February 23, 2019 | The Common Thread, Part 7

Walking on Water

Are you an orderly person? Maybe you like everything to have a place. As believers in Jesus, the one place we have little control over is the messiness of faith. As we continue in our series, The Common Thread, we look at the story of Jesus and Peter as they walked on water. Most of us know the story. The disciples are on the boat and storm blows up on the Sea of Galilee. Jesus walks on water towards the boat but the disciples think He is a ghost. Jesus has to assure them of who He is to which Peter asks if he can come out to him. As Peter is walking on the water a wave comes up and he gets scared, takes his eyes off of Jesus, and starts sinking. Jesus catches him and says, “You of little faith, why did you doubt?” (Matthew 14:31).  

Peter walked out on the water in faith and trusting in God. But he got wet and almost sunk! Chris will share how our faith is messy and how that is okay! We’ll also see how Peter and Abraham are similar in their walks of faith.

If you’ve missed the previous episodes of this series, you can find them in our Archives.

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Apples of Gold: Read the Bible

While Zvi was with his wife at the hospital two Russian priests sat next to them. As they conversed, the priests bragged about all of their commentaries they rely on. Zvi only had his small Scriptures. As they talked about Jesus and true faith, and as many Russian immigrants in the waiting room listened, Zvi boldly explained the Gospel. Listen how the priests responded.

Zvi’s story is available in Elwood McQuaid’s book, “Zvi: The Miraculous Story of Triumph over the Holocaust,” available at our online store.

More stories from Zvi are also available in his book, “The Best of Zvi,” available at our online store.


Music

The Friends of Israel Today and Apples of Gold theme music was composed and performed by Jeremy Strong.

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