In the Garden of Gethsemene.

After the passover meal, Jesus climbed up to the mount of olives. At the Mount of Olives, close to the Church of all Nations, you will find a small garden of olive trees, most of these trees are very old. Some of Jesus‘s friends went up with him to the garden of Gethsemane. Jesus spoke to them saying, “This very night, you will all run away and leave me.”

Peter, replied, “I will never do that” and Jesus said, “Before the cock crows, you will say three times that you do not know me.” Peter said, “I will never say that, even if I had to die with you. ”The other disciples agreed with Peter. Jesus took three disciples with him into the garden. They were called Peter, James and John. Jesus felt a sadness come over Him and He said, “I must go and pray,  “Stay here and keep watch". And he went a little further into the garden and knelt on His knees to pray.

“O my Father, if it is possible, save me from this death, allow this cup to pass from me: but only if it is your will “ After a while he went back to Peter, James and John and found them fast asleep. He woke them up and asked them again to keep watch. Then Jesus left them again and went deeper into the garden and started praying to the Father. Every time He returned to the disciples, He found them fast asleep.

As He woke the disciples for the third time, He heard voices and saw the lights of torches entering into the garden. Judas, the disciple came up to Jesus with a large crowd of people with swords and clubs and there were chief priests and the elders of the church. They had come to arrest Jesus – Judas was leading them.

Judas said to the chief priest, “The man you want is the man I kiss." “He walked over to Jesus and kissed him on the cheek. The guards quickly surrounded Jesus. Peter, saw what was about to happen and drew his sword and cut off the ear of the chief priest’s servant. Jesus said “That’s enough!” And He reached out and placed the man’s ear back and everyone around saw the healing taking place. Jesus turned to the priests and the guards and said “Why have you come armed with swords and clubs as if I were a criminal?” The guards marched him off into the night. And if you can remember, Jesus said to Peter, “This very night, you will all run away and leave me.”And this is exactly what took place. All Jesus’s friends ran away, just as Jesus said they would. How sad and lonely Jesus must have felt when all his fiends left Him. 

Questions and Answers

Q  How many times did Jesus wake up the disciples?

Three times.

Q  What was the garden's name where Jesus prayed?

The garden of  Gethsemane.

Q  What was the disciples name who betrayed Jesus?

A  Judas.

Q  What did the disciples do when they arrested Jesus?

They ran away.

Meaning of the words.

Clubs - A long stick with a round knob  at the end.

An Elder - Is a person valued for his wisdom and holds a particular position of responsibility in a Christian group.

Criminal - A person charged with a crime.

Moral of the story.

There was no other way for men to be saved than through the innocent suffering of the Lord Jesus  This  supernatural suffering that Jesus had to go through is for you and for me. Do not let this time go passed that you do not thank the lord, for all that His dear Son had to go through for you and for me. He is the only way, the truth, and the life. He is the everlasting one.


With each Sunday school lesson, I try to give the kids special verses, activities and pictures to color in. Below you will find the download links for the special verse of the day and more. Please feel free to use them as you like for personal use in your own Sunday school classes. The wording and any images on this website are not to be sold or reproduced in any publications online or offline. I drew these pictures so that you could add your own verses to them for the day. Color the edgings with marker pens and a little bit of glitter. You can hand them out to the children to take home as bible verses for the day, even better if each child has a separate book, they can paste it into their own book.  How to Apply Wording in White Space of Picture1) On adobe reader, select sign 2) Select add text.3) Type in verse or wording.4) Select file and save as.

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Verse of the day.

Matthew 26:36

Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to them, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.”

Matthew 26:38

Then he said to them, “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.”

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Matthew 26:40

Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping. “Could you men not keep watch with me for one hour?” he asked Peter.

Coloring pictures in the garden of Gethsemene.

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Right-click to download Judas and soldiers picture.
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Craft ~ In the garden of Gethsemane.

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Right-click to download Soldier picture.
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Right-click to download craft plan of ears picture.
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Right-click to download colored soldier picture.

Materials Needed.

Plan of craft,scissors, colored markers, wax crayons, glue(pritt), colored cutex optional for dots on picture. 

Pictures of the garden of Gethsemene.

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Other pages in connection with the birth, death and Resurrection of Jesus

The birth of Jesus.

The Last Supper.

The Crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

The Burial of Jesus Christ.

The Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Jesus ascends to heaven and left the Holy Spirit behind.

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The stories are not word for word out of the Bible, they are created from my own thoughts. I am only human, so please check the stories out first before using them. 

These stories are based on easy words for children to understand, and my own thoughts. You are welcome to use your Bible to add or take away. At the bottom, there is space for you to give input and comments on the subjects. You are all welcome. We are there to make a difference in a child’s life so please come and let us work together for God’s kingdom.

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