August 30, 2019
Sermon Discussion Questions: The Crucifixion in Gethsemane
The following outline and discussion questions have been prepared to accompany the sermon on September 1, “The Crucifixion in Gethsemane” (Mark 14:32–42). The questions can be used for discussion in small groups or for personal reflection.
Awake and Asleep:
- Scene One (Mark 14:32–38)
- Scene Two (Mark 14:39–40)
- Scene Three (Mark 14:41–42)
Main Point: Jesus prayed to stay totally awake to and aligned with the Father’s plan and purpose and the disciples remain asleep.
- How does this passage relate to Mark 13:32–37?
- What is the “hour” that has come for Jesus, and what is the “cup” that Jesus wants to pass from him?
- When approaching death, why does Jesus respond in such a deeply troubled way when others like Socrates were calm and composed and courageous?
- What is the relationship between the cup at the Lord’s Supper and the cup in Gethsemane?
- Is your relationship with God in prayer gathering dust or growing with intimacy? What are some ways you can grow in prayer?
- How does the nature of the Lord’s Supper ground us in the good news of the gospel?
- What part of this message do you need to share with someone this week?
Pray for a grace to see all that the Son purchased for us at the cross, and pray for a grace to refresh and re-awaken our prayer lives and intimacy with God.