Presentation on theme: "Witness to the World John 18-20. The Witness to the World The personal witness – arrest and trial of Jesus (18) The painful witness – death and burial."— Presentation transcript:
Witness to the World John 18-20
The Witness to the World The personal witness – arrest and trial of Jesus (18) The painful witness – death and burial of Jesus (19) The glorious witness – resurrection of Jesus (20)
1 After Jesus had said these things, He went out with His disciples across the Kidron Valley, where there was a garden, and He and His disciples went into it. 2 Judas, who betrayed Him, also knew the place, because Jesus often met there with His disciples. 3 So Judas took a company of soldiers and some temple police from the chief priests and the Pharisees and came there with lanterns, torches, and weapons. John 18:1-3 HCSB
4 Then Jesus, knowing everything that was about to happen to Him, went out and said to them, “Who is it you’re looking for?” 5 “Jesus the Nazarene,” they answered. “I am He,” Jesus told them. Judas, who betrayed Him, was also standing with them. 6 When He told them, “I am He,” they stepped back and fell to the ground. 7 Then He asked them again, “Who is it you’re looking for?” “Jesus the Nazarene,” they said. John 18:4-7 HCSB
8 “I told you I am [He],” Jesus replied. “So if you’re looking for Me, let these men go.” 9 This was to fulfill the words He had said: “I have not lost one of those You have given Me.” 10 Then Simon Peter, who had a sword, drew it, struck the high priest’s slave, and cut off his right ear. (The slave’s name was Malchus.) 11 At that, Jesus said to Peter, “Sheathe your sword! Am I not to drink the cup the Father has given Me?” John 18:8-11 HCSB
The Personal Witness— Absolute Surrender It begins with devotion to God (vs.1-3). Devotion brings about submission and determination. (vs.4-6). Submission and determination to the will of God brings about protection (vs.7-9). All of this leads to an unswerving obedience (vs.10-11).
The Painful Witness—Paying for Our Sin The death of Jesus paid the penalty of sin. Hebrews 10:10 By this will, we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once and for all. Jesus died once for all
The Glorious Witness—Sin and Death Conquered If a man wishes to discover the empty tomb, he must get up and "go out" to look at it. (20:3-4) Everything changes when Jesus calls your name at the empty tomb. (20:11-18) –Changes from despair to excitement. –Changes from confusion to confidence.