4 x 6 Plan | Read: Matthew 14:22-36 & Romans 12:9-21

But when he saw the strong wind and the waves, he was terrified and began to sink. “Save me, Lord!” he shouted. Jesus immediately reached out and grabbed him.(Matthew 14:30-31) 

Have you ever found yourself in the midst of a storm, feeling overwhelmed and afraid? Life can be filled with unexpected challenges and uncertainties that toss us about like waves in the sea. In Matthew 14:22-36, we read about Jesus walking on water and Peter’s bold attempt to join Him. This story reminds us that even in the midst of life’s storms, Jesus is present and offers us His unshakable grace and peace.

Just like Peter, we often face moments of doubt and fear. We may question our abilities, doubt God’s faithfulness, and feel overwhelmed by the circumstances around us. But the good news is that Jesus is always there, inviting us to step out in faith and experience His miraculous power. In the midst of life’s storms, His grace empowers us to do the impossible and walk on water. When Peter stepped out of the boat, he began to sink as he focused on the storm instead of Jesus. Yet, even in his moment of doubt, Jesus reached out His hand and rescued him. This shows us that our failures and doubts do not disqualify us from receiving God’s grace. His love is greater than our weaknesses, and His grace is always available to lift us up and restore us. 

The “Great” News of the Gospel | Romans 12:9-21

In Romans 12:9-21, we are given a beautiful picture of what it means to live out the gospel in our daily lives. It’s a call to love genuinely, bless others, and overcome evil with good. This passage reminds us that the gospel is not just a set of beliefs, but a transformative power that empowers us to love unconditionally and extend grace to those around us.  BLESS is as simple as taking time to Listen to someone’s story, Eating with others, Serving with words, actions or gifts or Spreading Good News wherever you are.  

Action Steps 

Bible: What is God showing me?  What am I going to do about it? 

Bless: Serve one person through word, action, or gift today.