January 6, 2018: SOAP #2956:  Genesis 15-17; Luke 6 Scripture:  Luke (NIV) 6:12 One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God. Observation:      If ever there was someone who did not need to pray, it was Jesus. If ever there was someone who knew the [...]

January 6, 2018: SOAP #2956:  Genesis 15-17; Luke 6

Scripture:  Luke (NIV) 6:12 One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God.

Observation:      If ever there was someone who did not need to pray, it was Jesus. If ever there was someone who knew the value of prayer, it was Jesus!   Although Jesus did not stop being God, He laid aside His Godness to live in human form.   He relied on His communication with the Father.   It was the Father's will He was doing.   It was the Father Who had sent Jesus on this important mission.

Four reasons Jesus, the Son of God, had to live on earth as the Son of Man:   First:   He proved that it was possible to live a holy life and overcome the temptations to sin.   Second:   He had to have lived a holy life as a man, so His death could pay for the sins of men and not His own.   Third:   As a man, His life is the perfect example for mankind.   Fourth:   As a man, anointed by the Holy Spirit, He emphasizes the importance of living life in the anointing of the Holy Spirit.

Application:    Jesus' death made it possible for me to follow Jesus example.   The presence of the Holy Spirit in my life keeps me walking in His footsteps and enables me to do His works.

Prayer:      Jesus, what a great sacrifice you made for me!   You laid aside your deity to live as the Son of Man.   You lived your life on earth as an example for me.   Truly you deserve all my praise and worship!   Amen

Pastor Leon
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