Jesus isn’t completely abandoned by His disciples when He’s dragged to the High Priest’s house. Peter slinks in the darkness, but when confronted, he joins the ranks of Judas in betraying Jesus. What’s the difference between Peter and Judas?
After the scattering of the church, Jesus is brought before the Sanhedrin to be tried for blasphemy. The details of the event clue us into the shady nature of their agenda. The kangaroo court is assembled and Christ is brought forward to defend Himself. Does He?
The moment of Jesus’ betrayal is at hand. After His prayer in Gethsemane, Jesus’ arrest is imminent and what does the church do? Listen to Pastor Ryan Patterson as he unpacks the betrayals Jesus experienced on the night of His arrest.
While Jesus’ prayer in Gethsemane is a prime example of the power of prayer, it is also a telling story of human weakness. Thrice our Lord chides Peter, James, and John to pray with Him, and thrice He is disappointed. What hope have we if even the disciples closest to Jesus struggle to pray?
Facing the reality and scope of His earthly mission, Jesus prays “remove this cup from me.” This moment of grief teaches us much about the power of prayer and the weight of our sins on Christ’s shoulders.
About the Series
The Gospel of Mark was composed to the glory of God and for the Church as a witness to the selfless, sinless life of the Son of Man.