Essay about The Early Church and Romans

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Imagine Rome somewhere between 60 and 70CE – It’s a country with it’s own proud religious heritage. The romans believed their faith and loyalty in many gods had kept them in power whilst other nations had fallen at the might of Rome. Imagine Peter preaching to the people about a single God, an almighty messiah who would come to save the world. Now think of his companion Mark writing down the stories that Peter told the people so they could be passed from generation to generation. But though Peter was a great preacher there was a time when Peter didn’t believe - he had his epiphany in a boat in a storm on the Sea of Galilee. The text that I chose to study is the story of this epiphany and it is the famous story of Jesus walking on the water…show more content…
Then Jesus kneels down and prays. Jesus saw that the disciples were really having a hard time rowing the boat because there was a storm. The waves were really rough. Suddenly, Jesus appears in the distance. The disciples thought he was a ghost! They could not believe their eyes. Jesus walked across the water towards the disciples. Jesus called out, “Don’t be afraid, it’s just me.” Peter realised that it was Jesus. Peter called out, “Lord, if it’s really you, let me come to you on the water.” Peter climbed out of the boat and tried to walk towards Jesus. Peter noticed the wind and became afraid. Peter started to sink. Jesus reached out to him and took his hand and said, “Peter, why do you have such little faith? Why do you doubt?” Jesus and Peter got back into the boat. The disciples fell down and worshipped Jesus. “Truly, you are the Son of god,” they said. There are two main messages for young children of today. The first is that Jesus is always there to support us. Even if we have a hard day at school, a fight with our friends, being picked on in class and yelled at by our parents, you may feel that God has abandoned you just like Peter felt when he was drowning. But Jesus saved Peter just like he will not abandon you. As long as we keep our eyes on Jesus and His power, we can walk over our own problems. But when we begin to focus our attention on our problems and our own power to solve them, we begin sinking in our problems. The other theme takes us back to Rome
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