Matthew Study - April 7
April 7, 2019, 7:03 PM

Read Matthew 26:36-75

 

Tell about a time when you felt God was leading you to do something difficult, maybe something you didn’t want to do.

 

If possible, share about a time when you doubted whether or not God cared about you or that He even existed.

 

Talk about what Jesus prays about in the Garden of Gethsemane (Matthew 26:38-44). What does this tell us about Jesus?

 

Share your opinion about Judas Iscariot, the man known for betraying Jesus. Is it possible Judas was doing what he was supposed to do? Look at Matthew 26:54. (You may also want to look ahead to Matthew 27:3-5.)

 

Talk about Judas’ betrayal (Matthew 26:14-16, 47-50) and Peter’s denial (Matthew 26:69-75). Is one worse than the other?

 

 

What is the significance of what Jesus says in Matthew 26:64?

 

It is interesting that Jesus prayed three times, “If it is possible, may this cup be taken from me” (Matthew 26:36-44) and Peter denied Jesus three times (Matthew 26:69-75). Talk about what the meaning behind this might be. How are they different?

 

Talk about how all of Matthew 26:36-75 – the disciples falling asleep in the garden, Judas’s betrayal, the disciples deserting Jesus, the Sanhedrin’s rejection of Jesus, Peter’s denial – applies to us on a personal level.