Good Friday Sermon: Matthew 26:36-46: The Prayers Of Gethsemane

INTRODUCTION:

Today in our Good Friday meditation we will be considering Jesus under the shadow of the cross in the Garden of Gethsemane.  The name Gethsemane means ‘oil press’ and seems a very appropriate name for the place where Jesus would pray the hardest prayer any human has ever prayed.  As we proceed to the Garden to look not only into another’s grief, but the grief of the Holy One who is submitting Himself to His Fathers punishment for our sins, we must beg the aid of the Spirit, we are not only treading on mysteries but holy ground.  We want to do two simple things looking at Matthew 26:36-36, we want to observe the prayers of Christ, and the prayers of the disciples.

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