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1 Confidence in the Trials of Life John 18:1-19:16a

2 Admiring the Calm and the Confident

3 How did Jesus remain so confident during the trial of His life?

4 The Betrayal and Arrest: 18:1-11 There was an olive grove and, and he and his disciples went into it. There was an olive grove and, and he and his disciples went into it.

5 This lay within a garden on the Mount of Olives across from the Temple Mount This lay within a garden on the Mount of Olives across from the Temple Mount Gethsemane

6 The Grotto of Gethsemane

7 The Betrayal and Arrest: 18:1-11 Jesus, knowing all that was going to happen.... (verse 4)

8 Jesus said, I AM. This statement is repeated three times by Jesus for emphasis and echoes the Old Testament passage in Exodus 3:14. This statement is repeated three times by Jesus for emphasis and echoes the Old Testament passage in Exodus 3:14. God said to Moses, I AM WHO I AM. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: I AM has sent me to you. God said to Moses, I AM WHO I AM. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: I AM has sent me to you.

9 Jesus said, I AM the Bread of Life.

10 Jesus said, Before Abraham was born, I AM.

11 Jesus said, I AM the Light of the World.

12 Jesus said, I AM the Good Shepherd.

13 Jesus said, I AM the Door.

14 Jesus said, I AM the Resurrection and the Life.

15 Jesus said, I AM the Way, the Truth, and the Life.

16 Jesus said, I AM the True Vine.

17 Jesus said, I AM!

18 The Betrayal and Arrest: 18:1-11

19 Shall I not drink the cup the Father has given me? Shall I not drink the cup the Father has given me? Jesus knows who He is (I AM). Jesus knows who He is (I AM). Jesus knows His lifes mission. Jesus knows His lifes mission.

20 The Trial Part One: 18:12-14; Jesus has spoken openly about Himself. Jesus has spoken openly about Himself. He wants to know why He was taken in secret in the middle of the night and illegally put on trial. He wants to know why He was taken in secret in the middle of the night and illegally put on trial. Jesus has nothing to hide but they obviously do! Jesus has nothing to hide but they obviously do!

21 The Trial Part One: 18:12-14; Even though Jesus is the one who is supposed to be afraid and on trial, He goes on the offensive, making His accusers squirm instead! Even though Jesus is the one who is supposed to be afraid and on trial, He goes on the offensive, making His accusers squirm instead! In the end, Annas and his gang of thugs are unable to bring any definite charges against Jesus. In the end, Annas and his gang of thugs are unable to bring any definite charges against Jesus.

22 The Denial of Peter: 18:15-17; Peter is overcome by fear. Peter is overcome by fear. Whenever we sin, we also deny the lordship of Jesus in our lives. Whenever we sin, we also deny the lordship of Jesus in our lives. As witnesses of Christs resurrection and partakers of Gods Holy Spirit, we are even more guilty than Peter! As witnesses of Christs resurrection and partakers of Gods Holy Spirit, we are even more guilty than Peter!

23 The Denial of Peter: 18:15-17; How seriously do you take the problem of sin in your life? How seriously do you take the problem of sin in your life? Do you see it as a denial of the Lord Jesus Christ? Do you see it as a denial of the Lord Jesus Christ? Have you minimized it or taken Gods forgiveness for granted? Have you minimized it or taken Gods forgiveness for granted?

24 The Trial Part Two: 18:28-19:1-16a Jesus is now taken to Caiaphas and again put illegally on trial. Jesus is now taken to Caiaphas and again put illegally on trial. Here, the tribunal is able to produce a confession from Jesus that He claims to be the Messiah, the Holy One of God. Here, the tribunal is able to produce a confession from Jesus that He claims to be the Messiah, the Holy One of God.

25 The Trial Part Two: 18:28-19:1-16a However, an enormous problem still remains for the Jewish leaders. However, an enormous problem still remains for the Jewish leaders. Jews are no longer allowed to legally execute anyone, and the Romans do not care about religious disputes if they are not political in nature. Jews are no longer allowed to legally execute anyone, and the Romans do not care about religious disputes if they are not political in nature.

