Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. - Psalm 119:105


JESUS ' Model to Know God's Will

By Robert B. Munger
Experience of the Father's trustworthiness!

JESUS ' Model to Know God's Will Matt. 26:36-46  

I. His strong assurance. "Father."

  • The character of God. 

2. His encouragement. "My father!"

  • Experience of the Father's trustworthiness. 

3. His outreach for others. "Watch with me!"

  • Wanted others with Him in the struggle. 

4. His acknowledgment of need. "Sorrowful--even to death!"

  • Owned His feelings openly--amazing freedom from guilt! 

5. His acceptance of individuality. "A little farther!"

  • Willingness to go it alone. Ultimately we stand before God as a solitary! 

6. His persistent appeal. "If it be possible!"

  • The petition not answered--the person was! His dominant desire always had been to glorify the Father (John 17:1-5) and save the lost (Luke 19:10). That deepest prayer was heard! 

7. His acceptance of the Father's better Way. "Never-the-less." 

8. His immediate experience, inner peace, and power endure. 

9. His ultimate answer, His resurrection, ascension, and outpoured spirit.


© 1988  Into Thy Word Ministries From the teaching notes of Robert B. Munger and R. J. Krejcir

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