2018-02-18 — Only Jesus Can

Church Year: Lent 1:
Date: February 18, 2018

Theme: Only Jesus Can

– Matthew 26:36-46

– Pastor: John Hein

The Order of Worship: Bulletin

Liturgy: WS, p. 12 ff.


TLH 159 : Go to Dark Gethsemane Hymnary.org link
TLH 140 : Jesus, I Will Ponder Now Hymnary.org link
TLH 151 st. 1-3,6-7: Christ, the Life of All the Living Hymnary.org link
WS 724 : Jesus, Remember Me Hymnary.org link

Theme: Only Jesus Can

Matthew 26:36–46

Jesus Prays in Gethsemane

36 Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to his disciples, “Sit here, while I go over there and pray.” 37 And taking with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, he began to be sorrowful and troubled. 38 Then he said to them, “My soul is very sorrowful, even to death; remain here, and watch1 with me.” 39 And going a little farther he fell on his face and prayed, saying, “My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will.” 40 And he came to the disciples and found them sleeping. And he said to Peter, “So, could you not watch with me one hour? 41 Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” 42 Again, for the second time, he went away and prayed, “My Father, if this cannot pass unless I drink it, your will be done.” 43 And again he came and found them sleeping, for their eyes were heavy. 44 So, leaving them again, he went away and prayed for the third time, saying the same words again. 45 Then he came to the disciples and said to them, “Sleep and take your rest later on.2 See, the hour is at hand, and the Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. 46 Rise, let us be going; see, my betrayer is at hand.”


[1] 26:38 Or keep awake; also verses 40, 41

[2] 26:45 Or Are you still sleeping and taking your rest?