Our focus this week continues to be on sharing life and ministry. This can be a challenging thing to do — and do well! Let’s dig deeper.
Today’s scripture and discussion question are:
“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.’ Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping. ‘Could you men not keep watch with me for on hour?’ he asked Peter.” MATTHEW 26:36-40
Consider how Jesus felt about his friends’ response during his time of anguish. What are godly ways to handle the temptation toward resentment when you don’t experience satisfying support from others?
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Today’s reflections are copyrighted excerpts taken from Finding Glory in the Thorns: Group Discussion Guide.