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1 When we are facing a difficult situation, we have options. Jesus had some options He could have taken.

2 John 10: Therefore My Father loves Me, because I lay down My life that I may take it again. 18 No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This command I have received from My Father."

3 HE COULD HAVE RUN AND HIDDEN FROM THEM John 18:4-5 4 Jesus therefore, knowing all things that would come upon Him, went forward and said to them, "Whom are you seeking?" 5 They answered Him, "Jesus of Nazareth." Jesus said to them, "I am He." And Judas, who betrayed Him, also stood with them.

4 HE COULD HAVE RUN AND HIDDEN FROM THEM He had run before – –John 10:39 Therefore they sought again to seize Him, but He escaped out of their hand. –John 8:59 Then they took up stones to throw at Him; but Jesus hid Himself and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.

5 HE COULD HAVE RUN AND HIDDEN FROM THEM He had run before – –John 6:15 Therefore when Jesus perceived that they were about to come and take Him by force to make Him king, He departed again to the mountain by Himself alone.

6 HE COULD HAVE RUN AND HIDDEN FROM THEM He had run before – He tried to remain under the radar –John 2 – wedding feast His hour had not yet come More than 3 hours passed after Judas left He had plenty of time to run and hide

7 John 18: Then Simon Peter, having a sword, drew it and struck the high priest's servant, and cut off his right ear. The servant's name was Malchus. 11 So Jesus said to Peter, "Put your sword into the sheath. Shall I not drink the cup which My Father has given Me?" HE COULD HAVE HAD HIS SERVANTS FIGHT

8 Before Pilate – John 18:36 Jesus answered, "My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, My servants would fight, so that I should not be delivered to the Jews; but now My kingdom is not from here." HE COULD HAVE HAD HIS SERVANTS FIGHT

9 Peter was ready with 2 swords Luke 22:33 But he said to Him, "Lord, I am ready to go with You, both to prison and to death." John 13:37 Peter said to Him, "Lord, why can I not follow You now? I will lay down my life for Your sake." HE COULD HAVE HAD HIS SERVANTS FIGHT

10 Simon the Zealot – (The Zealots were a pro-Israel and anti-Roman group of rebels) –Was a terrorist –With ambush tactics –Knew gorilla warfare –Strongly despised the Romans HE COULD HAVE HAD HIS SERVANTS FIGHT

11 BUT – –Jesus healed the ear of Malchus –Jesus told Peter to put his sword away HE COULD HAVE HAD HIS SERVANTS FIGHT

12 John 18:3 Then Judas, having received a detachment of troops, and officers from the chief priests and Pharisees, came there with lanterns, torches, and weapons. Detachment – “Band” in KJV = about 600 men HE COULD HAVE EMPLOYED HIS MIRACULOUS POWERS

13 John 18:6 Now when He said to them, "I am He," they drew back and fell to the ground. Why were they afraid? –They knew His miracles – His power –Even His enemies could not deny His power HE COULD HAVE EMPLOYED HIS MIRACULOUS POWERS

14 Song – “He could have called 10,000 angels” Matthew 26: But Jesus said to him, "Put your sword in its place, for all who take the sword will perish by the sword. 53 Or do you think that I cannot now pray to My Father, and He will provide Me with more than twelve legions of angels? HE COULD HAVE EMPLOYED HIS MIRACULOUS POWERS

15 He could have called 72,000 angels A legion – 6, legions = 72,000 HE COULD HAVE EMPLOYED HIS MIRACULOUS POWERS

16 He could have called angels to aid Him He could have just “walked through the wall” John 20:19 Then, the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and said to them, "Peace be with you." HE COULD HAVE EMPLOYED HIS MIRACULOUS POWERS

17 He could have called angels to aid Him He could have just “walked through the wall” He could have vanished into thin air He cold have ascended back to heaven HE COULD HAVE EMPLOYED HIS MIRACULOUS POWERS

18 17 Therefore My Father loves Me, because I lay down My life that I may take it again. 18 No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This command I have received from My Father.“ John 10:17-18 HE COULD HAVE BUT HE DID NOT


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