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If You Want to Walk on Water, You've Got to Get Out of the Boat (Participant's Guide)

If You Want to Walk on Water, Youve Got to Get Out of the Boat (Participants Guide)
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If You Want to Walk on Water, You've Got to Get Out of the Boat (Participant's Guide)

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In this six-session small group Bible study, If You Want to Walk on Water, You've got to Get Out of the Boat, by John Ortberg, you'll learn how to move beyond fear to discover God's unique calling for your life! Peter may have been the first one out of the boat, but Jesus' invitation to walk on water is for you as well. But walk on water? What does that mean? If You Want to Walk on Water, You've Got to Get Out of the Boat helps you answer helps you answer Christ's call to greater faith, power-filled deeds, and a new way of knowing how to discern God's call, transcend fear, risk faith, manage failure, and trust God. Relating to the story in Matthew 14 to life today, teacher and bestselling author John Ortberg invites you to consider the incredible potential that awaits you outside your comfort zone. This Participant Guide is designed for use with the companion DVD (sold separately). It's filled with insights, questions for discussion, and applications that will help you connect a new way of thinking to actual deeds and a different approach to life. Out on the risky waters of faith, Jesus is waiting to meet you in ways that will change your forever, deepening your character and your trust in God. Sessions include: What's Water Walking? The Tragedy of the Unopened Gift Find Your Calling and Get Your Feet Wet! Facing Our Challenges, Conquering Our Fears Good News for Cave Dwellers Learning to Wait on Our Big God

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In this six-session small group Bible study, If You Want to Walk on Water, You've got to Get Out of the Boat, by John Ortberg, you'll learn how to move beyond fear to discover God's unique calling for your life! Peter may have been the first one out of the boat, but Jesus' invitation to walk on water is for you as well. But walk on water? What does that mean? If You Want to Walk on Water, You've Got to Get Out of the Boat helps you answer helps you answer Christ's call to greater faith, power-filled deeds, and a new way of knowing how to discern God's call, transcend fear, risk faith, manage failure, and trust God. Relating to the story in Matthew 14 to life today, teacher and bestselling author John Ortberg invites you to consider the incredible potential that awaits you outside your comfort zone. This Participant Guide is designed for use with the companion DVD (sold separately). It's filled with insights, questions for discussion, and applications that will help you connect a new way of thinking to actual deeds and a different approach to life. Out on the risky waters of faith, Jesus is waiting to meet you in ways that will change your forever, deepening your character and your trust in God. Sessions include: What's Water Walking? The Tragedy of the Unopened Gift Find Your Calling and Get Your Feet Wet! Facing Our Challenges, Conquering Our Fears Good News for Cave Dwellers Learning to Wait on Our Big God
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Meet the Authors

John Ortberg

John Ortberg is a teaching pastor at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church in Menlo Park, California, and previously served as teaching pastor at Willow Creek Community Church. He is the best-selling author of Everybody's Normal Till You Get to Know Them, If You Want to Walk on Water, You've Got to Get Out of the Boat, Love Beyond Reason, and Old Testament Challenge. He has written for Christianity Today and is a frequent contributor to Leadership Journal. His most recent publications include When the Game is Over, God is Closer than you Think, and Overcoming Your Shadow Mission.
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Stephen Sorenson

Stephen and Amanda Sorenson are founders of Sorenson Communications and have co-written many small group curriculum guidebooks, including the entire Faith Lessons series.

Amanda Sorenson

Stephen and Amanda Sorenson are founders of Sorenson Communications and have co-written many small group curriculum guidebooks, including the entire Faith Lessons series.

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A Book that is Highly Readable, At Times Humorous But Always Insightful! Highly Recommended!
5 stars By Dr. Bernard Low, Jun 19 2015
This book, by one of my favorite authors, is based on Matthew 14:25-32 which records the incident of Peter walking on water. In his exposition of the Matthean passage over ten chapters, Ortberg challenges the readers to come out of their comfort zone (represented by the boat) to embrace, follow and live out the life that God has intended and in store for them to live - a life that is purposeful, meaning, and characterized by growth. It is a life of extreme discipleship in which the believer denies comfort as the ultimate value of life, leaves the comfort of routine existence and abandons himself to the high adventure of following God. From Matthew's account of Peter walking on water, Ortberg also very helpfully discusses various issues related to getting out of one's boat including discerning the call, crisis, opportunity, failure, fear, suffering, focusing on Jesus, and waiting on God. The alternative to getting out of the boat, to growth, is to wither and die and missing out on the life that God has meant and wanted us to live. Ortberg's treatment of failure is particularly helpful. He points out that failure is an indispensable, irreplaceable part of learning and growth. He also argues that failure does not shape us but it's how we respond to failure. This book is very readable, at times humorous, but always insightful. Highly recommended!
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5 stars By Sandra, Dec 05 2014
I knew I needed a little encouragement to step out of my comfort zone and into God's plans for me, and this book was just the little shove I needed. I was worried that a whole book about one little story in the bible would be too much, but each chapter dealt with a different aspect of God's calling. The book is very easy to read, with lots of personal stories (many of them making me lol!) and relevant bible passages. There were so many parts that I wanted to take special note of that I ended up with a quarter of the book hi-lighted!
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  • Catalogue Code 397994
  • Product Code 9780310823353
  • ISBN 0310823358
  • EAN 9780310823353
  • Pages 128
  • Department Ministry
  • Category Ministry Resources
  • Sub-Category Courses
  • Publisher Zondervan
  • Publication Date May 2014
  • Sales Rank #854
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 9 mm
  • Weight 0.154kg
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