West End United Methodist Church

Savior in a Storm

Speakers:Carol Cavin-Dillon
Topics:Children's moment, Sermon, Sunday service

Continuing our series of sermons from Matthew, today’s scene is of the disciples in a fishing boat at night in a terrible storm.  Although it is a miracle story, at its root is the question of faith.  First, seeing Jesus walking toward them on the water, Peter isn’t sure it really is Jesus.  Then when Peter himself walks on the water, the doubt begins to creep in, he sinks, and Jesus challenges Peter’s lack of faith.  In our current situations we are very much like Peter, our faith vacillating – is God still there?  In response, Jesus invites us to have greater faith.    (NOTE: We usually post the 11 o’clock service, but with the COVID-19 threat we are having only the 8:45 service today, and that is the service we are posting.  NOTE:  Although the video begins with the Children’s Moment, once it starts you can scroll back to the beginning of the service if you want.  The video of the entire service is available to watch.)


  • Matthew :14:22-33