The night before the cross was one of intense emotional turmoil for Jesus. So He shared His pain with His closest friends and also with God His Father. This means that when we’re in pain, we can do the same.
Main Text: Matthew 26:36-46
What does it mean for Jesus to love? That’s the question we’re asking in this series, and to answer we’re looking at His last supper with His disciples the night before He was crucified.
Because Jesus loved His disciples, He made Himself emotionally vulnerable to them.
He shared His inner life, His anxiety, His pain—flat out telling His disciples about it and then pleading with them to pray with Him three times in a row.
Because Jesus has suffered, He’s a perfectly patient comforter for us when we’re weak or in pain.
If Jesus needed people, we certainly do too.
If this was how Jesus loved, maybe it should be how we love.
How delightful would life be if we imitated Jesus?
We're having a year at the table—a year where we partner with Jesus and love our neighbors as actively, warmly, and simply as we know how. We're going to make a habit of hosting our neighbors for dinner, inviting them to feast on Jesus with us.
Will you join us?
How different might our lives and neighborhoods be if we treated our neighbors and each other as more important than ourselves?