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Summary: Gardens Reveal the Love of God The beauty pf a garden reveals a loving Designer The bounty of a garden reveals a loving Provider Gardens Play a Role in the Gospel The Garden of Eden was the first Jesus was betrayed in the Garden of Gethsemane J

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The Gospel Gardens

Genesis 3:15/ Matthew 26:36/ John 19:41-42

Gardens Reveal the Love of God

The beauty pf a garden reveals a loving Designer

The bounty of a garden reveals a loving Provider

Gardens Play a Role in the Gospel

The Garden of Eden was the first

Jesus was betrayed in the Garden of Gethsemane

Jesus was buried in the garden of the tomb

The Gospel Can be found in the Gardens of God

I. The Savior was Promised in the Garden of Eden (Gen 3:15)

a. After Creation, God planted a Garden (2:8)

i. It was a garden of beauty (pleasant to the eyes)

ii. It was a garden of bounty (good for food)

b. The Garden became home for Adam & Eve

i. All their needs were supplied from the Garden

ii. God met them in the Garden for fellowship

c. There was but one restriction in the Garden: The forbidden tree (v. 3)

d. Disobedience led to temptation and the fall (vv. 4-13)

e. God made the promise of redemption (v. 15)

f. Christ, the promised One, would bruise the Serpent’s head

II. The Garden of Gethsemane Sheltered the Praying Savior (Matthew 26:36)

a. The time to bruise the Serpent’s head drew near (v. 1)

b. Jesus entered the Garden of Gethsemane to pray

Gethsemane means oil press or olive press.

i. Peter, James and John accompanied Him

ii. The Savior’s sorrow was poured out in the Garden

iii. Something needs to be meditated upon time and again – the great agony that Christ bore for us. Nothing pictures His great agony any more than the Garden of Gethsemane.

iv. Think of the Lord’s enormous love for us. He foresaw all that He was to bear for us. All was opened up to His mind, yet He willingly surrendered Himself to bear it all.

v. Angels came to strengthen Him (Luke 22:43)

vi. Great drops of His blood fell to the ground during His intense praying

vii. How puny our prayers seem in comparison to His that Day!

c. The most difficult prayer to pray is “Thy will be done”

d. Have we been willing to make that our prayer?

III. The Garden of the Tomb was the place of the powerful Savior (John 19:41-42)

a. Here the Crucifixion is past

i. Christ has died for sinners – for you and me

ii. Jesus is placed in Joseph’s tomb in a Garden

Who was Joseph of Arimathaea?

He was a counselor, a senator, a member of the Sanhedrin, which was the riling body of Israel. He was apparently…

-Highly educated

- Very responsible

- Highly esteemed

- Well liked

- Capable of Leadership

He was a good & Just man He was a man

- Of good quality

- of Compassion

- of high morals

- Of justice

- of feelings

- of decision

He was a man changed by the death of Jesus

- Joseph actually went unto Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus.

o The Romans either dumped the bodies of the crucified criminals in the trash heaps or left the bodies hanging for the vultures and animals to consume.


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