Finding Glory Wednesdays are a way for us to wrestle with questions about surrender, faith, hope and joy. Let’s grow and be encouraged together within this online community — especially when life brings challenges such as chronic illness, job transition, disability, strained relationships, grief, and so on. Christ-centered dialogue is powerful for all of us whether things are going well or life has gotten hard. Please join the conversations so we can increase in faith and faithfulness together.
Today’s scripture and discussion question look at Jesus’ model for surrender:
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 26:36-39What are some of your worries, fears, concerns, frustrations, comfort zones, or places where you feel like you’ve lost control? How honest do you get with God about these things?When Jesus was facing His darkest hour, He found peace in going to His Father in prayer. In what ways have you been able to find rest in the faithfulness of God?
These “Finding Glory Wednesdays” posts are an online discussion series based on the books Finding Glory in the Thorns and the companion Finding Glory in the Thorns: Group Discussion Guide by Larry and Lisa Jamieson. For more information about Finding Glory Groups, visit http://www.findingglory.com/findingglorygrou.html.
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