48…Messiah — The Arrest — Matthew 26.36-56…Handout

What do we do, when we are facing an overwhelming problem? _______________________________
With betrayal afoot, denial proclaimed, and the evening’s events fully underway, as Jesus now leads His disciples to Gethsemane. The moment before us is a true pressing, for Gethsemane means oil_______.
The Garden of_______________ is a fitting place to pray, where one could press into God, filter moments for better clarity, and be made ready for sacrificial living. 

Jesus presses in prayer to sweat blood Luke 22:44

The Arrest of Jesus: Seek & __________________

1) Seek Strength_______________In Prayer (26:36-46)

Witness the value Jesus Christ places on _________, knowing the Cross is before Him. Matthew 26:36

Jesus takes His______ most trusted disciples Peter, James, and John further to pray with Him. Matthew 26:37

These same three disciples (Peter, James, and John) join Him on the Mt of________________ Matthew 17:18

We are witnessing Jesus’ soul be crushed (περίλυπος perilypos) with grief, to the point of death Matthew 26:38

Each of us, disciples included, have broken the Lord’s heart, yet He sees you, us as_______! Hebrews 12:2-3

Listen intently, because the blood of Jesus is enough!

Jesus asks is there any other way? Matthew 26:39

After praying Jesus checks and find His_____ trusted disciples sleeping. Ever caught sleeping during prayer?

Jesus now asks us to________and pray Matthew 26:41 

Watch and pray are present tense verbs, indicating continuous action on our part. Pray without ceasing. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)

Prayer fuels us spiritually and Jesus warns us to not be overly confident in our own spiritual power. In life we must prayerfully depend upon________.

Jesus comes a_________ time to check Matthew 26:42

He comes back a________ time and asks still sleeping? 

2) Remember, ___________ Alone (26:47-56) Judas betrays Jesus for______ pieces of silver Matthew 26:15

Notice Judas calls Jesus, rabbi (teacher) Matthew 26:49

What is cutting off an ear to laying down one’s life? John 15:13 

Jesus asks for permission to permit_______ Luke 22:31 

God’s wants disciples, not vigilantes Leviticus 24:17

Jesus sat day after day teaching scripture to fulfill all prophecy, and the disciples just flee Matthew 26:55-56

The LORD requires us to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk___________ with our God Micah 6:8

When being tempted after His baptism Jesus responds all_____ times using the Book of__________________

Deuteronomy 31:8~The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. (NIV)

Our Takeaway: _____________________________________________________________________

2 Chronicles 15:2~…The LORD is with you when you are with him. If you seek him, he will be found by you, (NIV)

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