John Chapter 18

John 18

1When Jesus had spoken these words, he went forth with his disciples over the brook Cedron, where was a garden, into the which he entered, and his disciples.

2And Judas also, which betrayed him, knew the place: for Jesus ofttimes resorted thither with his disciples.

3Judas then, having received a band of men and officers from the chief priests and Pharisees, cometh thither with lanterns and torches and weapons.

4Jesus therefore, knowing all things that should come upon him, went forth, and said unto them, Whom seek ye?

5They answered him, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus saith unto them, I am he. And Judas also, which betrayed him, stood with them.

6As soon then as he had said unto them, I am he, they went backward, and fell to the ground.

7Then asked he them again, Whom seek ye? And they said, Jesus of Nazareth.

8Jesus answered, I have told you that I am he: if therefore ye seek me, let these go their way:

9That the saying might be fulfilled, which he spake, Of them which thou gavest me have I lost none.

10Then Simon Peter having a sword drew it, and smote the high priest’s servant, and cut off his right ear. The servant’s name was Malchus.

11Then said Jesus unto Peter, Put up thy sword into the sheath: the cup which my Father hath given me, shall I not drink it?

12Then the band and the captain and officers of the Jews took Jesus, and bound him,

13And led him away to Annas first; for he was father in law to Caiaphas, which was the high priest that same year.

14Now Caiaphas was he, which gave counsel to the Jews, that it was expedient that one man should die for the people.

15And Simon Peter followed Jesus, and so did another disciple: that disciple was known unto the high priest, and went in with Jesus into the palace of the high priest.

16But Peter stood at the door without. Then went out that other disciple, which was known unto the high priest, and spake unto her that kept the door, and brought in Peter.

17Then saith the damsel that kept the door unto Peter, Art not thou also one of this man’s disciples? He saith, I am not.

18And the servants and officers stood there, who had made a fire of coals; for it was cold: and they warmed themselves: and Peter stood with them, and warmed himself.

19The high priest then asked Jesus of his disciples, and of his doctrine.

20Jesus answered him, I spake openly to the world; I ever taught in the synagogue, and in the temple, whither the Jews always resort; and in secret have I said nothing.

21Why askest thou me? ask them which heard me, what I have said unto them: behold, they know what I said.

22And when he had thus spoken, one of the officers which stood by struck Jesus with the palm of his hand, saying, Answerest thou the high priest so?

23Jesus answered him, If I have spoken evil, bear witness of the evil: but if well, why smitest thou me?

24Now Annas had sent him bound unto Caiaphas the high priest.

25And Simon Peter stood and warmed himself. They said therefore unto him, Art not thou also one of his disciples? He denied it, and said, I am not.

26One of the servants of the high priest, being his kinsman whose ear Peter cut off, saith, Did not I see thee in the garden with him?

27Peter then denied again: and immediately the cock crew.

28Then led they Jesus from Caiaphas unto the hall of judgment: and it was early; and they themselves went not into the judgment hall, lest they should be defiled; but that they might eat the passover.

29Pilate then went out unto them, and said, What accusation bring ye against this man?

30They answered and said unto him, If he were not a malefactor, we would not have delivered him up unto thee.

31Then said Pilate unto them, Take ye him, and judge him according to your law. The Jews therefore said unto him, It is not lawful for us to put any man to death:

32That the saying of Jesus might be fulfilled, which he spake, signifying what death he should die.

33Then Pilate entered into the judgment hall again, and called Jesus, and said unto him, Art thou the King of the Jews?

34Jesus answered him, Sayest thou this thing of thyself, or did others tell it thee of me?

35Pilate answered, Am I a Jew? Thine own nation and the chief priests have delivered thee unto me: what hast thou done?

36Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.

37Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.

38Pilate saith unto him, What is truth? And when he had said this, he went out again unto the Jews, and saith unto them, I find in him no fault at all.

39But ye have a custom, that I should release unto you one at the passover: will ye therefore that I release unto you the King of the Jews?

40Then cried they all again, saying, Not this man, but Barabbas. Now Barabbas was a robber.

20 thoughts on “John Chapter 18

  1. 27Peter then denied again: and immediately the cock crew.

    I bet he wished he had prayed (kept watch) when Jesus told him to instead of sleeping. He warned/ woke him up 3 times to pray that he may not give in to temptation… and the rooster crowed 3 times, there are no coincidences but their are divine appointments and this was one He didn’t want to miss. I can only imagine someone saying “..duh, I told you so dummy!” But thats not Jesus’ way, yet another example of his wonderful love.Thank you Jesus for your grace, and forgiveness that you bestowed upon us just as you did Simon Peter, that we may repent and die daily.

  2. V.36 My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I shall not be delivered to the jews: but now is my kingdom is not from hence.

  3. THE POWER OF I AM

    5 They answered him, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus saith unto them, I am he. And Judas also, which betrayed him, stood with them.

    6 As soon then as he had said unto them, I am he, they went backward, and fell to the ground.

    In Exodus 3:14 as the is directing Moses for the deliverance of the children of Israel And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.

    I am that I am. This explains his name Jehovah, and signifies, (1.) That he is self-existent; he has his being of himself, and has no dependence upon any other: the greatest and best man in the world must say, By the grace of God I am what I am; but God says absolutely—and it is more than any creature, man or angel, can say—I am that I am. Being self-existent, he cannot but be self-sufficient, and therefore all-sufficient, and the inexhaustible fountain of being and bliss.

    No doubt those that came to take hold of Jesus had heard the testimonies of old regarding the power of I AM; and when they heard Jesus (GOD) say I AM HE the literal power of that statement overwhelmed them and no doubt had Jesus not made himself available they would have fled.

