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Lesson 63: Crisis grips Christ’ life, Christ grips His Destiny (Matthew 26:35-46)

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This message on Matthew 26 was preached by Tom Sorensen in continuation of David Anderson's Matthew series at Littleton Bible Chapel on April 13, 2014.

Outline:

1. Gethsemane marks the next step in the three year drift towards the abandonment of Christ.

2. Gethsemane marks a shift in Jesus from controlling his emotions about the horror of the cross to being overwhelmed by them.

3. Gethsemane marks a shift from inner uncertainty to renewed confidence in Jesus’ destiny.

a) The futility of Jesus’ ministry without a cross
b) The promise in Scripture of the joys set before Christ Jesus

4. In what sense Jesus desired a way that avoided the cross and in what sense he knew there was no way apart from the cross.

Related Topics: Christology, Suffering, Trials, Persecution

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