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 kwing 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 Upened 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
John Ortberg is the senior pastor of Menlo Park Presbyterian Church (MPPC) in the San Francisco Bay Area. His bestselling books include Soul Keeping, Who Is This Man?, and If You Want to Walk on Water, You've Got to Get out of the Boat. John teaches around the world at conferences and churches, writes articles for Christianity Today and Leadership Journal, and is on the board of the Dallas Willard Center and Fuller Seminary. He has preached sermons on Abraham Lincoln, The LEGO Movie, and The Gospel According to Les Miserables. John and his wife Nancy enjoy spending time with their three adult children, dog Baxter, and surfing the Pacific. You can follow John on twitter @johnortberg or check out the latest news/blogs on his website at www.johnortberg.com. Stephen and Amanda Sorenson are founders of Sorenson Communications and have co-written many small group curriculum guidebooks, including the entire Faith Lessons series.