Watch our October 30, 2022 adult Sunday school class taught by Tom Cantor from Matthew 26:31-46.
First, Tom read Matthew 26:34-46. He connected this passage to Isaiah 53 and Zechariah 13:7. He noted that the amount of olives was a place where there were not only olive trees but Gethsemane means all of the mail in Hebrew. This was a place where all of us were oppressed. He made this comparison as a sort of parable as to what Jesus was going through and would go through. He also connected it to Romans 11:17.
Tom also compared and contrasted this experience on the mount of olives with the mount of transfiguration.
As an analogy to what Jesus was going through, Tom spoke of some cancer victims in his family and compared this experience to a lethal dose of chemotherapy. Another analogy Tom used was the Halloween celebrators in South Korea Who were crushed by the crowd. Tom also connected this passage to New testament passages Luke 22:53, Matthew 27:46, and John 12:31. He also connected it to Old Testament passages like Psalm 16:3, 18:4-5, 42:7, 55:5, 69:1-3, 88:3, and Jonah (specifically 2:4-5).
Tom also use the comparison of David and Goliath and noted how this would culminate in the fulfillment of Genesis 3:15, the prophecy about the seed of the woman crushing the head of the serpent while being bruised in his heel.