Compare and Contrast of Jesus’ three agonizing prayer in Gethsemane: Matthew 26:30, 36-46, Mark 14:26, 32-42, Luke 22:39-46, John 18:1.
There were many differences in the way each author reported on this prayer. It was important because Jesus was praying right before He was betrayed by Judas and subsequently arrested.
The only thing that all four gospels report the same was that Jesus went to Mount Olive, a usual place for Him, and prayed.
Matthew, Mark, and Luke describe Jesus as being troubled and deeply saddened before He prayed. They all say that Jesus took men with Him to the garden. Matthew and Mark give names or description of the men that were with Jesus while Luke just ...view middle of the document...
John was a very short summation of what happened. It just says that Jesus went to the garden to pray and that Judas knew He went there with His disciples often. John does not give any detail as to what was said while the other 3 do, albeit to varying degrees.
The three things that I chose from John that were not in the other gospels were: Jesus’ first miracle which was turning water to wine in 2:1-11, the healing of the child at Capernaum while Jesus was in Cana in 4:46-54, and the ridicule by Jesus’ half-brothers in 7:2-9.
Jesus first miracle was at a wedding in Cana in Galilee. Mary was at this wedding and therefore Jesus and His disciples were there, too. Mary approached Jesus because they were running out of wine. This was considered a serious offense and very inhospitable. Jesus tries to tell His mother that it is not time to reveal the power of the Holy Spirit. She walks away with directions to the servants to do as Jesus instructs them. Jesus told them to fill 6 ceremonial jugs to the brim and then bring them back. When they had done as He instructed, He told them to take some to the master at the head table. The master called the groom over to compliment him. It was usual that the family would...