermonCentral

I love that Jesus doesn’t criticize him for getting out of boat, for taking those initial steps on the water, or even wanting to have that proof, that it was really Jesus there on the water. He does draw Peter’s attention in the form of correcting him of the fact that he knew Jesus was right there, that Jesus has already shown that he is capable, heck just that day Jesus had fed 5,000 people on 5 loaves of bread and 2 fish all of which came after Him healing the sick. Yet Peter removed his eyes from Jesus, he showed little faith. He allowed his fear to be bigger than his faith. Faith comes at a great cost, it comes at the expense of being willing to get out of the boat. To try again and again, to chase after Jesus in ways that others will believe you to be crazy.

How is your relationship with Jesus? Is He your Savior? Is He your Lord? Is He your friend that sticks closer than a brother? All of us in this room could identify the President of the United States, but if he were to walk through the door, would he know you? That's the kind of relationship we must have with Jesus before we can even think about getting out of the boat. One where we know Him, and He knows us.

Sermon by Anne Robertson ~ Get Out Of the Boat

Jesus beckons us “Come!” Get out of the boat. Step out of your comfort zone. For Peter the boat was his comfort zone. It was what he knew. Even in the worst situations when they fished all night and caught nothing there was still uncertain security. 
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Sometimes you ask “Lord, is that you?” He says “Come”. Ignore the wind, the waves and keep your eyes on the Master of the wind and the waves and “Get Out Of The Boat”!
Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”
Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?” Matthew 14: 29-31


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Steve Hill: Get Out of the Boat — Charisma News

The first thing that must happen to get out of the boat is that our disillusionment must be dispelled. Have you ever noticed that we make the problems of life worse in our head than they really are? As humans we are masters at creating terrible events in our minds and worrying ourselves to death.

Pastor Eric concluded his sermon series, entitled “Footsteps: What It Really Means to Follow Jesus.” We invite you to watch and/or listen to this ninth and final lesson in this series, “It’s Time to Get Out of the Boat.”