Sunday Morning SoundBytes – 3/23/2014

Sunday’s message from the Lead Me to the Cross series was called Temptation and Prayer, taken from the Garden of Gethsemane account in Matthew 26:26-36. Here is a brief outline of the message:

I. Temptation can be overwhelming (36-38)
   A. Jesus brings his disciples with him for support (36-37)
   B. Jesus is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death (38)

II. Prayer is key to overcoming temptation (39-44)
   A. Jesus prays while the disciples sleep (39-41)
   B. Jesus prays for the Father’s will to be done (39, 42)
   C. Jesus persists in prayer (43-44)

III. The moment of trial will come (45-46)
   A. The disciples arise unprepared for temptation (45)
   B. Jesus rises ready to face his betrayer (46)

Applications:
   1) Watch and pray so you do not fall into temptation (36-41)
   2) Seek God’s will, not your own (39, 42)
   3) Don’t give up – be persistent in prayer (43-44)
   4) We are all stumbling disciples – lean on God’s grace (45-46)

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