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Describe the events that took place on Mount Olives. 22:39-53.

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  • Jesus went to Mt. olives and the disciples followed him.
  • He told the disciples to pray that they may not enter into temptations.
  • He withdrew from them about a stone’s throw and knelt down and prayed saying,
  • “father if thou art will remove this cup from me, nevertheless not my will, but thine be done”.
  • When he rose from prayer, he found the disciples sleeping for sorrow.
  • Jesus woke them, saying they should pray so that they may not enter into temptations.
  • While he was still speaking, a crowd came led by Judas, one of his disciples.
  • He drew near to Jesus to kiss him.
  • Jesus asked Judas why he would betray the son of man with a kiss.
  • The disciples asked whether they would strike with the sword.
  • One of them struck off a slave’s ear.
  • Jesus restrained him, touched the slave’s ear and healed him.
  • Jesus asked the chief priests and the officers why they had come to arrest him as if he was a robber with swords and clubs.
  • He acknowledged that it was their hour and the power of darkness was at hand.
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