Why did Jesus pray in the garden before His trial and crucifixion?

It is in the garden on the eve of Jesus’ trial that we truly see the humanity and the humility of Jesus on display.  It is here that He wrestles with what He is about to face and it is here that He prays for the strength to endure it all.  You see even though Jesus came to offer Himself up as a sacrifice for many, He still needed to make the choice to go through with it.  What would He choose?  Would it be an easy choice for Him?  Would He seek out another option?  The beauty of the cross is not simply that Jesus paid for our sins, the beauty of the cross is wrapped up in a God who loved us and His son who knew the suffering it would entail but chose to do it anyway.

In this Sermon

We are going to take a look at the difficult decision that Jesus had that night in the garden and how He faced it.

Scripture References

Mark 14:32-36Luke 22:43-44, Ephesians 4:9-10, Matthew 26:42, Hebrews 12:1-2

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