Mark 14:32–42 – “His Willingness” – Kerry Kaino
1. What different emotions experienced by Jesus do you see indicated in these verses, and what life situations were linked with these emotions?
2. Jesus took Peter, James and John with Him deeper into Gethsemane than the other disciples. What might that say about the hopes that Jesus had for them? Jesus found them sleeping instead of watching and praying … three times. In what ways are Jesus’ words, "The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak" (verse 38), a statement of reality? What then, can we do?
3. What do the words, "Abba, Father" (verse 36), indicate about Jesus’ relationship with His Father in Heaven? What are the implications of that truth for our own lives?
4. What are some of the hopes, struggles, and promise found in Jesus’ prayer to His heavenly Father, "Yet not what I will, but what you will" (verse 36), as we seek to make that our own prayer?