Summary: A message about Jesus in the garden. This is part of a series that follows Jesus on His way to the cross. This is about overcoming anxiety and experiencing healing.

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Title: Christ’s Passion – The Garden

Theme: To show why Christ agonized in the Garden, it is so we don’t have to agonize today.

Text: Luke 22:39-46


This past week we started an Easter season series called “From the Table to the Tomb”. Each week we will have activities and studies that relate to Christ’s journey to the cross. Many don’t realize that much of the gospels were written about this journey. Most of the gospels contain Christ’s last three years and then mostly his last week. There is an emphasis on the crucifixion and resurrection.

This morning I want us to look at the garden. My goal is to get you to see Christ’s anxiety in the garden and draw out the purpose for us today.

Luke 22:39-46 Coming out, He went to the Mount of Olives, as He was accustomed (this was not an uncommon place for Jesus and his disciples, this was a place of prayer and meditation, ) ,

(Lk 3:21-22) At His Baptism.

(Mk 1:35-36) In the morning before heading to Galilee.

(Lk 5:15) After healing people.

(Lk 6:12-13) Praying all night before choosing His 12 disciples.

(Mt 11:25-26) While speaking to the Jewish leaders.

(Jn 6:11) Giving thanks to the Father before feeding 5000. (Also see: Mt 14:19,Mk 6:41, Lk 9:16)

(Mt 14:22) Before walking on water. (Also see: Mk 6:46, Jn 6:15)

(Mk 7:31-37) While healing a deaf and mute man.

(Mt 15:36) Giving thanks to the Father before feeding 4000. (Also see: Mk 8:6-7)

(Lk 9:18) Before Peter called Jesus "the Christ."

(Lk 9:28-29) At the Transfiguration.

(Lk 10:21) At the return of the seventy.

(Lk 11:1) Before teaching His disciples the Lord's Prayer.

(Jn 11:41-42) Before raising Lazarus from the dead.

(Mt 19:13-15) Laying hands on and praying for little children. (Also see:

Mk 10:13-16, Lk 18:15-17)

(Jn 12:27-28) Asking the Father to glorify His name.

(Mt 26:26) At the Lord's Supper. (Also see: Mk 14:22-23, Lk 22:19)

(Lk 22:31-32) Prayed for Peter's faith when Satan asked to "sift" him.

(Jn 17:1-26) Prayed for Himself, His disciples, and all believers just before heading to Gethsemane.

(Mt 26:36-46) In Gethsemane before His betrayal. (He prayed 3 separate prayers.)(Also see: Lk 22:39-46, Mk 14:32-42)

(Lk 23:34) Right after being nailed to the cross, Jesus prayed, "Father forgivethem; for they know not what they do."

(Mt 27:46) While dying on the cross, Jesus cried out, "My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me?" (Also see: Mk 15:34)

(Lk 23:46) In His dying breath, Jesus prayed, "Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit."

(Lk 24:30) Prayed a blessing on the bread before He ate with others after His resurrection.

(Lk 24:50-53) He blessed the disciples before His Ascension.

There are also verses outside of the Gospels that show us that even though Jesus

is now in Heaven, He is still making intercession on our behalf (Rom 8:34)(Heb 7:25)

(Heb 9:24)(1 Jn 2:1).

From question # 204

and His disciples also followed Him. (40) When He came to the place (Matthew 26:36, Mark 14:32 The Garden of Gethsemane) , He said to them, "Pray that you may not enter into temptation."

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