Big Idea: The Oil Found in Galilee was Crushed in Gethsemane

Crushed in Gethsemane

And they went to a place called Gethsemane. And he said to his disciples, “Sit here while I pray.” And he took with him Peter and James and John and began to be greatly distressed and troubled. And he said to them, “My soul is very sorrowful, even to death. Remain here and watch.” And going a little farther, he fell on the ground and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from him. And he said, “Abba, Father, all things are possible for you. Remove this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.” Mark 14:32-36 ESV

Gethsemane is a Picture of the Crushed WILL

  • There is something beautiful produced in this sorrow unto death
  • The death we find in sorrow is a death to our will, a releasing of the way we think things should be and embrace the way they will be according to His will

Crushed Olives Produce Oil

  • Our response must be the same as Jesus: Abba, this situation is more than I can handle but I would rather suffer in your will then suffer outside of your will.

“But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed” Isaiah 53:5 NIV

  • He was pierced and crushed for my sin
  • He was punished for my peace
  • He was wounded for my healing

Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.” James 5:14 ESV

  • This oil was produced on the cross
  • Jesus was crushed on the cross so we would have anointed oil for healing

Gethsemane is a relinquishing of the WILL- intentionally choosing to do the will of God

  • Gethsemane prepares you for Golgotha

Forsaken on Golgotha

Golgotha: the place of the skull (I believe it is also the place of feeling forsaken)

And when the sixth hour had come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour. And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” which means, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” Mark 15:33-34 ASV

  • This kind of darkness forces one to look to God, to cry out to God and to strain to see
  • Jesus FEELS distant, strain to sense God’s presence
  • If Gethsemane is a picture of the sacrifice of the will, Golgotha is the sacrifice of our feelings and thoughts.
  • Golgotha is what we THINK/ Golgotha is what we FEEL

Beliefs and thoughts—-feelings—-actions—-results

  • Your thoughts about these situations will determine your feelings which will determine your actions and results

Called to Galilee

  • Galilee: “He is going before you to Galilee”
  • At the resurrection of Jesus, the angel reminded the disciples about the promise of Galilee

But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going before you to Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.” Mark 16: 7 ESV

  • There is something about this phrase that grips my spirit: “he is going before you to Galilee”
  • He is already there…the place of your destiny, the place of purpose, the place of power… “there you will see Him”

Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
Hebrews 12:2 NIV

  • “Fixing our eyes…there you will see Him”
  • “For the joy set before Him He endured Golgotha”- Galilee is the joy set before Him
  • He endured Gethsemane and Golgotha for Galilee
  • Galilee is the oil produced from the crushing olives in Gethsemane and Golgotha
  • Galilee made Gethsemane and Golgotha worth it


You were born for Galilee and though you may have seasons of enduring Gethsemane and Golgotha, Galilee is your ultimate destiny. We may endure seasons of sacrificing our will to God and we may have seasons of surrendering our thoughts to God, but our purpose is worth enduring the trials and tribulations.