Displaying Christian Sermons by tag: water
T.D. Jakes - Sermon: Don't Underestimate The Power of Water. Don’t stop “dancing in the desert.” When you're parched, searching high and low for water, don't stop dancing. When you're barely making ends meet, don't stop dancing. When your landscape is bleak, don't stop dancing. The more you praise God in the dry place, the more He'll work for you. He'll give you shade to rest under. He'll give you water from a bottomless well to drink from. He'll move you into the place of provision. It all starts with praise. So, the next time you're feeling depressed, grab your tambourine and dance it away! Hope is on the horizon. Scripture: Exodus 15:19-27 KJV
TD Jakes - Sermon: Water the Seed. “It is God’s will for you to have increase.” Find out how to grow upward in this T.D. Jakes sermon, “Water the Seed.”
In this message, Bishop Jakes illuminates the process of sowing, growing, and reaping. He says that planting the seed may look like a burial, but with careful cultivation it is actually the beginning of a rich harvest. To be planted is “destiny concealed.” To have increase is “destiny revealed.”
Between these two stages is the period of cultivation where the seed must be watered. T.D. Jakes expounds on the literal meaning of agriculture and how it applies to our lives. Our destiny is not a natural process. It is intentional.
To be planted means that we have a destiny. God wants us to rise up from the darkness, transform, and realize our eternal purpose. As T.D. Jakes says, there is “power in the process.”
In this message, learn how to accept God’s plan and how to not only grow into your own destiny, but help others reach their potential as well. Watch “Water the Seed,” from T.D. Jakes Ministries.
The Bible Project (April-08-2020) Water of Life. In the beginning of the Bible, God transforms a desolate wilderness into a garden through a stream that waters the ground and brings life wherever it goes. This image gets developed throughout the biblical story as wells, cisterns, rain, and rivers all become images of God’s creative power. In this video, we’ll explore the “water of life” theme through the biblical story and see how it leads to Jesus, who presents himself as the one bringing living water to a world that is desperately thirsty.
John Gray - Sermon: There's Something in the Water. Baptism is a life-changing step in the life of a believer.
Joyce Meyer (August-31-2021) Daily Devotion: Keep Walking on the Water!
Let’s focus for a moment on this part of a well-known New Testament story. The disciples were in the middle of the Sea of Galilee at night when they looked up and saw Jesus walking on the water. That is amazing, but as the story continues, Matthew wrote of the boisterous winds, yet Jesus kept walking on top of the waves.
The disciples were afraid—and that makes sense. Who would expect to see anyone walking on top of the water, even under the best of conditions?
Then Jesus cried out and told them, “Take courage! It is I! Do not be afraid!”(Matthew 14:27 AMP). This is the powerful moment in the story. What will happen now? Do they move over and give Jesus a place to sit in their boat? Should they get out and join Him on the waves? Do they huddle in fear, reminding themselves that human beings can’t walk on top of water?
Peter was the only one who responded in true faith. And let’s make no mistake here. For Peter to say, “Lord, if it is [really] You, command me to come to You on the water”(Matthew 14:28 AMP) was a tremendous act of faith. You’ll notice that he was the only one who spoke that way.
That was a powerful moment of faith. It was a defining moment that pointed out Peter’s great faith and belief in Jesus, the Anointed One of God. He was so convinced that Jesus truly was the Son of God that he was ready to get out of the boat and walk on top of the water with Him.
How many of you would get out of the boat? I emphasize this because it would be easy enough to say, “Lord, I see You walking on the water, and I believe I could walk on the water alongside You.” But would you? Do you have the kind of faith that would enable you to step out of the boat? Of the 12 disciples, Peter was the only one who took that step of faith.
I’m not citing this example of faith to discourage you or to make you feel that your faith is somehow lacking. I’m simply pointing out the great triumph of a man who dared to believe! Peter believed so strongly that he took a step of faith over the side of the boat and started walking toward Jesus.
Most of us know the rest of the story. Some might even smirk, saying, “Big deal! He got out of the boat, started walking on the water, got scared, and began to sink. And he also received a rebuke from Jesus: ‘O you of little faith, why did you doubt?’” (Matthew 14:31 AMP).
But think about it—Jesus didn’t say those words to the other disciples. He directed the words “you of little faith” to Peter. The implication is the others had no faith at that moment.
Think of these words not just as words of rebuke, but also as words of encouragement to Peter, the one who had enough faith to step out of the boat and begin walking on the water.
But when he saw [the effects of] the wind, he was frightened, and he began to sink, and he cried out, “Lord, save me!” (Matthew 14:30 AMP).
What if you saw this as Jesus’ great encouragement, not just to Peter, but also to you? What if you looked at this event as Jesus saying to you, “You started so well. You believed Me, and got out of the boat. You did it! You walked on water just as I did. But then you allowed doubt to enter, and when that happened, you began to sink.”
This powerful story is a wonderful reminder that Jesus is always with you, and He will suspend natural laws to reach out to you and care for you.
Prayer Starter: Lord Jesus, please forgive my lack of faith. Increase my faith in Your Word, and help me to trust You enough to follow Your leading. When the circumstances around me threaten to pull me into deep waters of doubt, help me to focus on You. I ask these things in Your holy name. Amen.
Did water exist before creation? - Frank Turek (March 6, 2019). Talking about some issues regarding Genesis and science.
Joyce Meyer Ministries (August-21-2019) The Basics of Life: Water, Food and Hope. Some things in life are essential. Discover how you're sharing Christ and loving people all over the world by providing the basics they need to survive.
Joseph Prince Once By The Blood, Again And Again By Water. The gospel of Jesus Christ is truly good news because He has removed ALL our sins through His perfect sacrifice at Calvary! Join Joseph Prince in this powerful message about your total forgiveness. Be liberated from sin-consciousness, condemnation and fear as you see how Jesus' blood has cleansed you of every sin—once for all eternity! Discover also how you can be washed with the water of the Word every day to experience a life of freedom, victory and blessings in the new covenant of grace!