    I AM be with us today is my prayer in JESUS name.

    BE Church

  4. v11 Then said Jesus unto Peter, put up thy sword into the sheath: the cup which my Fathet hath given me, shall I not drink it?

    We as God’s people have a choice to make.
    (1) The sword .or (2) The cup.

    If we choose the sword we will die by the sword.
    That’s not GOD’s way. It’s better to suffer wrong
    than to do wrong. It’s been said,”It’s more manly to control than to lose control”
    Let no flesh glory in His presence. Turn your fight to JesusChrist,and refuse to be an instrument of vengeance .

    If we as GOD’s people choose the cup. Thank GOD that our cup runneth over even in our pain.
    Every bit of pain we ever endure first passed through the Father’s Cup.
    HE knows, cares, and feels when we suffer, and the pain we bare.

  5. 38Pilate saith unto him, What is truth? And when he had said this, he went out again unto the Jews, and saith unto them, I find in him no fault at all.

    The power of speaking the truth. It will confuse the enemy and set you free. Pilate didn’t see any fault of Jesus,and that’s why Pilate washed his hands because he believed that Jesus was faultless.

  6. 36Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.

  7. Looking For Comfort In Conflict

    25And Simon Peter stood and warmed himself. They said therefore unto him, Art not thou also one of his disciples? He denied it, and said, I am not.

    No doubt Peter loved Jesus. Peter, the one who without hesitation removed the ear from a man with the swift swing of a blade, finds himself denying the very one he was fighting for. What inside of him caused him to deny Jesus, the one whom Peter loved.

    Was it his association with the “King of the Jews,” maybe it was his association with those Jesus people! Whatever the internal conflict was inside of him he was afraid to be associated with Jesus or his disciples. He tried to comfort the conflict by getting lost in the crowd. He tried to just warm himself in the fire as he was dealing with this conflict; but he couldn’t be comforted by the warmth of a fire. He couldn’t be comforted by separating himself from the people he belonged with. At the sound of a cock crowing Peter was reminded and came face to face with his denial of Jesus. I believe that the recognition of his failure and moment of betrayal, no worse than Judas’ betrayal, he would never be the same.

    Acts 2:38
    Then Peter said unto them…

    The only comfort for conflict is the actual Comforter, The Holy Ghost, The Promise, The Gift! No need to run from internal conflicts, no more fear of failure, no more anxiety… Just Joy Unspeakable.

  8. Trying to protect Jesus, Peter pulled a sword and wounded the high priest’s servant, but Jesus told Peter to put away his sword and allow God’s plan to unfold. At times it is tempting to take matters into our own hands, to force the issue. Most often such moves leads to sin. Instead we must trust God to work out his plan. If Peter had his way, Jesus would not have gone to the cross, and God’s plan of redemption would have been thwarted.

  9. V1-2 “1 When Jesus had spoken these words, he went forth with his disciples over the brook Cedron, where was a garden, into the which he entered, and his disciples.

    2 And Judas also, which betrayed him, knew the place: for Jesus ofttimes resorted thither with his disciples.”

    Remembering what we heard preached recently about crushing the seeds. The garden of Gethsemane was a place of crushing and while our minds might quickly associate Christ’ deep time of prayer here before His betrayal, scripture reveals He came to this place often.

    A reminder that crushing seeds shouldn’t be just a single event, rather it must be a place we come back to time and time again, so much so that we are not only familiar with it but those very people close to us know of the place as well. When pain comes and we only get better not bitter, what a witness that is to those who know how much we were hurt.

  10. 17Then saith the damsel that kept the door unto Peter, Art not thou also one of this man’s disciples? He saith, I am not.

    The world knows who we belong to even when we deny him. We are marked and bought with his blood. We are not our own! We are his!

  11. 37Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.

    God reveals himself to his people. If we believe in him, we trust him. If we trust him then we follow his words.
    No man can stand and tear down what you believe. With God you have trust, with trust you have his words and his words are the truth.

    • Ch12

      46I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.

      47And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.

  12. This chapter speaks of us all. We should not be too quick to judge or find fault for we all have knowingly and/or unknowingly denied the Lord. We have all also sinned, hence we all are guilty. Therefore we should always remember and never forget that we all need salvation and we all need the Blood of the lamb to cover our sins. For this very reason we all owe Jesus, therefore the least we can do is Be-Church to another. May the good Lord Bless you all in Jesus name, Amen

  13. 16But Peter stood at the door without. Then went out that other disciple, which was known unto the high priest, and spake unto her that kept the door, and brought in Peter.

    Wow God stratigically placed someone that John knew at the door that night so that Jesus could have His friends there to witness, even though he knew Peter would fail the test and deny even kowing Christ.

  14. 7Then asked he them again, Whom seek ye? And they said, Jesus of Nazareth.

    How many will truly seek after Jesus, no matter what the cost? He desires to be found of all of us. When you seek Jesus, you will only find good things surrounding your search. Let’s seek him while he may be found.

  15. 11Then said Jesus unto Peter, Put up thy sword into the sheath: the cup which my Father hath given me, shall I not drink it?

    I wonder what Peter was thinking after Jesus asked him this question?

  16. Vs 6 Just the power in Jesus’ admission of who he was forced even unbelievers to fall backward. But just as the sinners in Sodom kept blindly groping for the door, these got back up and continued their mission, not taking note of what had just happened.

  17. 34Jesus answered him, Sayest thou this thing of thyself, or did others tell it thee of me?

    We need to make sure we personally KNOW who Jesus is and not go off just what other people say.

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