The Big Point
Fear Get Out Of Here
Today we learned about a lot of silly fears. For example, Nomophobia: Fear of not having mobile phone access. Lutraphobia: Fear of otters, and Sesquipedalophobia: Fear of long words. But we also learned, "God didn't give us a spirit that makes us weak and fearful. He gave us a spirit that gives us power and love. It helps us control ourselves." (2 Timothy 1:7 NIRV).
One day Jesus told his disciples to sail to the other side of the sea of Galilee while Jesus went to a place where He could be alone to pray. A storm came upon the disciples while they were still crossing, and they saw Jesus walking by them on the water. At first they thought it was a ghost! But Jesus told them not to be afraid, and that it was actually Him. So Peter asked to come and walk on the water too, and Jesus told him to come out on the water. Peter stepped out of the boat and began walking on water towards Jesus! But when Peter heard the wind, saw the waves and took his eyes off of Jesus, he began to sink. Jesus caught him, and brought him back to the boat asking, "why did you doubt?"
There is a saying that the Bible tells us to not be afraid 365 times in the Bible. This is actually not true, it only says it 119 times. However, in order for something to be true and good, God only has to say it once. Let's trust God, and live our lives bravely knowing that God is with us!
1. Why did Peter start to sink?
2. What is the scariest thing you had to do and how did you get through it?
3. What are some ways that you can get fear out and trust in God when you start to feel scared about something?