What to expect
CROSSROADS CHURCH Lakeville is located at 17671 Glacier Way, Lakeville, MN. Before and after service is a time of fellowship with free refreshments and coffee! Services start at 9:30AM with announcements, and a time of praise through music. Our children are then dismissed for Kids Own Worship and Campus Pastor Paul Marzahn delivers a message from the Word of God. Please fill out a contact card so we can send you a free caribou gift card!
He gets Us: Anxiety
Rev. Dr. Paul Marzahn
Crosspoint: Jesus gets us when we are anxious.
Scripture: Luke 22:39-46 “Jesus went out as usual to the Mount of Olives, and his disciples followed him. 40 On reaching the place, he said to them, "Pray that you will not fall into temptation." 41He withdrew about a stone's throw beyond them, knelt down and prayed, 42"Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done." 43 An angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him. 44 And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground. 45 When he rose from prayer and went back to the disciples, he found them asleep, exhausted from sorrow. 46 "Why are you sleeping?" he asked them. "Get up and pray so that you will not fall into temptation." (NIV)
When we are anxious…
1. Be in community
Luke 22:39 “Jesus went out as usual to the Mount of Olives, and his disciples followed him.”
Community also means the larger community of support.
Professional help is also needed in some circumstances.
2. Pray to resist temptation
Luke 22:40 “On reaching the place, he said to them, "Pray that you will not fall into temptation.”
3. Put God’s will first
Luke 22:42 "Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.”
4. Call upon God for help
Luke 22:43 “An angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him.”
Questions to Consider:
1. What would you say is the level of anxiety in our culture today?
2. When was a time you experienced high anxiety? How did you handle it?
3. Have you ever helped someone who suffers from anxiety? What did you do?