Sunday Bible Study: Jesus Arrested

Sunday Bible Study: Jesus Arrested

Step 1:  Opening and Introduction to the lesson:  Where do you go when you need to prepare yourself for a very stressful time? 

Step 2:  Hear – Read:  Jesus Arrested.  John 18:1 – 11.

Step 3:  Explore – Discover the Passage

  1. Why do the Pharisees want to take advantage of the night to arrest Jesus (see 3:19-20; 12:35; 13:30)?
  • How do you think the disciples felt when they saw these menacing-looking people coming?  Jesus used many I am…” sayings (vine, light, bread).  How do you explain verse 6?  How does he show concern for his disciples?    
  • Describe Jesus’ attitude as Judas and the soldiers come.  Seeing how he deals with the soldiers (vv. 4,8) and Peter (v. 11), what do you learn about Jesus?  What indicated a voluntary surrender by Jesus?  How does Peter show he still doesn’t grasp what is going on?  What reason does Jesus give for his command to Peter?
  • What is the cup which Jesus must drink (v. 11)?  Reference Ps 75:8; Eze 23:31-34) and Isa 51:17,22; Jer 25:15; Rev 14:10; 16:19.  Given his pacifism, why is Jesus bound (v. 12)?  Who’s afraid of whom here?  Why?

Step 4:  Connect – Apply the Passage:

  1. Have you ever tried to obey Jesus, only to be overzealous and ending up hurting someone?  What happened? 
  • How does Jesus’ decision to drink the cup (v. 11) help you in your obedience to God? 
  • What issue of obedience is challenging you?

 ow can you fulfill this commandment    

Step 5: Reflect:  I have not lost one of those you gave me.

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