Summary of Matthew 26:36-46
Jesus and the disciples went to the Garden of Gethesmane. He told them to wait while he went and prayed. He took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee (James and John) with him. He become sorrowful and troubled. He then left them, asking them to keep watch, and stepped further away. He prayed on his face to God to take the cup from him if it was God’s will.
He returned to his disciples who were sleeping. He chastized them for not keeping watch. He told them to watch and pray so they don’t fall into temptation.
He went away again and prayed to God to take the cup from him. He found them sleeping a second time. Then Jesus went a third time, praying the same prayer. He returned to his disciples, saying he is betrayed into the hands of sinners.
Questions for Matthew 26:36-46
12) Jesus knows he will face pain and torture by the Romans and that death by crucifixion is incredibly painful. Yet, he prayed for God’s will to be done, not his, and he walked the path God had for him unwaveringly. Jesus prayed to God and surrended to His will whole-heartedly.
13) He is fully human with human emotions. He remained sinless. He loved everyone, including the disciples who let him know. He was sorrowful. He sacrificed his life for humanity to be saved. He is fully God.
14) Thank you, Jesus for your undying devotion to humanity and your sacrifice of yourself for all of us. My gratitude cannot be expressed.
Conclusions to WordGo Christ’s Life and Work Matthew 26:36-46
We see Jesus’ undying faithfulness to a faithless people. We see Jesus pray in his darkest hour for strength to fulfill his destiny. We see his caring of his people. We see hope in Christ as he frees us from sin.
We can look to Jesus as our example. He prays; we pray. He cares; we care. He loves; we love. It’s truly that simple.