Does your faith need to be greater than your doubt? (Matthew 14:22-33)

Pastor Aaron Ude, August 13, 2017
Part of the Sunday Sermons series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

Does your faith need to be greater than your doubt? Wow, is that a loaded question. But both answers can be found in our text. Yes there are two answers because that is a rather vague question I asked which could be taken two ways. Why did Peter begin to sink? Because seeing the wind whipping up the sea, his doubt grow greater than his faith. So to not sink, yes Peter’s faith needed to be greater than his doubt. But here is the second question. Did Jesus let him drown because of his doubt, because of his weakness? No Jesus did not. Jesus saved him. (The sermon is available for download in pdf or can be watched by following the link to youtube. )

Tags: doubt, faith, feeding 5000, little faith, peter, walking on water

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Matthew 14:22-33

22And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship, and to go before him unto the other side, while he sent the multitudes away. 23And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone. 24But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary. 25And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea. 26And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear. 27But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid. 28And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. 29And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. 30But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. 31And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt? 32And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased. 33Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God. (KJV)

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