Jesus and the Test of Gethsemane

February 19, 2023 Preacher: Stephen Conley Series: The Gospel of Mark

Topic: Christ Scripture: Mark 14:32–42

Text:  Mark 14:32-42


The Sorrowing Savior (Mark 14:32-34)

  • Jesus entered Gethsemane with His disciples in watchful prayer.
  • Jesus continued in Gethsemane under pressing anguish and distress.
  • Jesus enters our sorrow as our ultimate High priest (Hebrews 4:15; 5:7-10)


The Submissive Savior (Mark 14:35-36)

  • Jesus displays His perfect humanity in Gethsemane.
  • Jesus prays for the cup of God’s wrath to be removed.
  • Jesus submitted Himself to the will of His Father as our substitute and example.


The Slumbering Disciples (Mark 14:37-42)

  • Jesus exhorts His disciples to watchful prayer amid temptation’s warfare. 
  • Jesus finds His disciples sleeping instead of praying.
  • Jesus passes the test of Gethsemane with undaunted courage and unparalleled love. 

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