Step Out of the Boat, Part 4

Biblical stewardship involves our relationship with God, the Creator & Sustainer of the universe, as He reveals Himself to us and our obedience to God’s commands as He desires to reveal Himself through us to the world. Right now, some of you are thinking, “What in the world does Peter walking on water have to with Biblical stewardship?” My answer? Everything? Have you ever wondered why Peter walked on water? Well, we’re going to get closer to answering that question this morning.

First, allow me to remind you of what it means to walk on water. Walking on water is doing that which, in our own power or ability, we could not or would not otherwise do.

“If the Holy Spirit was withdrawn from the church today, 95 percent of what we do would go on and no one would know the difference. If the Holy Spirit had been withdrawn from the New Testament church, 95 percent of what they did would stop, and everybody would know the difference.” – Dr. A. W. Tozer

We don’t have time to do this but just a quick reading of the book of Acts would prove this. However, allow me to illustrate Tozer’s point with this:

“Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him.” Acts 12:5

“And, behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him, and a light shined in the prison: and he smote Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise up quickly. And his chains fell off from his hands.” Acts 12:7

Message preached on Sunday morning, February 1, 2015 by Pastor Joseph Campbell. Click here for Pastor Campbell’s sermon notes.

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