Bible Stories for Adults
Jesus Walks on Water
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Bible Words to Remember:
Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in Me. John 14:1
A Lesson for Jesus' Disciples (John 20:27-31)
Who did the followers of Jesus think He was?
Luke 24:19, 21
How did people who had looked to Jesus as the Messiah feel when He died?
Did the apostles share this feeling or did they trust in Jesus' promise to return?
How readily did they accept the fact that Jesus had risen as He had said?
What lesson had the apostles missed despite their years with Jesus?
How are we, 2000 years later, able to see Jesus as our Messiah?
Today's lesson, Jesus Walks on Water, shows both faith and doubt in action
A Year Earlier (Matthew 14:1-12; Mark 6:14-29)
What had happened about a year before Jesus was arrested?
How seriously did Herod want to have John killed?
How did Herodias get an opportunity to get revenge on John?
For what did the daughter ask?
Did Herod try to change her mind?
What did Herod think when he later heard of another prophet?
How did Herod react when he actually met this second prophet a year later?
Jesus Hears of John's Death (Matthew 14:12-13; Mark 6:31-32)
How quickly did news spread of John's death?
How did Jesus react to this sad news?
Did Jesus go off by Himself?
No Rest For the Weary (Matthew 14:14-16; Mark 6:33-36)
How relaxing was it for Jesus when they arrived at this solitary place?
How were the apostles able to allow their leader to be pushed beyond exhaustion?
How did Jesus respond to this opportunity to rest and mourn John's death?
Impromptu Catering Service (Matthew 14:17-21; Mark 6:37-44)
What did the apostles think of Jesus' command to feed this huge crowd?
How did Jesus show them that all it took was a little faith?
How large was this crowd?
Insights From John (John 6:1-13)
When did this happen?
Had Jesus known that He was going to do this miracle?
What kind of loaves were used and where did they come from?
What lesson was Jesus teaching that Paul later learned?
2 Corinthians 12:9-10
What other lesson did Jesus have that He explained to the same crowd the next day?
John 6:25-27, 30-35
What other food was given by Jesus to these followers?
Finally Some Rest (Matthew 14:22-23; Mark 6:45-46)
How were Jesus' tired disciples finally successful in getting away from the crowd?
Was Jesus able to get any kind of rest Himself?
Was there another reason Jesus went up on the mountain by Himself?
Why would Jesus resist this desire of the people?
"A Three Hour Cruise" (Mark 6:47-48)
After a tiring day, how relaxing was the 7 mile sailing trip across the lake?
Did this storm help Jesus beat them by land to the other side?
How relieved were the apostles when they saw Jesus coming to help them?
The Peace of God (Mark 6:49-50)
Which of the apostles saw this ghost and how did Jesus comfort them?
Does this remind you of another story that also showed the apostles' superstitious doubts?
What is significant about the way Jesus identified Himself in these two stories?
How did Jews respond when Jesus later made this statement in public?
Stepping Out in Faith (Matthew 14:28-31)
How did Peter reveal his eager faith when he realized it was Jesus and not a ghost?
Did Peter follow through in faith when Jesus gave him the command?
What happened the instant Peter turned his eyes from Jesus and focused on himself?
How did Jesus respond to Peter's cry for help?
O, Ye of Little Faith (Matthew 14:31)
Jesus says these words three other times. What were the circumstances then?
What message is Jesus giving in all four situations?
Two More Miracles (Matthew 14:32-33)
What third miracle happened in this story (after Jesus and Peter walking on the water)?
How did the apostles respond to these amazing miracles?
What fourth miracle then happened?
A Place of Rest (Matthew 11:28)
After an exhausting night, were Jesus and the apostles finally able to get some rest?
Where were the apostles able to find rest?
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