Gethsemane Jesus' prayers

HideShow resource information
  • Created by: Jess0699
  • Created on: 17-02-15 17:07

Gethsemane Jesus' prayers

Why might this passage causes problems for Chrisitan today?

  • How could God the Son be 'deeply distressed and troubled' - surely Jesus shouldn't feel this way?
  • Why would Jesus ask God to tke this cup away from him? Did he not trust his father, God?
  • If He had to ask questions of God anyway perhaps Jesus is not God?
  • The disciples fall asleep when Jesus needs them most. Not very promising for people like Peter - the first Pope!
  • Jesus said, "Not what I will, but what you will" - doesn't this suggest that Jesus was sperate from God rather than part of the Trinity. 

IMPORTANT BECAUSE...

- Shows Jesus' humanity and his divinity (being God)

As GOD: He knew death awaited him.

As HUMAN: He anticipated the tortutre He would face at hands of Roman guards before death.

Human agonies of despair, fear, tiredness and even trying to avoid suffering if possible.

1 of 2

Gethsemane Jesus' prayers part 2

Jesus prayed, he said "Abba" Aramaic word for father

In Jesus' time, most Jewish people would find this disrespectful way to speak to God.

IMPORTANT:

Gethsemane became place Jesus accepted his mission to the world involved suffering and death.

2 of 2

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar Religious Studies resources:

See all Religious Studies resources »See all Christianity resources »