Week 36|Matthew 14:22-36
February 4, 2019
Before you open up your Bible and read, pray that God may reveal to you what His text says about Him. That you may grow to be more like Him and to remind you of what Jesus has done for you.
Then read Matthew 14:22-36
Comprehension (What does it say?)
1. What did Jesus do after he dismissed the disciples and the crowds? (Vs. 23)
2. We think that it is crazy to walk on calm water in general, but what else do we see about this water Jesus was walking on in verses 24-25?
3. In what state were the disciples in at this point? They are still in this boat from the start of the night to around 3:00 AM to 6:00 AM?
4. The Text says that many brought the sick so that Jesus would heal them. They were hopeful that even if they touched Jesus garment they would be made well. What does that mean to you? (vs. 34-36)
Interpretation (What does it mean?)
1. We see that when Jesus does appear to the disciples He does not address himself as Jesus, but says “Take heart; it is I”. This has similar traits to God saying that He is the great “I AM” that is mention in Exodus. Why do you think Jesus addressed Himself this way?
2. We see that Peter was able to walk on the water, but the storm made him doubt in God and he started to sink. How does this relate to life today?
3. The storm raged on for possibly nine hours and stopped when Jesus enter the boat. Jesus being God could of stopped this storm anytime? Why did he let the storm continue on? Read James 1:1-16.
Application (How should it change me?)
1. We see that Jesus found it extremely important to find time to pray to God. How often do you seek to find alone time with God?
2. Peter lost faith during the storm while walking with Jesus? Do you lose faith in who God is when life is a storm to you?
3. Sometimes these storms in life are trials or tests by God. Who, what, or where do you turn to when you are in the middle of a storm?
4. The sick sought everything to get close to Jesus that even a touch of his garment might heal them. How do you strive to be close to Jesus?
Thank God for saving you from the ultimate storm in your life which is sin. Thank God that when storms come into your life, Jesus is there to grab you by the hand and be there for you. Pray that God may give you the strength to fight the storms of life and that you may grow daily.
For Further Study:
Genesis 50:15-21, 1 Peter 4:12-19, 2 Corinthians 12:1-10