GREAT EXEGESIS AND APPLICATION, BROTHER!
Jesus uses these three words 13 times in 6 verses (NIV)
Matthew 14:22–31 (NIV)
Jesus Walks on the Water
14:22–33pp—Mk 6:45–51; Jn 6:16–21
22 Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. 23 After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone, 24 and the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it.
25 Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. 26 When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear.
27 But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”
28 “Lord, if it’s you,”…
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