From Terror to a Trial: a Rollercoaster of Emotions

Some thoughts on Jesus’ prayer in Gethsemane, arrest and trial. Jesus must have felt overwhelmed with emotions, but he didn’t let his emotions take control of him.

Honest about my faith

jesus-in-gethsemaneIt’s okay to feel emotional, but we need to consider how we cope with and continue when our emotions mean that we want to curl up and hide.

Jesus prayed, ‘and being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground’ (Luke 22.44).

Jesus was terrified and he prayed to God (his Father) that the suffering that was ahead of him might be taken away but he also went on to say that he would submit to God’s will.

Jesus and his disciples had come from their Passover meal that we talked about yesterday and they had gone to pray in the garden of Gethsemane.

It is interesting that Jesus left a religious gathering to go outdoors to pray.

Our relationship with God shouldn’t be just dependent on those times when we worship with others, we need to make space to talk God him in our everyday…

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About honestaboutmyfaith

Hi, my name is Graeme and I’m married to a very patient wife. We have 4 children, 2 rabbits, a terrapin (and not a lot of peace and quiet!). I’m a Baptist Minister who is especially interested in making Church accessible to people who have no church background and also in how we disciple people in order to equip them to live out their faith in the 21st Century. I am also a member of the Eastern Baptist Association's Council with responsibility for Mission Strategy.
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