19 The Passion of the Christ

19 The Passion of - 19.ThePassionof theChrist Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly and his sweat was

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1 19. The Passion of  the Christ “And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground . . .” (Luke 22:24) “Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane”
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2 Off to Gethsemane Jesus and the Disciples Go to Gethsemane (Mark 14:32; Matt 26:36; Luke 22:39; John 18:1) John, otherwise the most theological, passes over this incident in virtual silence! Did he omit details out of reverence? Were “plain and precious parts” lost or taken, awaiting the restoration of the “fulness of the record of John?” Luke has more detail than the others—was John, who was there, his source?
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3 The Garden of Gethsemane Gethsemane was an olive grove and the site of an olive press Gethsemane means “oil press” Olive oil first runs red when it is beginning to be crushed Olive oil was used to anoint Israel’s prophets, priests, and kings Jewish tradition identifies the olive tree with the Tree of Life Why are we in a Garden? OT Sacrifice: 1) Lay sins on head of animal 2) Sacrifice the animal Both Gethsemane and Calvary were part of the Atonement! .
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The Atonement Jesus finds a secluded location What happens? (Mk 14:33-37) What does Jesus ask? Father’s feelings? Luke fills in the gaps Angel helps him (22:43) Michael? “great drops of blood” (44) What is happening to Jesus here? Remember the crushing of the olives! Significance of 2 Cor 5:21
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This note was uploaded on 11/25/2011 for the course REL A 211 taught by Professor Olson during the Summer '08 term at BYU.

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19 The Passion of - 19.ThePassionof theChrist Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly and his sweat was

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