1. THE EXAMPLE THE SAVIOUR SET
i) Praying Through Trials - He went to prayer in the face of great
anguish - trials should send us straight to prayer instead of away from
ii) Repetitive Prayer - not vain repetition, but if necessary, there is
nothing wrong with repeating a certain prayer - Matt 26:44 "and prayed
the third time, saying the same words."
iii) Intense Prayer - Luke 22:44 "He prayed more earnestly"
iv) Submissive Prayer-v42 "nevertheless not My will, but Thine, be
2. THE EXPERIENCE THE SAVIOUR SUFFERED
i) The Agonies Of It
Matt 26:38 "My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death:" - means
encompassed around with sorrows
Mark 14:33 "and began to be sore amazed,"- means He was taken with the
extremity of the horror, and filled with astonishment, at what He was
about to face
WHY ? Because of death? No! He has given His martyrs and saints great
calm in the face of death! It was because He would be forsaken by His
Father in order to bear the weight of sin.
ii) The Aid He Received In It
Luke 22:43 "And there appeared an angel unto Him from Heaven,
Think of it! A created being strengthening the Creator!
He could also have called 12 legions of angels-but He allowed one.
We have seen the Lord`s horror of soul before He took the bitter cup-
think on this: if the Saviour went through all that dear sinner, how do
you think you will escape the wrath of God if you refuse Him ?
Oh be saved !