Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane

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“Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane” or “Christ in Gethsemane” by Hofmann was given by Flora Mason’s Bible Class in 1917. Prior to his crucifixion, Jesus and his disciples went to a garden on the Mount of Olives. They came to a place called Gethsemane, and Jesus said to his disciples, “Sit here while I pray.” He took Peter, James, and John with him. Distress and anguish came over him, and he said to them, “The sorrow in my heart is so great that it almost crushes me. Stay here and keep watch.” He went a little farther on, threw himself on the ground, and prayed that, if possible, he might not have to go through that time of suffering. “Father,” he prayed, “my father! All things are possible for you. Take this cup of suffering away from me. Yet not what I want, but what you want: Mark 14:32-42, Luke 22:39-46; Matthew 26:36-46