26 The Trial Part Two: 18:28-19:1-16a Jesus is now taken to Pilate in an attempt to get the Romans to put Him to death. Jesus is now taken to Pilate in an attempt to get the Romans to put Him to death. They accuse Jesus of the political offense of claiming to be a King, namely, the King of the Jews. They accuse Jesus of the political offense of claiming to be a King, namely, the King of the Jews.

27 The Trial Part Two: 18:28-19:1-16a Jesus cleverly responds by stating that His kingdom is a heavenly rather than an earthly one. Jesus cleverly responds by stating that His kingdom is a heavenly rather than an earthly one. Thus, Pilate says to the Jewish leaders, I find no basis for a charge against him. Thus, Pilate says to the Jewish leaders, I find no basis for a charge against him. At this point, for justice to prevail, Jesus should have been released. At this point, for justice to prevail, Jesus should have been released.

28 The Trial Part Two: 18:28-19:1-16a However, due to a long history of trouble with the Jews, Pilate is still in trouble. However, due to a long history of trouble with the Jews, Pilate is still in trouble. In an effort to appease the angry mob, Pilate offers to release either Jesus or the rebel Barabbas. In an effort to appease the angry mob, Pilate offers to release either Jesus or the rebel Barabbas. In a last-ditch effort to be rid of the whole problem, Pilate has Jesus beaten, mocked, and given a crown of thorns to wear. In a last-ditch effort to be rid of the whole problem, Pilate has Jesus beaten, mocked, and given a crown of thorns to wear.

29 The Trial Part Two: 18:28-19:1-16a Pilate then presents Jesus as a pathetic figure to the crowd, stating, Behold the man! Pilate then presents Jesus as a pathetic figure to the crowd, stating, Behold the man! The Jews become even more insistent on putting Jesus to death. The Jews become even more insistent on putting Jesus to death. Pilate becomes even more frightened of the mob and of an omen from his wife. Pilate becomes even more frightened of the mob and of an omen from his wife.

30 The Trial Part Two: 18:28-19:1-16a Ironically, only Jesus keeps confidently calm and collected throughout the whole sordid affair. Ironically, only Jesus keeps confidently calm and collected throughout the whole sordid affair. In addition, the Jewish leaders ultimately wind up committing the same sin they had accused Jesus of by ascribing absolute kingship to someone other than God (vs. 15)! In addition, the Jewish leaders ultimately wind up committing the same sin they had accused Jesus of by ascribing absolute kingship to someone other than God (vs. 15)!

31 The Trial Part Two: 18:28-19:1-16a How does Jesus remain so confident and calm in the face of horrific injustice and suffering? How does Jesus remain so confident and calm in the face of horrific injustice and suffering? Jesus, for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2 Jesus, for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2

32 The Trial Part Two: 18:28-19:1-16a In the same way, you and I are called to endure the hardships and trials of life with confidence by fixing our eyes on Jesus, considering Him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that [we] will not grow weary and lose heart. In the same way, you and I are called to endure the hardships and trials of life with confidence by fixing our eyes on Jesus, considering Him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that [we] will not grow weary and lose heart. Hebrews 12:2-3

33 Conclusion and Application: Jesus knew who He was (John 18:5-8; 37). Jesus knew who He was (John 18:5-8; 37). Jesus knew exactly what His life mission and purpose were (John 18:11, 36-37). Jesus knew exactly what His life mission and purpose were (John 18:11, 36-37). Jesus knew exactly what His endurance would ultimately mean (Hebrews 12:1-4). Jesus knew exactly what His endurance would ultimately mean (Hebrews 12:1-4).

