In this 6th Grade lesson, we study our Lord's bitter Agony, betrayal, and bloody sweat in the Garden.
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The Agony in the Garden by George Richmond
Every year, before Easter and at the end of the Lenten Season, we celebrate the Passion, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Passion has many parts to it, and it describes in great detail about how Jesus suffered for our sins. The Passion is read out loud at church during every Holy Week. The first part of Jesus’ suffering occurs during the Agony in the Garden of Gethsemene.
After the Last Supper, Jesus took His apostles out to the Mount of Olives. Jesus told them that all of them would have trouble believing in Him that night, but Peter said that he would never deny Jesus. Jesus told Peter that he would deny Him three times — that night!
Jesus took Peter, James, and John with Him into the Garden of Gethsemane and left them while He prayed by Himself. Jesus prayed so hard and so intensely that He began to sweat blood, but the three apostles couldn’t even stay awake. Jesus knew what was going to happen that night, but His apostles couldn’t keep their eyes open. Remember that these three had just recently seen Him at the Transfiguration. They had just been told that He was going to die, and they still didn’t realize what was happening.
It is called “Agony” in the Garden because Jesus did in fact experience agony. Jesus experienced so much anguish that he physically sweat droplets of blood, rather than ordinary sweat. He knew that He was about to endure unfathomable torture. He is so distraught that he falls on his face on the ground in pain. Whenever you consider Jesus’ agony, remember that He underwent all of this suffering to atone for the sins we have all committed, and our sins contributed to the pain that Jesus suffered.
Judas arrived with a large crowd. Judas had already arranged the signal that he was going to use to show which person was Jesus. He used a kiss. Judas used a sign of affection to betray the Lord. Jesus’ only response was: “Friend, do what you have come for.” He didn’t say, “Betrayer, do what you have come for.” Jesus called Judas “friend.”
One of the apostles got angry and pulled out his sword — he cut off the ear of the high priest’s servant. John tells us that Peter cut off Malchus’ ear. Jesus’ reaction, though, must have reminded Peter of what he had seen at the Transfiguration: “Do you think that I cannot call upon my Father and he wi... Please purchase this lesson to continue learning.
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