Mission 11

Posted: June 9, 2016 in Mission

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This week let’s read another scripture that many Christians mistakenly use as proof that God has a specific task or
assignment for all people.

Luke 22:42  “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me;  yet not my will, but yours be done.”

After examining this scripture in its context, we discover that Jesus is praying to God the Father.  Jesus was feeling
weary and distressed about the task ahead of him.  He was to give his life for the sins of the world.

Let’s red the very next scripture.

Luke 22:43-44  An angel from heaven appeared to him (Jesus) and strengthened him.  And being in anguish, he
(Jesus) prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground.

In it’s context, we see that the phrase “yet not my will, but yours be done” is specifically referring to Jesus
and his prayer to the Father.  God’s will was for Jesus to physically suffer and die on the cross, receiving
the penalty for mankind’s sin.  This is not Gods will for all believers.  This scripture is not referring to all people.

Next week, we will sum up what we’ve read in Conclusion 1.

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff

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