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Open your Bible to the fourteenth chapter of Mark…Mark’s gospel, chapter 14. We are in the history of Mark, in the Passion Week of our Lord Jesus Christ, the week of His crucifixion and resurrection. As we come to chapter 14 of Mark and verses 32 to 42, we come to a very familiar account of our Lord’s agony in the Garden of Gethsemane as He wrestles with the reality of the coming cross later that day. This is set on Friday, in the middle of the night, the very day He was crucified and died.

As we approach verses 32 to 42 in our ongoing study of our Lord’s death and resurrection, it might be good for us to remember that the prophet Isaiah gave us a prophecy directly of the Messiah’s suffering. In Isaiah chapter 53, that is a great historic prophecy, the prophet said many things about how that Christ would be wounded for our transgressions, bruised for our iniquities and chastised for our peace with God, that He would suffer in our place. But He also said this, in Isaiah 53:3, he said, “The Messiah would be a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. A man of sorrows, acquainted with grief.”...

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John MacArthur is the pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, as well as an author, conference speaker, president of The Master’s College and Seminary, and featured teacher with the Grace to You media ministry...

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