Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday

                      What To Do When The Pressures On
 Garden of Gethsemane – means oil press\
***a place where olives were pressed to get the oil
***John 18:1 – Everyone will feel some kind of pressure
pressure is a sense of being overwhelmed..being stressed out…soemthing weighs heavy on you…is a time of hardship, worry and difficulty
THERE ARE ALL KINDS OF PRESSURE
-FINANCIAL
-HEALTH
-JOB
-MENTAL
-SPIRITUAL
-PEER
               What To Do When The Pressure Is On
(1) GUARD YOURSELF AGAINST THE ENEMIES STRIKES – John 18:2-3
-the enemy knows the pressure you are under
-demons swarm during times of pressure
-The enemy knows you are going through times of pressure by what you are saying.
     TELL THE TRUTH BUT ADD THE WORD OF GOD…………
-All believers must stay filled up – John 18:6
-be filled up every day and moment because we will all go through an evil day – Ephesians 5:18-19
(2) GATHER PEOPLE AROUND YOU – John 18:1-3
*even Jesus needed people around Him – v1 – disciples used twice
                                                                 – v2 – disciples used once
*Gather people around you
*Never Isolate Yourself – you are a sheep
*Your mind plays games with you when you isolate yourself
-Do not believe the lies of the enemy
-people will help you keep your thoughts aligned
(3) Go Forward – John 18:4
-do not stop, slow down, quit, or go backwards – Peter backslid……John 18:15-18
(4) You Are Never Alone – Luke 22:39-46 (v43)
v42 – the Father is with us…….
Watch out for your feelings here ——— do not allow your emotions to rule you…
Jesus is called the Bright & Morning Star – this is the star that appears right before dawn when the night is coldest and darkest…
(5) Pray – Mark 14:32-42
-the flesh does not want to pray while under pressure
a. prayer casts all of our pressure on the Lord – 1 Peter 5:7
            -we were not created to handle pressure
b. prayer helps you to understand what is going on – James 1:5