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June 14, 2015 Sermon Outline

WHEN YOUR WORLD IS FALLING APART

Mark 14:27-52

6/14/2015

 INTRODUCTION

I          ACCEPT THAT LIFE FALLS APART SOMETIMES

 “You will all fall away,” Jesus told them, “for it is written: “‘I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered.’  But after I have risen, I will go ahead of you into Galilee.”  (27-28)

“In this world you will have trouble.” John 16:33

II          FOLLOW JESUS’ EXAMPLE WHEN LIFE FALLS APART

A         HE RETREATED TO TALK WITH HIS HEAVENLY FATHER

                “Going a little farther, he fell to the ground and prayed that if possible the hour might pass from him. ‘Abba, Father,’ he said, ‘everything is possible for you. Take this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.’”  (35-36)

 

            “Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and  find grace to help us in our time of need.”  Hebrews 4:16

             B         HE ASKED HIS FRIENDS TO PRAY WITH HIM

            “They went to a place called Gethsemane, and Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Sit here while I pray.’  He took Peter, James and John along with him, and he began to be deeply distressed  and troubled.  ‘My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death,’ he said to them. ‘Stay here and keep watch.’ (32-34)

 “Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2

C         HE LIVED WITH WATCHFULNESS

            “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation.” (38)

D         HE SUBMITTED TO GOD’S PURPOSE

            “Yet not what I will, but what you will.” (36c)

III         NOTICE THE CONTRASTING RESULTS

A         DISCIPLES

  • Judas betrayed
  • Peter violently resisted
  • All deserted and fled

B         JESUS


“To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps. ‘He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth.’  When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly. He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed.”
 1 Peter 2:21-24

 CONCLUSION