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6th October - Matthew 26:36-46

6 October, 2019 Rev Glenn Mulcahy

Jesus Commits to God’s Will

Here’s what happens…

Jesus knows he’s about to be arrested and killed. He goes to a garden to pray. He asks that God would take this cup of suffering away from him but prays, “I want your will to be done, not mine.”

Talk About This…

• When have you seen good come out of doing hard things?

• What emotions do you think Jesus felt in Gethsemane?

• What does he ask of the disciples? What does he ask of God?

• What is God’s will (v39 & 42)? What model for our prayers does Jesus give here?

• What do you appreciate about Jesus most in this passage?

• What’s something you have to do in the next week that you don’t want to do?

• How can Jesus help you? Who can keep you accountable during hard times?

Do you have a place to pray at home (your own Gethsemane)?

Jesus went to the garden to pray about the hard thing he had to do. You might like to set up your own prayer spot at home…

• Find a quiet place for a prayer spot, it could be inside or outside.

• Make it a bit private by adding a screen, or blanket or some other sort of wall.

• If you like, add real or fake flowers or plants to make it feel like a garden.

• Whenever you (or someone in your family) has to do something they don’t want to do, or anytime you choose, use the prayer spot to pray, pouring out your heart to God, and asking him for help.

• Jesus also took his friends with him to the garden; consider getting together in your prayer spot with others to pray.

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