I Want To Get It!

I Want To Get It!

Text Verses: Matthew 14:22-33; Mark 6:48, 52

I. Opening comments…

A. Well, we’re back again together…so much has changed since last week yet many things are still the same…

B. I’ll be honest, I find myself a little frustrated at times…have you ever been frustrated?

C. There are a few frustrations in life, while rather trivial, that cause great consternation…

1. those puzzles that you have to manipulate a certain way for them to come apart…

2. missing the point of a movie…

3. telling a joke and then having to explain it…

4. Making a language mistake 

5. There are times when I just don’t get it!

D. On a more serious note, there are times in life, like we’re going through right now, where frustration can rise and we may just throw up our hands and say, “I don’t get it!”

1. An encouraging truth, we’re not the only ones…

2. Let’s read through Matthew 14:22-33

3. Explain how the disciples didn’t always get it…

4. Mark 6:52 – For they considered not the miracle of the loaves: for their heart was hardened.

5. Just like the disciples, we can miss out on a perspective that God is trying to convey to us…and I want to get it!

E. Our discussion for the next 2 weeks centers on the statement, “Lord, help me not to miss practical truth about YOU in the midst of my frustrations or lack of understanding.”

1.- (These are the general truths that need to be fleshed out throughout this passage)

– Christ wants us to know Him…

– Christ wants us to trust Him…

– Christ wants us to serve Him…

– Christ wants us to glorify Him…

2. Let’s stop and ask God to help us draw some truths about Him even in the midst of frustration and difficulty…

II. Truths about Christ and why they are important to us…

A. He compels us… (Mt. 14:22)

1. What it meant for the disciples…

  • The word constrained here means to compel…there was a necessary reason for urgency…
  • Why did Jesus send them away so quickly?
  • John 6:15-16 – (15) When Jesus therefore perceived that they would come and take him by force, to make him a king, he departed again into a mountain himself alone. (16) And when even was now come, his disciples went down unto the sea, (17) And entered into a ship, and went over the sea toward Capernaum. And it was now dark, and Jesus was not come to them.
  • Why was this a danger for His disciples?
  • Jesus knew what was best for them, and He knows what’s best for us.

2. What it means for us…

  • The Lord’s will for our lives is constant transformation…
  • He purposely and deliberately moves us into the positions we need to be in so that His will for us can be accomplished…
  • We have choices…obedience, questioning spirit, blatant disregard…

3. How does that look today?

  • God still has a plan for our personal spiritual growth in spite of the current national and political climate…
  • What form of compelling is God doing in our lives right now?
  • What can our storm look like?
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