When Jesus is with us, there is no need to be afraid.

BibleGateway: John 6:16-24

ESV Text: John 6:16-24

John 6:16–24 (Listen)

Jesus Walks on Water

16 When evening came, his disciples went down to the sea, 17 got into a boat, and started across the sea to Capernaum. It was now dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them. 18 The sea became rough because a strong wind was blowing. 19 When they had rowed about three or four miles,1 they saw Jesus walking on the sea and coming near the boat, and they were frightened. 20 But he said to them, “It is I; do not be afraid.” 21 Then they were glad to take him into the boat, and immediately the boat was at the land to which they were going.

I Am the Bread of Life

22 On the next day the crowd that remained on the other side of the sea saw that there had been only one boat there, and that Jesus had not entered the boat with his disciples, but that his disciples had gone away alone. 23 Other boats from Tiberias came near the place where they had eaten the bread after the Lord had given thanks. 24 So when the crowd saw that Jesus was not there, nor his disciples, they themselves got into the boats and went to Capernaum, seeking Jesus.

Footnotes

[1] 6:19 Greek twenty-five or thirty stadia; a stadion was about 607 feet or 185 meters

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KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 6
16 And when even was now come, his disciples went down unto the sea, 17 And entered into a ship, and went over the sea toward Capernaum. And it was now dark, and Jesus was not come to them. 18 And the sea arose by reason of a great wind that blew. 19 So when they had rowed about five and twenty or thirty furlongs, they see Jesus walking on the sea, and drawing nigh unto the ship: and they were afraid. 20 But he saith unto them, It is I; be not afraid. 21 Then they willingly received him into the ship: and immediately the ship was at the land whither they went.

     22 The day following, when the people which stood on the other side of the sea saw that there was none other boat there, save that one whereinto his disciples were entered, and that Jesus went not with his disciples into the boat, but that his disciples were gone away alone; 23 (Howbeit there came other boats from Tiberias nigh unto the place where they did eat bread, after that the Lord had given thanks:) 24 When the people therefore saw that Jesus was not there, neither his disciples, they also took shipping, and came to Capernaum, seeking for Jesus.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 519:
Beloved It Is Well

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1. Beloved, “It is well!” 
God’s ways are always right, 
And perfect love is o’er them all 
Though far above our sight. 

2. Beloved, “It is well!” 
Though deep and sore the smart, 
The hand that woudnds knows how to bind 
And heal the broken heart. 

3. Beloved, “It is well!” 
Though sorrow clouds our way, 
‘Twill only make the joy more dear 
That ushers in the day. 

4. Beloved, “It is well!” 
The path that Jesus trod, 
Though rough and strait and dark it be, 
Leads home to heaven and God. 


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Daniel prophesies three distinct eras until the final destruction of Jerusalem. Note the references to Jesus’ birth and death.

BibleGateway: Daniel 9:25-27

ESV Text: Daniel 9:25-27

Daniel 9:25–27 (Listen)

25 Know therefore and understand that from the going out of the word to restore and build Jerusalem to the coming of an anointed one, a prince, there shall be seven weeks. Then for sixty-two weeks it shall be built again1 with squares and moat, but in a troubled time. 26 And after the sixty-two weeks, an anointed one shall be cut off and shall have nothing. And the people of the prince who is to come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary. Its2 end shall come with a flood, and to the end there shall be war. Desolations are decreed. 27 And he shall make a strong covenant with many for one week,3 and for half of the week he shall put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall come one who makes desolate, until the decreed end is poured out on the desolator.”

Footnotes

[1] 9:25 Or there shall be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks. It shall be built again

[2] 9:26 Or His

[3] 9:27 Or seven; twice in this verse

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KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 9
25 Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times. 26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined. 27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.(KJV)


Hymn: WS 762:
This Is He

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