I'm Not Okay // Isolation // Message Notes

October 3, 2021

Here are the notes to Pastor Steve’s message for week #3 of “I’m Not Okay” on Sunday, October 3, 2021. Feel free to print them and follow along during the message at 10:00 a.m on Facebook and YouTube.

Then he (Jesus) said to them, “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death.  “Stay here and keep watch with me.”  Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping. “Couldn’t you men keep watch with me for one hour?” he asked Peter. 41 “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”  42 He went away a second time and prayed, “My Father, if it is not possible for this cup to be taken away unless I drink it, may your will be done.”  43 When he came back, he again found them sleeping, because their eyes were heavy.  44 So he left them and went away once more and prayed the third time, saying the same thing.  45 Then he returned to the disciples and said to them, “Are you still sleeping and resting?  Look, the hour has come, and the Son of Man is delivered into the hands of sinners. 46 Rise! Let us go! Here comes my betrayer!”  Matthew 26:38-46

What we can learn from Jesus:  

  1. Jesus had ___________ where he was not okay.  
  2. Jesus refused to ___________ himself.  
  3. Jesus refused to ___________ ___________on community.  

Personal application from Jesus’ example:  

  1. I refuse to ___________  ___________ from others.
  2. I refuse to ___________  ___________ on community.  

“The absolute best thing we can do when life is not okay is to follow the example of Jesus:  DO everything possible to lean into community and REFUSE to fall into isolation.”  Steve Gill

Application questions:  

  1. What is your biggest hurdle right now to engage in Biblical community?  Isolating from others or giving up on others?
  2. What decision do you need to make to overcome that hurdle?