Not my will but yours... Mark 14:32-52

Getting started

  • What was this week’s sermon about?
  • What did it make you think or feel?
  • Has God prompted anything in you as a result of the sermon?
  • Was there anything you disagreed with?

Look at the text

Read Mark 14: 32-52

  • Summarise God’s plan for humanity and the world from creation to new creation. See how few words you can use!
  • In what way could the events of this passage be seen as a failure of God’s plan?
  • In  what way could they be seen as a success?
  • Mark’s description of this night can be read in a matter of minutes, but how long do you think this scene lasted?
  • Why was Jesus’ soul overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death?
  • Why do you think Jesus was so determined to pray at this time?
  • Do you think verses 35 & 36 were easy for Jesus to pray?
  • Did Jesus have free will? What were his options?
  • What would happen if he didn’t do it?
  • What do you think God the father was feeling at this time?
  • What is your emotional response to Jesus saying ‘Yet not what I will, but what your will’?
  • In what areas of your life have you found it easy to follow Jesus’ example?
  • In what areas have you found it difficult?
  • Why is it difficult for you?