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John 6:14-15 Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said, This is of a truth that prophet that should come into the world. [15] When Jesus therefore perceived that they would come and take him by force, to make him a king, he departed again into a mountain himself alone. (KJV)

John 6:16-21 And when even was now come, his disciples went down unto the sea, [17] And entered into a ship, and went over the sea toward Capernaum. And it was now dark, and Jesus was not come to them. [18] And the sea arose by reason of a great wind that blew. [19] So when they had rowed about five and twenty or thirty furlongs, they see Jesus walking on the sea, and drawing nigh unto the ship: and they were afraid. [20] But he saith unto them, It is I; be not afraid. [21] Then they willingly received him into the ship: and immediately the ship was at the land whither they went. (KJV)

A furlong is about 1/8 of a mile or 220 yards. The Sea of Galilee is 650 feet below sea level, 150 feet deep, and surrounded by hills. This makes it subject to sudden wind storms and extremely high waves. Such storms were expected but they were scary.

When Jesus came to the disciples during a storm, walking on the water (about 3 1/2 miles from shore), they were afraid.

Matthew 14:26 And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear. (KJV)

We often face spiritual and emotional storms and feel tossed about like a small boat on a big lake. In spite of terrifying circumstances, if we trust our lives to Christ, He will give us peace in ANY storm.

John 6:17 And entered into a ship, and went over the sea toward Capernaum. And it was now dark, and Jesus was not come to them. (KJV)

1. It was DARK! There is nothing more dark than being without Jesus! He is the Light of the world.

John 1:4-5 In him was life; and the life was the light of men. [5] And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. (KJV)

The darkness of evil never has and never will extinguish God’s light. Jesus is the Creator of life, and His life brings light to mankind. His light makes us see ourselves as we
really are (sinners in need of a Saviour). With Jesus, the true Light, we can avoid walking blindly and falling into sin. He lights the path ahead of us so we can see how to live. He removes the darkness of sin from our lives.

In Acts 9, Saul met Jesus at noon, but the Presence of the glorified Christ was brighter than the noon day sun! The Light of Jesus was so bright Saul fell from his horse and was blinded for 3 days (9:9).

In the Bible Darkness is a symbol for evil and the power of Satan. (Ephes. 6:12; Col. 1:13)

Light is a symbol of Christ and everything good. (Mal.4:2; Luke 2:32; John 1:7-9)

To be without Christ is really being in the dark.

A. Without Christ is to have NO hope.
NO hope of a good life.
NO hope of forgiveness.
NO hope for eternal life in Heaven.

All hope of Heaven rests in Christ. Only with Jesus in our life do we have a solid HOPE!

B. Without Christ is to have NO Truth.
All that is Christ is Truth. All that is without Christ is false.
2 Tim. 3:7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. [KJV]

C. Without Christ is to have NO direction.
Only with Christ wil you get correct directions for this life, and the life to come.
John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him,
I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. (KJV) Without Christ a person is totally lost in the dark.

John 6:18 And the sea arose by reason of a great wind that blew. (KJV)

2. The SEA AROSE is the turbulence of life.

A. Sickness comes when we are without Christ. It comes also when we have Christ, but He helps us through it. Only when we get to Heaven will there be NO sickness. Rev. 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. (KJV)

B. War and rumors of wars are because people are without Christ. James 4:1-2 From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members? [2] Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not. (KJV) All the fighting between the nations is because the world is without Christ. Fighting, turmoil and crime is the result of a nation without Christ.

C. Family trouble comes from people without Christ. 2 Tim. 3:2-4 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, [3] Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, [4] Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; (KJV) Children would obey parents, husbands and wives would get along if they had Christ in their lives.

John 6:18 And the sea arose by reason of a great wind that blew. (KJV)

3. The WINDS BLEW. Wind is invisible, but is extremely powerful. You can feel it, but you cannot see it. Think of the damage a tornado or hurricane can cause.

