Temptation and Prayer
Jesus’ Patterns for Prayer
The Example of Jesus: (22:39-44) Jesus Himself demonstrates the need to be vigilant in prayer.
• Sustaining prayer is habitual (22:39). Assumption: You have been praying already.
• Sustaining prayer recognizes the reality of temptation (22:40). Assumption: You are aware of your own weaknesses.
• Sustaining prayer is private and reverent (22:41). Assumption: You are intimate with God.
• Sustaining prayer submits to the will of God (22:42). Assumption: You know your role and God’s role.
• Sustaining prayer is supernatural (22:43). Assumption: You have a spiritual view of the world.
• Sustaining prayer is agonizing (22:44). Assumption: You are involved in important things.
The Example of the Disciples: (22:45-46) The disciples themselves demonstrate the need to be vigilant in prayer.
• Sustaining prayer is never in complete isolation (22:45). Assumption: Some people know you well.
• Sustaining prayer is a constant need (22:46). Assumption: You are living for a purpose.
Prayer sustains us
through the agonizing calling of life.
Monday: Matthew 6:9-13
Tuesday: John 17:1-19
Wednesday: John 17:20-26
Thursday: James 5:13-18
Friday: Luke 22:47-62
Next Steps from Today’s message
I will prioritize prayer this week.
I will intentionally try to pray like Christ this week.
I will pray for the Czech mission trip.
I will pray for ______________________________.
Please remember to pray for our summer missions teams.
Czech Republic Mission
Alan Greenwood, Zach Benton, Shane Caldwell,
Emily Evans, Kelley Gillis, Karis Martin, Beth Milligan, Austin Orvin, Jason Pierce, Lauren Pierce, Kyler Tipton, Ken Wilson – (June 29 – July 15)
Walker Gerdes – Intern in Czech – (May 26 – August 14)
Daniel Aldrich, Caitlin Boles, Steve Dominquez, Evan Fulmer, Cade Griffith, Hannah Martin, Jacob Clanton, Fozzy Miller, Austin Orvin, Lathan Tipton, Noah Young, Phil Eberhard – (July 26 – August 1)
New to fellowship? // We’re so glad you’re with us today // Inside the bulletin you will find a Connection Card // Please fill it out and bring to the Connection Center in the church atrium after the service and we will give you a welcome gift as well as answer any questions you might have.
New in Fellowship Kids // Beginning August 16, we will be offering elementary classes during both Sunday worship services // This means we will also have more serving opportunities.
Child Care Workers // If you are interested in working in the part-time child care for Fellowship events, contact Shanna at firstname.lastname@example.org // Paid position, training is included!
Fellowship’s New Fiscal Year // Our new fiscal year begins July 1 // Thank you for praying for the church budgeting process and for being faithful supporters of our ministry.
Guest Reception // Join us for lunch at our Guest Reception after 2nd service on Sunday, July 19 // We’d love to get to know you and let you get to know Fellowship // Join us as Teaching Pastor Ken Wilson shares the mission and vision of Fellowship.
Fellowship 101 // New to Fellowship? Join us Sunday, July 26 (session 1) and August 2 (session 2) 9:00 a.m. in the Library (located on the second floor) You will learn about our ministries, priorities and how the Lord is leading at Fellowship.
Automate the Important // Will you try automating your giving to the ministry of Fellowship for 90 days this summer? // For more information or to sign up Fellowshipconway.org/important.
Conway Downline Institute // It is our desire to equip Christ followers with a clear biblical understanding of the Great Commission and release them into their homes, churches, and community to MAKE DISCIPLES as a lifestyle for a lifetime // Next year’s Downline Institute will run mid-August through mid-May // For more information or register at DownlineConway.com.
Fellowship Men’s Breakfast // Saturday, July 25, 8:00 a.m. // Join the other men of Fellowship as we eat bacon and get equipped for discipleship.
Men’s Muster // Men, mark your calendars for the 2016 Men’s Muster – April 8- April 10, 2016.
July 1 – June 21, 2015
Weekly Budget Needs $19,538
Giving for 06/14/15 20,106
Giving for 06/21/15 18,093
Year to Date Needed 996,438
Year to Date Giving 1,102,948
Over (Under) Budget 106, 510