9-13-2020 “NEVER A MAN PRAYED LIKE THIS!” Hebrews 5:7-8

For the last couple weeks Bro. Leo has been leading us on a study of what Jesus taught us about prayer. This week Bro. Leo leads us on study of what we can learn from the examples of prayer that Jesus set for us.

Jesus did not have to pray aloud(Luke 11:1) for His Disciples and others to hear, so it is logical for us to consider Jesus prayed aloud to set an example for those around Him as well as us.

In Heb.5:7 we read that Jesus prayed His heart (“with strong crying and tears”) out to God.  His example being that when we pray we should be praying in humility and submission asking God what is on our hearts/our burden.  The word “feared” in vs.7 is translated from the Greek word “eulabeia” which means reverence, submission, Godly respect.

Because of Jesus’ reverence towards God, Jesus was able to allow the will of His human nature to be persuaded to the will of God (Matt.26:39, 42, 46).  Jesus’ human nature did not want to suffer the cruel death of the cross, but after praying three times His human nature yielded to God’s will.  The example being, if we go into the prayer closet with a mindset that God’s will is perfect and ours is faulted we will be seeking God’s will for the solution to our burden.  We come out of our prayer closet with God’s will not our own (Heb.5:8, Matt.26:46).

Scriptures used in today’s study:

Luk 11:1 And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.
Luk 11:2 And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.

Heb 5:7 Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared;
Heb 5:8 Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;

Heb 4:15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
Heb 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

Joh 11:41 Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me.
Joh 11:42 And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me.

Psa 2:6 Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.
Psa 2:7 I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.
Psa 2:8 Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.

Mat 7:7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
Mat 7:8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

Mat 26:39 And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.

Heb 5:7 Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared;
Heb 5:8 Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;

Mat 26:42 He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done.
Mat 26:46 Rise, let us be going: behold, he is at hand that doth betray me.

 

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