A. In our lives we have winds of doubt and fear. We can’t see doubt, worry, depression or fear, but we can sure feel them. And when strong enough, these can cause great problems for us.

Consider a person lost in absolute darkness. First doubt set in, “I don’t know if I can get out of here.” Then fear takes over! “I’m going to die.” This is like a person without Christ. First the doubt, “Is there really a Hell where sinners go? How can I pay for my sins?” Then panic! “Will I go to Hell?” Without Christ, the answer is YES according to the Bible.

B. There are also winds of false doctrine. Without Christ, the way is open to all false doctrines of the devil. Only with Christ can the winds of false doctrine be stopped. People are vulnerable to the part truths of the devil without Christ. And those part-truths can lead you to Hell.

John 6:19-B . . . they see Jesus walking on the sea, and drawing nigh unto the ship: and they were afraid. (KJV)

4. THEY WERE AFRAID. When the disciples saw Jesus walking on the water, in the middle of the sea, they were afraid. People today are afraid of things connected to Jesus.

A. Afraid of changes they might have to make to be a follower of Christ.
John 8:11-B. . . go, and sin no more. (KJV) People do not want to leave their sins.

B. Afraid to face death. Jesus brings us face to face with the fact that we will die one day. He tells us straight, there shall be judgment after death. Those without Christ are afraid.

Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: (KJV) We ALL shall stand before the Judge one day to give account of what we have done.

Romans 14:12 So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God. (KJV)

C. People are afraid of what their friends might say. Many people today are not Christians for this reason. We need to worry about what God thinks . . . NOT what People will think or say if we accept Christ. Almighty God will be the Judge, NOT people.

1 Thes. 2:19-20 For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming? [20] For ye are our glory and joy. (KJV)

John 16:9 Of sin, because they believe not on me. [KJV] The world's worst sin is unbelief!

D. People are afraid of making a commitment to Jesus. Those who are truly children of God must serve God, and do it in a loving and willing way. They must have a close relationship with Jesus. Jesus not only asks us to get rid of our sins, but asks us to do things for Him.

John 6:20-21 But he saith unto them, It is I; be not afraid. [21] Then they willingly received him into the ship: and immediately the ship was at the land whither they went.(KJV)

5. When the disciples saw that it was Jesus, THEY RECEIVED HIM into the ship.

A. Even the most fearful person, if they really knew Jesus, would not be afraid, for there is nothing to fear with Christ on your side. Jesus is the only begotten Son of God. (John 1:14; 1:18; 3:16; 3:18; Heb.11:17; 1 John 4:9). He is the express image of His person (Heb.1:3), He is the Lamb of God (John 1:29; 1:36), He is the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last (Rev. 1:8; 1:11; 21:6; 22:13).

B. Jesus is GOD (John 10:30). He is all wise, He can do anything! He knows everything. No strength can match His.

  • He brought water out of a rock to give water to the thirsty Israelites.
  • He brought manna down from Heaven for 40 years.
  • He brought quails with the east wind to hush the people’s murmering.
  • He parted the Red Sea so the people could leave their slave masters in Egypt.
  • He made the Jordan River to stand in a heap so the people could cross over to the Promised Land.
  • He caused the walls of Jerico to fall. etc., etc.
  • He knows the number of hairs on your head.

He IS GOD!

C. Jesus is good to us. Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. [KJV] No matter what kind of troubles you have, the end results of ALL things will be good! BUT, this verse applies ONLY to those with Christ.

When you have Jesus in your life:

  • You are safe from storms.
  • Your sins are forgive.
  • Heaven is established as your eternal destination.

John 14:2-3 In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. [3] And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. (KJV)

WITHOUT CHRIST it is dark. The winds are blowing. The sea is tossing and turning, rising with huge waves that seem to engulf you.

WITH CHRIST it is safe! It is calm and secure and settled.

Matthew 14:28-33 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. [33] Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God. (KJV)

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