Jesus and Temptation in the Garden of Olives

Happy birthday for Call for Fire Seminar! This blog is now over one year old. I began with no knowledge of how to use tags or other ways to increase readership. Consequently some of the earliest posts were not ready by many people. I published this post one year ago today about Jesus praying in the Garden of Gethsemane just before his arrest. I pray that you will find this anniversary post helpful in your spiritual walk.

Call for Fire Seminar

Jesus executed a “Call for Fire” when facing death. “Jesus went out as usual to the Mount of Olives, and his disciples followed him. On reaching the place he said to them, ‘”Pray that you will not fall into temptation.’ He withdrew about a stones throw beyond them, knelt down and prayed, ‘Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.’ An angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him. And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground.” (Luke 22:39-44).  The humanity of Jesus emerges when we consider his practice of prayer. He often goes off alone to pray. Here, as he speaks to his disciples before he leaves them, he links prayer to defeating temptation, telling them to pray so that they will not fall into temptation…

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About Michael Summers

Michael Waymon Summers has preached in twenty-seven of the United States as well as seven other countries. He currently preaches for a Church of Christ in Leavenworth, Kansas. Michael earned a Master of Theology degree. He also has done graduate work in international studies. Michael runs more than twenty miles most weeks, loves to sing, and reads voraciously.
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