Tue, 18 October 2011
Matthew 14:22-33 (NIV)
22 Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. 23 After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone, 24 and the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it. 25 Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. 26 When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear. 27 But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.” 28 “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.” 29 “Come,” he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!” 31 Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?” 32 And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down. 33 Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”
*Jesus was a man of prayer
*Furlong= one-eigth a mile
*Courage=The quality o mind or spirit tha enables a person to face difficulty, danger, or pain.
2.Make sure it is Jesus.
3.Learn to Live by faith not feelings.
4.Jesus will prove how amazing He is.
Tue, 11 October 2011
"Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for. By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God's command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visable."
*Expecancy means to be marked by eager anticipation
*Here's why we can be a church that operates with expectancy.
1. God is with us.
2. God goes before us
3. God reponds to those who live a life of faith
Thu, 6 October 2011
Four Keys To Running Well
#1. Stay on the PATH
#2. Give continual attention to your PACE
#3. PRIORAITIZE: spend your best on The Race
#4. PRESIST: be sure to finish strong
*1 Corinthians 9:24-27
A life-image for us all: 2 Timothy 4:7-8