Jesus and Moses: Walking on the Sea :: YouVersion Event
StoneBridge Community Church
Jesus and Moses: Walking on the Sea
Senior Pastor Jon Saur
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  • StoneBridge Community Church
    4832 Cochran St, Simi Valley, CA 93063, USA
    Saturday 5:00 PM, Saturday 5:01 PM

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Jesus and Moses

In this January series, StoneBridge will be exploring the similarities between Jesus and Moses in the Gospel of Matthew. Matthew goes out of his way to show how Jesus is similar to Moses and how Moses was similar to Jesus. These similarities help inform our understanding of God and God's character.

The Text In Context

This weekend's message and Bible passage focus on the similarities between Moses and Jesus. Taking a different perspective, this week's commentary focuses on the similarities between Jesus calming the storm, (Mt 8:23-27 ) and Peter walking on the water, (Mt 14:22-33). Taken all together, it's obvious this is a rich Biblical passage that continues to challenge and inspire believers for millennium.

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Sermon Outline

I. Intro - Jesus and Moses in Matthew 14

II. The crossing of the Red Sea
A. Pharaoh's attack
B. Moses leads Israelites to the Red Sea
C. Water represents chaos and destruction.
D. Israel trusts God by walking through the Sea.

III. Matthew 14
A. Attack of the Sea
B. Fear of the disciples
C. Peter is bold.
D. Peter sinks.

IV. What are the similarities between these stories?

V. What are the differences between these stories?

VI. What is trust?

VII. Trusting God is for our benefit, not God's.

VIII. God is faithful, regardless of how much or how little we trust.
GROWTH GROUP / PERSONAL REFLECTION QUESTIONS

1. What makes it easier for you to trust someone?

2. What makes it difficult for you to trust someone?

3. What has made it easier for you to trust God? What has made it more difficult for you to trust God?

4. Is your level of trust in God more like the Israelites walking through the Red Sea or Peter walking on the Sea? Why?
NEXT STEPS

1. Make a list of people you trust in your life.

2. Note the characteristics and qualities that have led you to trust them, as well as the experiences you've had that revealed those qualities.

3. Make a list of the experiences you've had that have either weakened or strengthened your trust in God.

4. Pray that God would strengthen your trust.

Starting in February, StoneBridge will be launching a new series called Fulfilled. Fulfilled will insightfully journey through the Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount in the Gospel of Matthew. Whether in-person or by Zoom, join a growth group to deepen your sense of community and participation in this message series. Use the link below to join a Growth Group today!

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