Uncommon Humility
Part 4

August 22, 2021 • Grant Hickman • The Greatest Stories Rarely ToldUncommon Humility

Join us as Grant Hickman concludes The Greatest Stories Rarely Told, taking a look at some of the greatest, yet lesser-known stories of the Bible, that point back to our 3 core values; Sacrificial Generosity, Radical Hospitality, and Uncommon Humility.

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Sermon Notes - August 22, 2021
The Greatest Stories Rarely Told - Grant Hickman

Sacrificial Generosity
Radical Hospitality
Uncommon Humility

Undeniable Kingdom Impact

Matthew 26:36-46 (NET)
Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to the disciples, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.” He took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and became anguished and distressed.

Then he said to them, “My soul is deeply grieved, even to the point of death. Remain here and stay awake with me.” Going a little farther, he threw himself down with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if possible, let this cup pass from me! Yet not what I will, but what you will.”

Then he came to the disciples and found them sleeping. He said to Peter, “So, couldn’t you stay awake with me for one hour? Stay awake and pray that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” He went away a second time and prayed, “My Father, if this cup cannot be taken away unless I drink it, your will must be done.”

He came again and found them sleeping; they could not keep their eyes open. So leaving them again, he went away and prayed for the third time, saying the same thing once more. Then he came to the disciples and said to them, “Are you still sleeping and resting? Look, the hour is approaching, and the Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. Get up, let us go. Look! My betrayer is approaching!”

Matthew 26:40-41 (NET)
Then he came to the disciples and found them sleeping. He said to Peter, “So, couldn’t you stay awake with me for one hour? Stay awake and pray that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

“There are no lights, in the windows. It might be an empty house. Was it ever inhabited? It seemed so once…Why is God so present a commander in our time of prosperity and so very absent a help in time of trouble?”-C. S. Lewis

“The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us.”-C.S. Lewis

“I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.”-C.S. Lewis

St. Ignatius of Loyola

Consolation

Desolation

Consolation: The feelings and thoughts of a healing heart returning to God and/or residing in God…is a heart being inspired by the things of God.

Psalm 46
God, is our refuge and strength.

Psalm 136
His love endures forever.

Jeremiah 29:11
I know the plans I have for you.

John 10:10
I have come that you might have life and life abundant.

Desolation: The feelings and thoughts of a hurting heart distancing itself or distracted from God.

Judges 6:13
If the LORD is with us… where are all His wonderful deeds that our fathers recounted to us?

Psalm 13
How long, Lord? Will you forget me forever?
How long will you hide your face from me?

Matthew 27:46
My God my God, why have you forsaken me?

Ragwort = Invasive, Toxic

St. John’s Wort = Helps with anxiety, depression, and sleep deprivation.

STAY ON TARGET
Remember what God told you in consolation.

DON’T LOSE YOURSELF
Watch the negative self-talk

NEVER LET GO
God is not absent. He is very present. You just don’t feel him.

DON’T RUSH IT
The consolation of God always returns.

EVERY MOMENT HOLY
Find God in the ordinary.