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The Savior Who Suffers

March 20, 2016 Speaker: Dan Davis Series: The Last Days of Jesus

Topic: Sunday Message Verse: Matthew 26:36–26:39, Psalm 75:7–75:8, Isaiah 51:17, Matthew 26:40–26:46

Matthew 26:36-39 NIV

Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to them, "Sit here while I go over there and pray." He took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee along with him, and he began to be sorrowful and troubled. Then he said to them, "My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me." Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, "My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will."

Matthew 26:36-39 NIV

Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to them, "Sit here while I go over there and pray." He took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee along with him, and he began to be sorrowful and troubled. Then he said to them, "My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me." Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, "My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will."

Psalm 75:7-8 NIV

It is God who judges: He brings one down, he exalts another. In the hand of the lord is a cup full of foaming wine mixed with spices; he pours it out, and all the wicked of the earth drink it down to its very dregs.

Isaiah 51:17 NIV

Awake, awake! Rise up, Jerusalem, you who have drunk from the hand of the lord the cup of his wrath, you who have drained to its dregs the goblet that makes people stagger.

What is "The Cup"?

“The Cup” is a symbol for the actual suffering that comes with God’s righteous judgment and wrath.

"The Cup" that Awaited Jesus

For Jesus, “The Cup” is the Cross. It’s where He will bear the righteous wrath of God for all our sins in our place as our substitute.

Matthew 26:40-46 NIV

Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping. "Couldn't you men keep watch with me for one hour?" he asked Peter. "Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak." He went away a second time and prayed, "My Father, if it is not possible for this cup to be taken away unless I drink it, may your will be done." When he came back, he again found them sleeping, because their eyes were heavy. So he left them and went away once more and prayed the third time, saying the same thing. Then he returned to the disciples and said to them, "Are you still sleeping and resting? Look, the hour has come, and the Son of Man is delivered into the hands of sinners. Rise! Let us go! Here comes my betrayer!"

The Nature of Real Faith

Real faith isn’t automatic. Real faith is authentic. Struggle and doubt do not disqualify you.

The Nature of Real Faith #2

Real faith starts with honesty, but it also has to continue with surrender. "Lord, may Your will be done."

Next Week

He is Risen! Join us next Sunday for Easter at any one of our four worship services at 8:00am; 9:30am; 11:00am; and 12:30pm. As part of the service, Pastor Dan will share a message of hope from the Bible as we celebrate the resurrection together.

Easter at Hopevale

To find out more about our Easter services, check out easterathopevale.org

 

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