Follow along in this series as we learn about:
Evangelism: to invite others and tell them about Jesus;
Compassion: to be a friends to others, caring for them and bringing hope and help; and
Peacemaking: to be a peacemaker and showing others how to live in peace or be peacemakers too.
New International Version (NIV)
Jesus Walks on the Water
22 Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. 23 After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone, 24 and the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it.
25 Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. 26 When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear.
27 But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”
28 “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.”
29 “Come,” he said.
Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”
31 Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”
32 And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down.
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Both stories are about the mission of Jesus: to invite others, to care for others, and to be peacemakers. Today we’re exploring Community of Christ mission initiatives. We in Community of Christ want to do what Jesus did, invite and care for others in a big way that can change their lives.