10.20.15

Faith in Jesus

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Preaching on , Anthony Carter reminds the congregation that there are no extraordinary men and women of God, there are only those who determine to believe the word of God. Praise God that, “we might lose sight of Jesus, but Jesus never loses sight of us.” Used by permission of The Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Here’s a few quotes from the Sermon:

“We might lose sight of Jesus, but Jesus never loses sight of us.”

“A lot of racism and race conversations we are having today are rooted in ungodly fear.”

“Our faith does not satisfy the wrath of God on our behalf, Jesus satisfies the wrath of God.”

“Jesus saves those of little faith and those of great faith.”

“The good news is that though the amount of our faith may change, the one in whom our faith is placed—Jesus— does not change.”

“The climax of the story is not that Peter walked on water, but that Jesus saved him.”

22 Immediately he made the disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. 23 And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, 24 but the boat by this time was a long way from the land, beaten by the waves, for the wind was against them. 25 And in the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea. 26 But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, and said, “It is a ghost!” and they cried out in fear. 27 But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Take heart; it is I. Do not be afraid.”

28 And Peter answered him, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.” 29 He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord, save me.” 31 Jesus immediately reached out his hand and took hold of him, saying to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” 32 And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased. 33 And those in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.” (ESV)

Tony Carter
Tony Carter serves as the Lead Pastor of East Point Church. Tony is married to his beloved, Adriane Carter, and their marriage has bore the fruit of five wonderful children. Holler at him on Twitter: @eastpc

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