Great Chapters In The Life of Jesus: The Garden of Gethsemane

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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2 thoughts on “Great Chapters In The Life of Jesus: The Garden of Gethsemane

    1. Yes I think that is correct. All of the teaching of Jesus from John 13:31 through John 17 took place (as I see it) between the upper room and Gethsemane and there is some important teaching there (“in my Fathers house are many mansions”, “a new commandment, that you love one another”, “I will send the comforter” etc) as well as the prayer in John 17. After John 17 the next event in John’s gospel is the arrival of Judas in the garden.


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