Jesus’ Walking on Water

God’s presence in your storms

February 26, 2023

John 6:14-21

14 After the people saw the sign Jesus performed, they began to say, “Surely this is the Prophet who is to come into the world.” 15 Jesus, knowing that they intended to come and make him king by force, withdrew again to a mountain by himself.

16 When evening came, his disciples went down to the lake, 17 where they got into a boat and set off across the lake for Capernaum. By now it was dark, and Jesus had not yet joined them. 18 A strong wind was blowing and the waters grew rough. 19 When they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus approaching the boat, walking on the water; and they were frightened. 20 But he said to them, “It is I; don’t be afraid.” 21 Then they were willing to take him into the boat, and immediately the boat reached the shore where they were heading.

Jesus is the Lord

Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. Matthew 14:22 NIV

Jesus is the Lord

God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I AM has sent me to you.’” Exodus 3:14 NIV

Jesus is your

Questions for Discipleship group and/or personal study:


  • What is the worst storm you have ever been in?

Go to the Source:

  • Read John 6:14-21.
  • Do you struggle believing miraculous accounts like this? Why or why not?
  • If you had been in the boat with Jesus, how would you have reacted to Him walking on the water?
  • How would you have reacted to his “I AM” statement?
  • This narrative happened right after the feeding of the 5000; how could recalling that story have helped them during those hours in the storm?

Live it out:

  • What is a current storm you are going through? How can this story help you? How can your group help you?