The Road to Easter

    Sermon #2: The Road Through Gethsemane

  2. Mark 14:32-42 | Slade Rinehart | March 21, 2021

    1.  Jesus deeply dreaded the suffering ahead of him. [32-34]








      1. Jesus prayed to avoid the suffering. [35-36, 39-40]










      1. Jesus prayed for the Father’s will to supersede his (human) will. [36]





      1. The disciples who were closest to Jesus failed to support him. [33, 37-38, 40-41]










      1. After praying, Jesus was resolved to follow the Father’s will. [41-42]










      The Point: Alone and grieving, Jesus vanquished his greatest temptation by wrestling in prayer to yield to the Father’s will.








      • I will praise the Lord Jesus for yielding to the Father’s will
      • I will bring my temptation to the Lord in prayer
      • I will tell someone one thing that stood out to me from this passage
      • I will pray for someone in a hard place and tell them I’m praying



      For Reflection and Discussion

      • What can we learn (about Jesus or about ourselves) by Christ submitting His will to the will of His Father?
      • What are some lessons we learn by the three disciples falling asleep? Did Christ still use them after their sin and failure (didn’t watch, didn’t pray)?