This message by Pastor Rod Harris was delivered at Trinity Baptist Church on Sunday morning, February 24, 2008, and was taken from Mark 14:32-42.
When Jesus and his disciples went to the garden of Gethsemane it had already had been an amazing day. Don’t dare look away, lest you miss something very important. In this drama in the garden we see revealed the glory, the beauty, and the wonder of our Savior. This is at the heart of Christian worship.
- Our Lord’s experience in the garden reveals the absolute core of the cross. We talk too easily about the cross. If you can talk about the cross with dry eyes, you have become too comfortable with it. It is here in the garden that the process of Jesus becoming sin for us begins.
- Our lord’s experience in the garden reveals the tender compassion that he had for his own. The sin of the world hung over him in that moment, and yet he told his Father “Not my will, but thine be done.” even while his disciples
- Our Lord’s experience in the garden reveals his iron-willed determination. By verses 41 and 42 the fear and terror is pushed back.
Look to Christ today and live.