What Does Walking on Water Mean? – CRC Sunday Sermon

April 7, 2019

Responsive Reading
Psalm 47 (Trinity Hymnal #803)

Clap your hands, all you nations; shout to God with cries of joy.
How awesome is the Lord Most High,
the great King over all the earth!
He subdued nations under us, peoples under our feet.

He chose our inheritance for us,
the pride of Jacob, whom he loved.
God has ascended amid shouts of joy,

the Lord amid the sounding of trumpets.
Sing praises to God, sing praises;
sing praises to our King, sing praises.
For God is the King of all the earth;

sing to him a psalm of praise.
God reigns over the nations;
God is seated on his holy throne.
The nobles of the nations assemble as

the people of the God of Abraham,
for the kings of the earth belong to God;
he is greatly exalted.

Opening Hymn
Psalm 47 (Psalter #47A)

Focus this Week: Ann Reeher

Congregational Hymns
In Christ Alone (CRC #64)

Meekness and Majesty (CRC #44)
Meekness and majesty manhood and deity
In perfect harmony the Man who is God
Lord of eternity dwells in humanity
Kneels in humility and washes our feet
O what a mystery meekness and majesty
Bow down and worship for this is your God
This is your God
Father’s pure radiance perfect in innocence
Yet learns obedience to death on a cross
Suffering to give us life
Conquering through sacrifice
And as they crucify prays Father forgive
O what a mystery meekness and majesty
Bow down and worship for this is your God
This is your God

Offering Hymn
The Precious Blood (Hymns Modern and Ancient #116)

Scripture Reading
Psalm 107

The Lord’s Table
Christ Our Righteousness

Preaching the Word
What Does Walking on Water Mean?
(link to PDF and video at sermon audio)
(YouTube link)

Closing Hymn
O Worship the King

(links to recordings of hymns and the sermon are in blue font)

One thought on “What Does Walking on Water Mean? – CRC Sunday Sermon

  1. Thank you Pastor. This sermon is very helpful and applicable to abuse victims/survivors. We often feel overwhelmed by the heavy weight of the evil being done or that was done to us in the past. It’s never really in the past. The intrusive, unwanted thoughts and memories (PTSD) have us feeling like we are going under. We feel we are “sinking”, as Peter was when he took his eyes off Jesus and his faith and focus faltered for a moment. The enemy wants us to feel that we are drowning. Hopeless. Defeated.

    But if we keep returning our focus to Jesus, our rescuer, and keep crying out to Him, “Save me, Lord, I’m sinking!”, He will do as He did with Peter. Gently outstretch His hand and pull us up to safety.

    It’s hard to go through the emotional roller coaster of PTSD, which most every victim will experience. The abuse “recordings” play over and over-uninvited-in our minds, tormenting us even long after we leave our abusers.

    But we can know that no matter how many times we have to do this, over and over, all day and night if need be, Jesus will come to us and rescue us each and every time we call out to Him.

    That’s the kind of Savior we serve!

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