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 it
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
iv) Submissive Prayer-v42 "nevertheless not My will,
but Thine, be done."
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
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, strengthening Him."
Think of it! A created being strengthening the
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 !