Series Big Idea: Much of Jesus’ ministry before His crucifixion and resurrection took place on the shores of Lake Gennesaret, also known as the Sea of Galilee. In this series, we’ll look at several key encounters between Christ and His followers during His “ministry years” that show us what Jesus was about and what He intended a relationship with Him to look like. We’ll help people encounter Jesus and challenge one another to respond to Him the way He wants us to.
Week 1 – Go Fish!
Scripture: Matthew 4:18-22, Matthew 10:37-39, Luke 5:1-11
Message Big Idea: Jesus’ call to “follow me” is an invitation to a relationship that changes our whole lives.
Challenge: Commit to following Jesus.
Week 2 – Weather the Storms
Scripture: Mark 4:35-41
Message Big Idea: The Jesus who calls us to follow Him with our whole lives is also the Jesus who can help us face any and every storm that comes our way.
Challenge: Trust Jesus in the middle of the storms.
Week 3 – How To Walk On Water
Scripture: Matthew 14:22-33
Message Big Idea: Wholeheartedly following Jesus means having the courage to step out of our comfort zones to join him where he is and in what he is doing.
Challenge: Say it out loud. Get out of the boat. Be willing to fail.
Week 4 – Don’t Miss the Boat
Scripture: Matthew 16:1-12
Message Big Idea: As Christ-followers, we need to resist the human tendency to focus on our own performance and goodness and instead build our lives on the foundation of God’s grace.
Challenge: Embrace grace as the basis of our whole lives.
• Sermon Manuscripts in MS Word
• Small Group Guide with Leader’s Guide in MS Word and PDF
• Service Flow for each week