Sermon Outline – March 13, 2016

“Jesus In The Garden”

Scripture Reference: Matthew 26: 36-46

Introduction: The agony of Christ began in the Garden of Gethsemane.

I. Jesus experienced tremendous grief in the Garden. (Matthew 26:38)

  • The grief of rejection. (John 1:11, Isaiah 53:3)
  • The grief of betrayal. (Matthew 26: 45-49)
  • The grief of separation from God the Father. (Matthew 27:46, Isaiah 53:6)
  • The grief of our sorrows. (Isaiah 53:4, Luke 22:44)

II. Being in agony, he prayed. (Matthew 26:44)

  • Jesus prayed constantly. (Mark 1:35)
  • He prayed earnestly. (Luke 22:44, Jeremiah 29:13)
  • He prayed persistently. (Matthew 26:44)

III. Jesus called for prayer partners. (Matthew 26:38)

  • Jesus needed others to “pray with him.” (Matthew 26: 38,40)
  • The disciples needed to pray. (Matthew 26:41)

IV. Jesus won the victory in the Garden. (Matthew 26:39)

  • To win is to choose God’s will above our own. (Isaiah 23:10-12)
  • Jesus overcame the last temptation. (Matthew 27:40)

Conclusion: Join Jesus in the Garden. Let him carry away your griefs and sorrows and win the victory through surrender.

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