34 Conclusion and Application: Jesus knew exactly who He was. Jesus knew exactly who He was. Do You? Do You? For we are Gods workmanship... For we are Gods workmanship... Ephesians 2:10 Ephesians 2:10

35 Conclusion and Application: Jesus knew exactly what His life mission and purpose were. Jesus knew exactly what His life mission and purpose were. Do You? Do You? We are... created in Christ Jesus to do good works which God prepared in advance for us to do. We are... created in Christ Jesus to do good works which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

36 Conclusion and Application: Jesus knew exactly what His endurance would ultimately mean. Jesus knew exactly what His endurance would ultimately mean. Do You? Do You? And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28 Romans 8:28

37 Conclusion and Application: Confidence during lifes trials comes through your relationship with Christ, the one who tells you who you are, what your life mission is, and what is the ultimate meaning of lifes trials.

38 The Story of Hugh Latimer and Nicholas Ridley

39 Be of good cheer, Master Ridley, and play the man, for we shall this day light such a candle in England as I trust by Gods grace shall never be put out.

40 Extra Slides Not Used in the Sermon...

41 Christs Arrest and Trials John 18

42 Confusing Terms… Richard James Griffith Hamburger Hot Dog Chopsticks

43 Whats So Good About Good Friday?

44 Jesus has always been God In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God (John 1:1)

45 God became man in Jesus So the Word became human and lived here on earth among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen his glory, the glory of the only Son of the Father (John 1:14)

46 Gods Love Shown in Signs

47 Whats So Good About Good Friday?

48 I. Jesus controlled His own arrest (John 18:1-11).

49 This lay within a garden on the Mount of Olives across from Temple Mount Gethsemane

50 Betrayal with a Kiss

51 As doors protect Jerusalem, so Jesus protected His disciples

52 Defense Not Needed

53 Whats So Good About Good Friday? Jesus controlled His own arrest

54 II. Jesus illegal trials proved Him innocent (18:12-19:16a).

55 The Six Trials of Christ TrialJudgeTypeChargePunishment 1AnnasReligiousBlasphemyViolence 2CaiaphasReligiousBlasphemyViolence 3SanhedrinReligiousBlasphemy Handed over 4PilateCivilTreasonViolence 5AntipasCivilTreasonViolence 6PilateCivilTreasonCrucified 65

56 The Jewish Trials: Annas No longer high priest At night In a home No witnesses No actual charge Violence No longer high priest At night In a home No witnesses No actual charge Violence Illegal

57 Jesus was illegally abused by temple guards IllegalIllegal

58 Three Jewish Trials Annas Caiaphas Sanhedrin Annas & Caiaphas both conducted illegal trials Illegal Charge: Blasphemy Charge: Blasphemy

59 The Royal Porch (Stoa) The Sanhedrin met in the Royal Portico at the south end of Temple Mount

60 Interior of the Royal Portico

61 Meeting Place of the Sanhedrin Semicircular hall at the east end of the Royal Portico Meetings public (except Christs!) while Roman trials were private Semicircular hall at the east end of the Royal Portico Meetings public (except Christs!) while Roman trials were private

62 The Illegal Trial by Caiaphas Closed meeting At house of Caiaphas Held at night No specific charges Accusations changed No defense attorney Verdict already determined Bribe No waiting period Closed meeting At house of Caiaphas Held at night No specific charges Accusations changed No defense attorney Verdict already determined Bribe No waiting period IllegalIllegal

63 The Six Trials of Christ TrialJudgeTypeChargePunishment 1AnnasReligiousBlasphemyViolence 2CaiaphasReligiousBlasphemyViolence 3SanhedrinReligiousBlasphemy Handed over 4PilateCivilTreasonViolence 5AntipasCivilTreasonViolence 6PilateCivilTreasonCrucified 65

64 The Roman Trials

65 Three Roman Mockeries Pilate Antipas Pilate (second time) Illegal Charge: Treason Charge: Treason

66 Jesus Before Pilate

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68 Crucifixion Illegal Illegal

69 Whats So Good About Good Friday? Jesus controlled His own arrest Jesus illegal trials proved Him innocent Jesus controlled His own arrest Jesus illegal trials proved Him innocent

70 Black

71 Peter & Judas Contrasted Yes, both failed Jesus, but… Peter Judas Denied Christ Betrayed Christ Repentance Remorse Restoration Suicide Believer Unbeliever


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