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Loving People to Life #3

Matthew 14:32-33 (NET Bible)

When they (Jesus & Peter) went up into the boat, the wind ceased. 33 Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”


Major Takeaway:

Honest doubt is better than phony faith.

Matthew 3:13-14 (NLT)

Then Jesus went from Galilee to the Jordan River to be baptized by John. 14 But John tried to talk him out of it. “I am the one who needs to be baptized by you,” he said, “so why are you coming to me?”


Matthew 11:2-3 (NLT)

John the Baptist, who was in prison, heard about all the things the Messiah was doing. So he sent his disciples to ask Jesus, 3 “Are you the Messiah we’ve been expecting, or should we keep looking for someone else?”

Matthew 14:15 NLT

That evening the disciples came to him and said, "This is a remote place, and it's already getting late (is). Send the crowds away (should) so they can go to the villages and buy food (can) for themselves."

Matthew 14:32-33 (NET Bible)

When they (Jesus & Peter) went up into the boat, the wind ceased. 33 Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”


John 6:19-21 (NLT)

They had rowed three or four miles when suddenly they saw Jesus walking on the water toward the boat. They were terrified, 20 but he called out to them, “Don’t be afraid. I am here!” 

21 Then they were eager to let him in the boat, and immediately they arrived at their destination!

Matthew 16:16-18 NLT

Simon Peter answered, "You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God." 


17 Jesus replied, "You are blessed, Simon son of John, because my Father in heaven has revealed this to you. You did not learn this from any human being. 


18 Now I say to you that you are Peter (which means 'rock'), and upon this rock I will build my church, and all the powers of hell will not conquer it.



1 Peter 1:22-23 NLT

You were cleansed from your sins when you obeyed the truth, so now you must show sincere love to each other as brothers and sisters. Love each other deeply with all your heart. 23 For you have been born again, but not to a life that will quickly end. Your new life will last forever because it comes from the eternal, living word of God.