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Jun 17 Devotion: How to Know When You Are Sinking

How to Know When You Are Sinking

Matthew 14:22-32 – “22 And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship, and to go before him unto the other side, while he sent the multitudes away. 23 And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone. 24 But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary. 25 And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea. 26 And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear. 27 But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid. 28 And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. 29 And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. 31 And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt? 32 And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased.

Intro. – Read and think about this story.

Definition of Sinking:

A. To go to the bottom – to become engulfed

B. To become partly buried, fall to a lower place

I. You are sinking when the price of salvation doesn’t break your heart-

  1. 1. Person of the price

  2. 2. Paying of the price

  3. 3. Performance of the price

II. You are sinking when the Practice of sin doesn’t bother you.

  1. 1. Participation of sin

  2. 2. People in sin with you

  3. 3. Places doing sinning

III. You are sinking when the Powers of Satan don’t battle you.-

  1.    1. Over your dedication, determination, destiny

IV. You are sinking when the Plight of sinners doesn’t burden you.

  1.     1. Over the Place of punishment, the Permanence of Hell

Close – How to keep from sinking – Psalm 40:1-3

  1. 1. Recognize you are sinking – verse 30

  2.      2. Cry out to God – verse 30

-Bro. Mike Goodson

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