• Leslie Chalupny

Week 7: Day 4 - Wednesday (February 13, 2019)

1) Read Matthew 14: 22-36

Walking on the water

22Right then, Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go ahead to the other side of the lake while he dismissed the crowds. 23When he sent them away, he went up onto a mountain by himself to pray. Evening came and he was alone. 24Meanwhile, the boat, fighting a strong headwind, was being battered by the waves and was already far away from land. 25Very early in the morning he came to his disciples, walking on the lake. 26When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified and said, "It’s a ghost!" They were so frightened they screamed.

27Just then Jesus spoke to them, "Be encouraged! It’s me. Don’t be afraid."

28Peter replied, "Lord, if it’s you, order me to come to you on the water."

29And Jesus said, "Come."

Then Peter got out of the boat and was walking on the water toward Jesus. 30But when Peter saw the strong wind, he became frightened. As he began to sink, he shouted, "Lord, rescue me!"

31Jesus immediately reached out and grabbed him, saying, "You man of weak faith! Why did you begin to have doubts?" 32When they got into the boat, the wind settled down.

33Then those in the boat worshipped Jesus and said, "You must be God’s Son!"

Healing the sick

34When they had crossed the lake, they landed at Gennesaret. 35When the people who lived in that place recognized him, they sent word throughout that whole region, and they brought to him everyone who was sick. 36Then they begged him that they might just touch the edge of his clothes. Everyone who touched him was cured.

2) What is God saying to you today? What stuck out to you today in your reading? Other questions/comments?

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