Beginning to Sink

Beginning to Sink

Join us in this powerful sermon as Pastor Rick leads us through a thought-provoking journey based on Matthew 14:22-33. This scripture takes us to the heart of faith, courage, and the challenges we face in our daily lives.

In this sermon, Pastor Rick delves into the story of Jesus walking on water, revealing the deeper meaning behind this iconic event. He reminds us of the importance of taking time for self-care, just as Jesus retreated to the mountain to pray. Pastor Rick emphasizes the need to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of life and find solace in prayer, regardless of our roles or professions. He shares personal anecdotes, including the struggles faced by clergy, and underlines the alarming rates of burnout and clergy suicide.

Drawing from the story of Peter’s brief walk on the water, Pastor Rick highlights the significance of fixing our gaze on Jesus amidst life’s storms. He explains how Peter began to sink when he shifted his focus from Jesus to the surrounding challenges, mirroring the struggles we all face. Pastor Rick encourages us to call out to Jesus in times of doubt and fear, reaffirming that Jesus is ever-ready to catch us and bring us back into the boat of safety and peace.

This sermon is a powerful reminder that storms are inevitable, but by keeping our eyes on Jesus and nurturing our spiritual well-being, we can navigate through life’s challenges with resilience and unwavering faith. Join us in exploring this meaningful scripture and discovering how we can find rest and courage even in the midst of life’s fiercest storms. 


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