Being alert can be very important at times. If you don’t look both ways before you cross the street, it can be a deadly mistake. If you fall asleep while driving, it can cost you your life. If you don’t read the safety precautions before taking certain medications, you can get very sick. Being alert can be very important.
When the Messiah tells you to be alert about something, it’s probably pretty important. Jesus in this passage tells three of his disciples to be on guard. He tells them to “Watch and pray lest you enter into temptation.” This was an important warning.
Passage: Mark 14:32-42
Author: Rev. W. Reid Hankins, M.Div.
Sermon originally preached during the Morning Service at Trinity Presbyterian Church (OPC) on 02/01/2009 in Novato, CA.