Matthew 26:30-56

  1. How do these verses indicate the strength to do God’s will that Christ found through his knowledge of Scripture?
    Consider how frequently during these last hours our Lord quoted the Old Testament.
    What ought we to learn from this concerning the way to face the demands of Christ’s service?
  2. Wherein lay the particular agony to Jesus of the experience in the garden?
    Why did he shrink so much from the cross?
    Consider this section in the light of Heb. 5:7-9; 10:4-10; 1 Pet. 2:24.
  3. What does our Lord pinpoint as the reason for the disciples’ failure in the garden?
    Consider in how many ways they did fail that night, and how relevant this is to our situation.
    Cf. what Peter wrote in 1 Pet. 5:8, 9.