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The ultimate goal of redemption is to make us worshipers. The Lord Jesus Christ said: “…True worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him.” (John 4:23 ESV)

Worship, while difficult to define, is the result of being occupied with Christ – His person and work.

This weekly meditation is prepared by Dr. Sandy Higgins. Its purpose is to give believers truth to think about and develop in their own minds and hearts throughout the week. Ultimately, as the week progresses, daily worship will result in hearts full of adoration for the Lord Jesus on the Lord’s Day (Sunday) as believers gather to remember Him.

Dr. A.J. Higgins is the Editor of the Christian magazine, Truth and Tidings and is well known in many parts of the world for his relevant and clear Bible teaching. He lives in New Jersey with his wife Ruth.

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pramsay posted on October 05, 2009 07:07

Monday Meditation

From the desk of Dr. A.J. Higgins

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Gethsemane

“That the Scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled.”

Matthew 26:56

Each Gospel account stresses a different aspect of the Garden and focuses upon a slightly different expression from Christ as He submitted to wicked men.

Matthew stresses the fulfillment of the Old Testament prophets. It is consistent with the theme he has been developing throughout his Gospel account. Mark seems to place his emphasis upon the word ‘must’ (Mark 14:49). Luke is entirely different: “This is your hour and the power of darkness” (Luke 22:53). The perfect Man delivered over into the hands of wicked men and Satanic fury. John reported, “The cup which the Father hath given Me, shall I not drink it?” (John 18:11).

Each expression is consistent with the theme of each gospel, yet taken together they remind us of all that took Christ to Calvary: to fulfill the Word of God, to complete the service given Him, to defeat the power of Satan, and to accomplish the Father’s will.

Questions to Consider:

1.  What prophecies were being fulfilled by the apprehension of the Lord Jesus in the Garden?

2.  Why do you think the Lord Jesus questioned the mob which came to take Him (v 55)?

3.  Was the arrest and crucifixion of Christ also the inevitable result of the confrontation between absolute holiness and fallen humanity?

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This weekly meditation is prepared by Dr. Sandy Higgins. Its purpose is to give believers truth to think about and develop in their own minds and hearts throughout the week. Ultimately, as the week progresses, daily worship will result in hearts full of adoration for the Lord Jesus on the Lord’s Day (Sunday) as believers gather to remember Him.

Print this off. Keep it nearby for the week. Jot down your thoughts and responses to each question. What other questions come to your mind as you meditate on this verse?

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