Who’s In The Boat With Me?
16 MAY 2021 | WSCS Weekend | TRADITIONAL SERVICE
Mrs Joyce Ewing-Chow
Scripture Passage: Matthew 14:25-28 (NIV)
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Summary | When you have Jesus in your boat you have everything.
Who God is – God is always good, His presence is everywhere, anytime. He provides with a Father’s love, leads, never tiring of us despite our failings, is promise-keeping, and has gone ahead to prepare for us to be with him.
Who we are meant to be – Imitators of God, beloved of Jesus who gave himself up for us, (Eph 5:1-2), therefore beloved children of God, joint heirs with Christ, genuinely Christlike, not an imitation. Our legitimate identity is solely in Christ.
God in our boat – When we place God in the right place in our lives, we need not fear. In the uncertainties of life, when storms and pandemics rage, know and believe that God is always in control; therefore, we need not live in fear. There is One greater than viruses, and while both are invisible to the naked eye, God’s bounty of love, His character, can be known intimately; therefore, we can be imitators, experience Jesus’ healing touch, have Him come to us, for He does not leave us forlorn nor alone.
Fruitful outcome – With God leading us forward each new day, we must seek recharge time alone with God, face to face, heart to heart, to serve with surrendered hearts blessing our generations down, and any others God places in our path, including praying for unconnected strangers to see their Saviour.
Let those who have ears hear. Hear a word of hope, of healing, of a challenge to move forward in courage. Church, arise to praise God with joyful abandonment and joyous giving!
(Sermon Notes by Kwun Pillai)
PONDER | REFLECTION QUESTIONS
1. How has the Holy Spirit spoken to you through the preaching of God’s word?
2. Do you have any questions? (or How would you summarise the message of this section or story?)
3. What are the implications for us through this message?
- What are the personal implications (for you)?
- What are the communal implications (for our gospel community)?
- What are the missional implications (for those we want to reach for Christ)?