Mark 14:32-42 NASB
32 They came to a place named Gethsemane; and He said to His disciples, “Sit here until I have prayed.” 33 And He took with Him Peter and James and John, and began to be very distressed and troubled. 34 And He said to them, “My soul is deeply grieved to the point of death; remain here and keep watch.” 35 And He went a little beyond them, and fell to the ground and began to pray that if it were possible, the hour might pass Him by. 36 And He was saying, “Abba! Father! All things are possible for You; remove this cup from Me; yet not what I will, but what You will.” 37 And He came and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, “Simon, are you asleep? Could you not keep watch for one hour? 38 Keep watching and praying that you may not come into temptation; the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” 39 Again He went away and prayed, saying the same words. 40 And again He came and found them sleeping, for their eyes were very heavy; and they did not know what to answer Him. 41 And He came the third time, and said to them, “Are you still sleeping and resting? It is enough; the hour has come; behold, the Son of Man is being betrayed into the hands of sinners. 42 Get up, let us be going; behold, the one who betrays Me is at hand!”
- Culture 14:32-34
- Cup 14:35-36
- Care 14:37-42
- How have you noticed our culture in south Texas promoting self-reliance and independence? How does this show up in your life and relationships? How free are you to share your hurts, struggles, fears, and trials with others?
- (vs 14:32-34) What does Jesus model and create for us here? Does it surprise you that the eternal Son of God was very distressed, troubled, and deeply grieved to the point of death? Have you ever been there? How do you find freedom to share?
- (vs 14:32-34) What would it look like for a community group to function like this? What ingredients are needed to provide a safe and secure place for people to be genuine with each other?
- (vs 14:35-36) Many live with the deep fear that God will give up on them because they don’t measure up. Have you ever struggled with that? How does the Son of God in the garden give you assurance that Philippians 1:6 is true?