When it gets Hard - PRESS IN
PREPARE for PURPOSE by PLANNING
PASSION - What You’re Passionate About, You’ll Suffer For
PROCESS - PRESS - PREPARATION - PASSION
“Until the pain of staying the same becomes greater than the pain of change, you’ll stay the same.” Debbie Burk
TEXT: Matthew 26:36-39 Then Jesus went with them to the olive grove called Gethsemane, and he said, “Sit here while I go over there to pray.” 37 He took Peter and Zebedee’s two sons, James and John, and he became anguished and distressed. 38 He told them, “My soul is crushed with grief to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.”
39 He went on a little farther and bowed with his face to the ground, praying, “My Father! If it is possible, let this cup of suffering be taken away from me.
Passio - to suffer
What You’re Passionate About You’ll Suffer For
HEBREWS 12:2b Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame.
Passio - capacity
- CAPACITY TO COPE
- Because of The Passion, Jesus ENDURED the cross
- GALATIANS 2:20 My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
You Can’t, But in CHRIST, You Can
- CAPACITY TO CHANGE
- CAPABILITY < CAPACITY
- IF YOU COULD HAVE CHANGED, YOU WOULD HAVE
- Your CAPACITY to CHANGE is Directly Related to Your COMMITMENT to CHRIST
ROMANS 8:17 Now if we are children, then we are heirs--heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.
“What Happens to You Matters to Me.” Irene Mask
If what MATTERS to Christ MATTERS to US
Sharing in Passion = Sharing in Promise
Hebrews 12:2 Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne.