Main Verse: you will be presented a set of “dog tags” in the worship rally!
Bonus Verses: each additional verse you memorize adds your name to a
drawing for a better chance at prizes at Friday worship rally (the
more verses you memorize - the better your chances to win a prize)!
“Make your ways known to me, Lord;
teach me your paths.”
… Psalms 25:4
Mon 6/5: Jesus is Holy
“Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
… Acts 2:21
Tue 6/6: Jesus is Trustworthy
“Do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be afraid, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you;
I will help you;
I will hold on to you with my righteous right hand.”
… Isaiah 41:10
All the disciples were in the boat and a storm was raging
Jesus appeared, walking on the water
The disciples were very afraid
Peter was the only disciple to step out and walk to Jesus
His faith waivered and he started to sink
Jesus rescued Peter
IN John’s account the boat was immediately transported to shore (another miracle)
Other places where this miracle was recorded
This passage recounts the event when Jesus walks on
water and Peter attempts to do the same but starts sinking. It begins
with Jesus sending his disciples ahead of him in a boat while he goes
up a mountain to pray. During the night, a storm arises, and Jesus
comes toward them, walking on the water.
This account is similar to the one in Matthew. It
describes Jesus walking on the water and his disciples’
reaction. Jesus gets into the boat with them, and the wind ceases.
This passage also tells the story of Jesus walking on
water after the feeding of the five thousand. The disciples get into a
boat and Jesus joins them by walking on the sea. They reach the other
side of the sea safely.
Peter was staying at the home of a Jewish man named Simon, which
was very unusual because of his profession as a Jew.
It’s worth noting that as a tanner, Simon had to be in contact with dead
animals, which was strictly forbidden for godly Jews.
Simon the tanner would have been considered unclean, and, therefore,
he had to live outside of town.
Pastor Gary said, “There are some things that we do because it’s simply
tradition. … Tradition would have taught Peter [that he should never go
near much less into the house of an unclean person! Peter didn’t seem
to be concerned with traditions that weren’t in the Scriptures.] There’s
a lot of traditions that we embrace, and we believe and that we think
are right, and they may not be biblical. [Peter was] going to have his
heart stretched [to] accept something or someone or a group of
people who up until this point, he would never have accepted.”
Peter and Cornelius
Peter rejected Cornelius’ “worshipful” greeting.
Peter shared a simple message about the life, death, and resurrection of
Everyone in Cornelius’ household heard, received, and believed the truth
about Jesus, and they were saved.
The Holy Spirit came in response to their faith in Jesus, and they were
baptized in the Spirit.