The Love of Jesus (12/10)

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John 18:1-11Matthew 26:36-46

WE know from John’s gospel that Jesus prayed first for all of His disciples and for all Believers who would be here in the world when He left. And, only after that, does He pray for Himself.

What does that teach us?

Matthew Jesus as we know is fully God and fully human, here we see the human side of Jesus, that He is just as troubled, agitated, and sorrowful as we would be and are in the face of the worst tribulations and troubles the world throws at us. Here we see the humanity of Jesus displayed clearly just as we saw him being God in the miracles and love he has shown throughout the gospels. This prayer here in the garden shows us that while he is fully God, He is also like us since He is fully man.  

Will you be found praying and active in God’s Kingdom or sleeping when Jesus returns?

Matthew 4:1-11 the temptation of Jesus…

In Hebrews 4:15-16, For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne  of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Jesus knew what it was like to be hungry so he fed the 5000; he knows what it’s like to have friends desert you, to be tempted, to put something ahead of God, for comfort and convenience sake.

John 18:2-11

The authority of Jesus vs. 4-6 – calm storms, walk on water, cast out demons, heal the sick… And when Jesus entered Peter’s house, he saw his mother-in-law lying sick with a fever. He touched her hand, and the fever left her, and she rose and began to serve him. That evening they brought to him many who were oppressed by demons, and he cast out the spirits with a word and healed all who were sick. – Matthew 8

Again the love of Jesus is seen for us in verses 7 and 8 – LET THEM GO!

Vs. 11 Jesus came to do the Fathers will……shall I not drink the cup that the Father has give n me?”  Obedience

In Matthew 26if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will. – My Father, if this cannot pass unless I drink it, your will be done.”
Peter’s courage against so large a force…

Further Reading: Matthew 26:43-56, Mark 14:43-50, Luke 22:47-54

On Jesus’ authority: Matthew 7:29, 8:16, 9:6-8, 28:18, Mark 3:13-15, Luke 4:31-37, 1 Peter 3:18-22

On God’s Love: John 3:16, Romans 5:1-11 (8), 1 John 4:16-19, John 15:12-17

Digging Deeper:

What is love?

How did Jesus show His love to the world?

How has Jesus loved you?

Are you ready to receive the love of Christ?

I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. – Matthew 16:18

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