G is for Gethsemane, Golgotha and Gospels

My posts for the A to Z Challenge this year are all about the Easter Story, recorded in 4 books of the New Testament: the Gospels. Image in sidebar links to Theme Reveal post.

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On Thursday evening immediately after the Passover meal Jesus and his disciples went to the Mount of Olives. Matthew 26:30. Then they went to a place called Gethsemane, where Jesus prayed and his disciples fell asleep, although Jesus had asked them sit while he went to pray. Matthew 26:36 and  Mark 14:32 Gethsemane is often called the Garden of Gethsemane. There were probably olive trees growing there. The prayer Jesus prayed in Gethsemane is in John 17 (If you click on one link here, I recommend this one.)

Golgotha is another important place in the Easter story. It is mentioned in three of the four Gospels. Matthew 27:33Mark 15:22 and John 19:17.

The name meant the place of the skull. It was a hill where the crucifixion took place. (Letter C)
Those about to be crucified had to carry the heavy cross on which they would be fixed with nails.

The Gospels are the books of the New Testament in which the Good News of Jesus Christ’s life and teaching were recorded by the Evangelists (people who tell the Gospel), Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. The first three Gospels contain many similar accounts. They are known as the synoptic Gospels – from the same point of view. John’s gospel is more contemplative or reflective, organising the information in a different way.

My Theme Reveal contains links to the Easter story in the New Testament.

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