Rev. Dr. Williams Preaches at the Garden of Gethsemane (CCBC’s 2018 Israel trip – 3/11/18) – Co-op City Baptist Church

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Rev. Dr. Williams Preaches at the Garden of Gethsemane (CCBC’s 2018 Israel trip – 3/11/18)

“… after they’ve seen them they … make their transition….” (5:29).

This is a great analogy that Rev. Williams makes as he talks about how Jesus prayed in the Garden while supported by disciples Peter, James and John.

Pastor Sheldon Williams preaching on Sunday at the Garden of Gethsemane

Posted by Frederick Crawford on Tuesday, March 13, 2018