Then he left and went out to the Mount of Olives, as usual. The disciples went with him. When he came to the place, he said to them, “Keep on praying that you may not come into temptation.” Then he withdrew from them about a stone’s throw, knelt down, and began to pray, “Father, if you are willing, take this cup away from me. Yet not my will but yours be done.” Then an angel from heaven appeared to him and gave him strength. In his anguish he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat became like large drops of blood falling on the ground. When he got up from prayer, he went to the disciples and found them asleep from sorrow. He said to them, “Why are you sleeping? Get up and keep on praying that you may not come into temptation.”Luke 22:39-46
Here is the next sense unit. Take some time before we start pulling this apart to ask some questions of your own in order to come to grips with the passage. Remember, the questions you are willing to ask are that which leads you to the quality of answers or revelation you receive. Look through this passage and ask the Holy Spirit to point out the details that you ought to notice.
As you read through each verse in this passage ask yourself the following questions:
- Do I totally understand this?
- Is there anything else I am missing here?
- Is there anything that confuses me?
- What is this verse saying?
- What does it mean?
- What do I need to learn from it which will add to my understanding?
- How do I apply what I learned to my life?
- Is there are truth for me to grasp?
- Is there a command of principle here for me to obey?
- Is there an example for me to follow?
- Is there some other response I need to make to what I have read?
You come up with your questions and I will add my questions to yours.
Don’t forget also to apply all that I have emphasised through the Gems. Use all the resources at your disposal to open up this passage for yourself.
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