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"The Agony of Jesus in the Garden"—a Painful Story

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"The Agony of Jesus"- a religious type of Article

"Take this cup from me," Jesus said. Jesus enters a garden where he experiences great anguish and prays to be delivered from his impending death on the cross while also submitting to his Father's will.


Teacher Rhea told a story to the children of Sagay SDA Church during the Children's Sermonette about Jesus' agony in the garden of Gethsemane.

Teacher Rhea begins her statement with this. "In His final communion with the disciples, Jesus prays in a garden on the Mount of Olives. Good Morning, kids! Did you know that Jesus is an example of being a prayerful man? Teacher Rhea asked. That's amazing, right? As a result, I say to you, children, that now is the time for you to practice leading the prayer. So, may I ask Fea to lead the prayer?


Fea, an 8-year-old, started praying. And then Teacher Rhea began her story about Jesus' agony. "Soon the life of Jesus will come to an end. And when Jesus had come to the end of all these words, he said to his disciples, "After two days of the Passover, the Son of man will be given up to the death of the cross." Children were scared and sad.


"Children, do you like the garden? Do you think that the garden is for happiness and enjoyment only?” Teacher Rhea asked. “Yes teacher, of course, that's a garden. It should be a happy memory," Aya replied.


Teacher Rhea continued the story.


Then comes Jesus with them to a place named Gethsemane, and says to his disciples, "Be seated here, while I go over there for prayer." And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee and became sad and very troubled. Then he says to them, "My soul is very sad, even to death: keep watch with me here."


And he went forward a little, and falling on his face in prayer, he said, "O my Father, if it is possible, let this cup go from me; but let it not be my pleasure, but yours be done." And he comes to the disciples and sees that they are sleeping, and he says to Peter, "What, were you not able to keep watch with me for one hour?" Keep watch with prayer, so that you may not be put to the test: the spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is feeble.

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Again, a second time, he went away, and said in prayer, "O my Father, if this may not go from me without my taking it, let your pleasure be done." And he came again and saw them sleeping, for their eyes were tired. And he went away from them again, and a third time he said the same prayer.


Then he comes to the disciples and says to them, Go on sleeping now, and take your rest; for the hour has come, and the Son of man is given into the hands of evil men.


"Now kids, did you feel the agony of Jesus? “Are you sad?" The teacher asked. "Yes, teacher. “We felt sad about what happened to Jesus," Hermione replied. "But teacher, what happened next?" Ivan asked.


Alright, children, that's the end of our story this morning. The story shows us the close relationship and trust Jesus had with his Father. Jesus went to the Father with his deepest troubles and honestly cried out to Him. Not only did Jesus trust God with his fears, sadness, and requests, but he also trusted the perfect plan God had for his future.


So, kids, remember that that's the importance of prayer. For you to build a deeper and stronger relationship with God, you must talk to Him through sincere prayer. Remember, God promised us that "Whenever you pray, be sincere and not like the pretenders who love the attention they receive while praying before others in the meetings and on street corners. Believe me, they’ve already received their reward.”


The Agony of Jesus is the saddest part that happens in the garden of Gethsemane. However, it was a blessing too. While the exact location is difficult to pinpoint, the Bible indicates the Garden of Gethsemane is on the Mount of Olives, a historic place of great meaning throughout the Bible. The Garden of Gethsemane was a place of great importance to Jesus, referred to in all four Gospels as a place where Christ retreated into deep prayer and a time of agony before His arrest and crucifixion, and near where He ascended to heaven in the Book of Acts. The garden at Gethsemane is a place whose name means "oil press".


But before Teacher Rhea dismissed the kids, she ended it with a special prayer for them.

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