The Will


 

the Gospel of Matthew

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The will

Jesus and His disciples left the Upper Room after the Last Supper was finished.  According to John 18:1, where did Jesus and His disciples go?  They went across the valley to a .

Read Matthew 26:36.  What was the name of this garden? .  On what mountain was the garden located? .

Read about the events in Gethsemane in Matthew 26:36-46.

What did Jesus plan to do in the Garden of Gethsemane?
With this in mind, He went farther into the garden with the three disciples who were closest to Him.  What were the names of these disciples.  But, in case you do not remember them, look up Mark 14:33.
How many times did Jesus leave His disciples to pray alone?
What were the disciples doing while Jesus prayed?
According to the Scripture, was the disciples’ failure due to the weakness of their spirit or the weakness of the flesh?
Whose will did the Lord Jesus want to do?
In this subject, we are going to study THE WILL.  This is the third and last part of the human personality which we will study.  We have said that the Great Commandment gives us a very clear understanding of the Human Personality.  Which of the four words that Jesus used in Mark 12:30 means the same as the following:

the emotions?
the intellect?
the will?
the whole personality?
Remember that God created man a living SOUL in His own image.  This means that God created man PERFECT in every part.  Man was made:

Perfect in his
Perfect in his
Perfect in his
But, what was the condition of man’s personality after he fell into sin?  Man’s personality was out of in every area.

Read Ephesians 2:3.  How did Paul describe the WILL which is distorted and unbalanced by sin?  “Gratifying the cravings of our sinful .”
Because our human will has been weakened by sin, Jesus calls us to surrender our whole personality to God, including our will.  What part of the human personality was Jesus talking about when He said that we should love God with all our strength?

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About georgehach

I am a retired Lay Minister, acting as a prophet for God to understand the end times that is comingg and how to prepare for it.
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