Fear and Faith as Witness — 13 August 2023

Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost  Proper 14 (19)  13 August 2023

Sermon:  “Fear and Faith as Witness”

Scriptures: Matthew 14:22-33 and Romans 10:5-15

Synopsis: In Matthew, Peter gets out of the boat, gets afraid, begins to sink and Jesus saves him; others proclaim faith after seeing this. Peter’s fear leads to a cry of faith (Lord, save me!), and the salvation Peter receives acts as witness to the others.  The passage from Romans teaches how the word of faith is in your mouth and in your heart, and that all who call on the name of the Lord will be saved.