After leaving the upper room Jesus goes the to Garden of Gethsemane to pray (Matthew 26:36). This is recorded in Luke 22, Mark 14, and Matthew 26.
Jesus was in intense anguish. What are some of the terms used to describe His mental and physical condition? Why is He so distressed?
What request does He make of His Father?
What does this tell you about the horrors of the suffering He was about to experience?
How does He qualify His request?
Evidently, there was no other way. He had to “drink the cup” assigned to Him. Why was it absolutely necessary?
Note the contrast of Jesus before the garden (Matthew 26:36-38) and after (Matthew 26:45-46). What made the difference?
How could Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane be an example for us to follow?
For more insight into this event study 1 Peter 4:1-2 and Hebrews 5:7-9.
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