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Getting out of the boat

Lugarno Peakhurst Uniting Church http://lpuc.org.au

Welcome to Lugarno Peakhurst Uniting Church on the tenth Sunday after Pentecost, 9th August 2020. 

Today’s gospel reading from Matthew 14:22-33, the story of Jesus walks on the water, is fascinating.  However, we need to know clearly that the point of the story is not that we can walk on water or do other nature-defying actions if we only believe in God, or if we believe strongly enough that we can.  In the story, Jesus had invited Peter to walk on water.  The point is that we can do whatever Jesus commands or invites us to do – even deeds that look dangerous and hard.  The key is trust.  Jesus insists that we, like Peter, can trust God to give us the power to do whatever He asks.