The Garden of Gethsemane

Rev. Lon Lorton

March 12, 2017

Mark 14:26-42

“They went to a place called Gethsemane.”  [Mark 14:32]

Gethsemane – "olive press"

The valley represents the place where all the nations of the earth will one day be gathered.  Joel 3:12

That Jesus’ closest followers failed is realism in Scripture we all need to know.  Mark 14:28

Garden of Gethsemane – John was very intentional in making the connection of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection to an earlier garden.

A Custom of Praying

  • “The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”  Matthew 26:41

Jesus’ constant wrestling with the tempter

  • “Yet not what I will, but what You will.”  Mark 14:36