As He felt the awful displeasure of the Father against evil, the words were forced from Him, "My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death." {SJ 102.3}

Near the gate of the garden, Jesus had left all His disciples except Peter, James, and John, and He had gone into the garden with these three. They were His most earnest followers, and had been His closest companions. But He could not bear that even they should witness the suffering He was to endure. He said to them: {SJ 102.4}

"Tarry you here, and watch with Me." Matthew 26:38. {SJ 102.5}

He went a short distance from them, and fell prostrate upon the ground. He felt that by sin He was being separated from the Father. The gulf between them appeared so broad, so black, so deep, that He shuddered before it. {SJ 102.6}

Christ was not suffering for His Own sins, but for the sins of the world. He was feeling the displeasure of God against sin as the sinner will feel it in the great judgment day. {SJ 102.7}

In His Agony, Christ clung to the cold ground. From His Pale Lips came the bitter cry, "O My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless not as I will, but as You Will." Matthew 26:39.


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1. What did Jesus feel “of the Father against” what? (2 answers)

2. Under such deep suffering for our sin, what “Words were forced from” Jesus? Please thank Jesus for the immense suffering He endured in your behalf.

3. Who did Jesus leave “near the gate of the garden”?

4. Please name the 3 disciples with whom Jesus “had gone into the garden”?

5. For what 2 reasons had Jesus chosen these 3 disciples? Please pray that this describes you.

6. What could Jesus “not bear”?

7. What 2 things did Jesus say to the 3?

8. What did Jesus do when “He went a short distance from them”? Why? (3 answers total)

9. For what reason was “Christ...suffering”?

10. What was “Christ...feeling”...” against” what “as the sinner will feel it” when? (3 answers)

11. What did Christ do “in His Agony”?

12. What “bitter cry” “came” “'from His Pale Lips”? Please pray this prayer for yourself.

13. What does this lesson mean to you personally, and in the requested Strength of Jesus, how do you plan to apply to your life what you learned from this lesson?

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