Innocence’s Agony

March 17, 2019 Preacher: Ryan Brice Series: Luke: Innocence Slain

Passage: Luke 22:39–53


 Innocence’s Agony

Luke 22:39-53


Pastor Ryan Brice

March 17, 2019

 Agony Over the Wrath to Come


  • 39-41And he came out and went, as was his custom, to the Mount of Olives, and the disciples followed him. And when he came to the place, he said to them, “Pray that you may not enter into temptation.” And he withdrew from them about a stone’s throw, and knelt down and prayed,


ₒ  Mark 13:32-34


  • 42saying, “Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me. Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done.”


ₒ  John 1:1-3

ₒ  2 Corinthians 5:21

ₒ  I John 2:2

ₒ  Hebrews 5:7


  • 43, 44 And there appeared to him an angel from heaven, strengthening him. And being in agony he prayed more earnestly; and his sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground.


ₒ  Psalm 91:11, 12


  • 45, 46 And when he rose from prayer, he came to the disciples and found them sleeping for sorrow, and he said to them, “Why are you sleeping? Rise and pray that you may not enter into temptation.”


Agony Over Intimate Betrayal


  • 47, 48 While he was still speaking, there came a crowd, and the man called Judas, one of the twelve, was leading them. He drew near to Jesus to kiss him, but Jesus said to him, “Judas, would you betray the Son of Man with a kiss?”


ₒ  Luke 9:44


Compassion in the Midst of Agony


  • 49-51 And when those who were around him saw what would follow, they said, “Lord, shall we strike with the sword?” And one of them struck the servant of the high priest and cut off his right ear. But Jesus said, “No more of this!” And he touched his ear and healed him.


ₒ  John 18:10

ₒ  Luke 6:27-31


Agony Over Evil’s Temporary Victory


  • 52, 53 Then Jesus said to the chief priests and officers of the temple and elders, who had come out against him, “Have you come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs? When I was with you day after day in the temple, you did not lay hands on me. But this is your hour, and the power of darkness.”


ₒ  Ephesians 6:12

ₒ  John 16:32, 33


So What?


  • Jesus demonstrated great trust in the Father’s plan in the midst of unspeakable agony.


ₒ  Proverbs 3:5, 6


Further Discussion


  • Is prayer in the face of agony, tribulation, or hardship your first refuge?
  • In what areas of your life do you find it difficult to trust in God’s sovereign plan?


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