Bible Passage: Matthew 26
Some of you today are on the mount of olives
Some of you are in your garden of Gethsemane
More than fruit and veggies
Birds flowers – pollen “April showers bring many flowers
Bible begins with a garden
Bible ends with a garden
In the middle of that is another garden the hinge
Sin enters the first
It’s extinguished in the middle
It’s eradicated at the last
Olive’s most value is not what you eat but the oil. It has to be crushed in order to get that value.
Jesus was bruised for our iniquity He was crushed.
The oil is a type of relationship with the holy spirit and for you to receive it you too must be
2 Corinthians 5:21
“For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the
righteousness of God in him.”
2 Corinthians 5:21 KJV
We all hate the garden of Gethsemane in our on lives.
We hate to be crushed by life circumstances
We hate the weight of the trial
We love Psalms 23 The lord is my shepherd but we don’t like the valley and shadow of death
We have the victory!!!!
Do you know you can’t have a victory without a battle (devotional)
Every mountain has a valley
Matthew 27:46 my God why forsaken me
Everyone has been abandoned in someway or by someone.
Maybe a parent
Maybe a divorce
Maybe a child
Maybe a boss or job that you gave your all too
Maybe even my a church
But no one has ever been abandoned by God except for Jesus.
Jesus during this exchange said “if it’s possible let this cup pass from me” (negotiations)
Have you ever negotiated with God?
Matthew 26:36 pray with me for
And their eyes were heavy
I relate to these guys.
As soon as you start to pray you get sleepy
If it’s your favorite show you’re awake
The game you’re awake
The end of the movie you’re on the edge of your seat
What happens when you want to pray?
When you want to read and study the word?
ILL:What works for me is when I walk. Pray out loud. Read out loud. Preach to myself.
While you’re slumbering and sleeping the enemy is plotting.
Judas was a frienemy
A person who is a friend and an enemy but they didn’t start out that way.
Frenemy” (also spelled “frienemy”) is an oxymoron and a portmanteau of
“friend” and “enemy” that refers to “a person with whom one is friendly,
despite a fundamental dislike or rivalry” or “a person who combines the
characteristics of a friend and an enemy”.
Frenemy or Frienemy
Judas was not born this way.
Something in his life changed him.
Isn’t interesting that the last miracle of Jesus is from Him healing the wound of an era from one
of His disciples.
We are good at wielding our swords of the spirit to “ defend” Jesus.
This verse will cut you! Slice!
Transition into fight for your family from the cross and Mary going with home John
Jesus defended and fought for His family.
He knew he was going away and needed them protectected.
I want to challenge you to fight for your family…there is a enemy out there trying to destroy the
You can say that today…living bible…Good morning
Matthew 28:9 Good morning Jesus
9 And as they were running, suddenly Jesus was there in front of
“Good morning!”[a] he said. And they fell to the ground before him,
holding his feet and worshiping him.
You may have been aboandoned by friends, family, job but Jesus
will never abandoned you.