Straining at the Oars
return to the main player
Return to the Main Player

Straining at the Oars

John 6:16-21  (ID: 1192)

What is our response when facing a crisis or situation that is not our fault? The story of Jesus calming the storm in John chapter 6 provides one of the clearest pictures of those who follow Jesus in the midst of a crisis they did not create. Alistair Begg reminds us that faith and obedience go hand in hand, and that God is not bound by our expectations or intentions.


Jesus Walks on Water

16When evening came, his disciples went down to the sea, 17got into a boat, and started across the sea to Capernaum. It was now dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them. 18The sea became rough because a strong wind was blowing. 19When they had rowed about three or four miles,2 they saw Jesus walking on the sea and coming near the boat, and they were frightened. 20But he said to them, “It is I; do not be afraid.” 21Then they were glad to take him into the boat, and immediately the boat was at the land to which they were going.

Copyright © 2020, Alistair Begg. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.

Alistair Begg
Alistair Begg is Senior Pastor at Parkside Church in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Bible teacher on Truth For Life, which is heard on the radio and online around the world.