Passage: Mark 14:32-42
Memory Verse for the Week: Mark 14:35-36 (ESV)
And going a little farther, he fell on the ground and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from him. And he said, “Abba, Father, all things are possible for you. Remove this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.”
which is poured out for many.
Intro: What makes you look at someone and conclude, “They lost”?
STARING INTO THE ABYSS
As the LORD acquaints us with our frailty, how does it accentuate His glory?
In our fallen condition, how are we fickle, faithless and weak?
What is amazing about what Jesus willingly takes on for us?
YOU CAN PRAY WITH US …
1. Worship the LORD for His abounding mercy to love and save people like us. Praise Him, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, that He can work through unimaginable horrors to bring us into the place of blessing and peace.
2. How have you lived denying that you are weak, or that you need God’s work to cleanse you or make you whole? Confess your helplessness to Jesus, asking Him to forgive your pride and heal you to be truly loyal to Him.
3. Give thanks to Jesus for His saving work to willingly bear our guilt by His death, and heal our brokenness by His resurrection. Thank Him for drinking the cup of wrath we deserve so that we can have the cup of peace that only He deserves.
4. Who do you know that lives trying to negotiate with God? Pray for them, asking the Lord to help them instead to trust Him, and cry out for God to have His way with them.
5. Pray for the Holy Spirit’s work to show you where you are still trying to win Jesus’ love instead of resting in His gospel. And as Jesus’ work was fueled by what we need, pray for a renewed heart to act in light of what people around you need.
The Facilitator is a study tool designed to help you engage with the weekly sermon through the five elements we incorporate in our Community Groups; Get Acquainted & Sharing, Sermon Study, Mission, Worship and Prayer. This tool will be made available Monday morning to give us the opportunity to look back at what we heard on Sunday.