Thy Will be Done: Betrayal in the Garden

Date: 10/14/2007
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Matthew 26:31-56
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I. Introduction
II. Warning: Jesus and the Disciples’ Denial (vv. 31-35)
a. Jesus proclaims the disciples will “fall away”
b. Peter proudly says he will not fall away
c. An overlooked promise
III. Waiting: Jesus and the Disciples in Gethsemane (vv. 36-46)
a. Jesus’ exceeding sorrow, even unto death
b. Sleepy disciples
c. Jesus’ strength in sorrow
IV. Wickedness: The Arrest (vv. 47-56)
a. The apparent triumph of the wicked
b. Peter’s response to the apparent triumph
c. Jesus’ response to the wicked triumph
V. Application
a. The Word of God provokes us unto righteousness, often by first provoking our unrighteousness and pride. Our response needs to be “Thy will be done.”
b. Watch and pray that you do not enter into temptation, for our flesh is weak. God’s will is therefore essential for our helpless, weak bodies: “Thy will be done.”
c. Pray, pray, and pray some more. We must often pray until we receive strength not just pray so that we can say we have done our duty. In other words, pray until your will is conformed to God’s will: “Thy will be done.”
d. Be innocent in the face of the ungodly, sinners, and scornful. The only way to do this: “Thy will be done.”
VI. Conclusion
J. C. Evans Pastor Evans began his ministerial training by majoring in Christian Studies at Hillsdale College. Afterward, he attended The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and then finished his training at Greyfriars Hall under Pastor Douglas Wilson. At various times during his years of training, he worked for the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, Logos School, Canon Press, and New Saint Andrews College.... read more