In The Garden – John 18:1-11

Posted by Calvary Baptist Church on Nov 4, 2013 in Sermons |

Sermon on Sunday November 3, 2013 by Pastor Thomas Tate

 

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Sermon Outline

IN THE GARDEN

JOHN 18:1-11

¤  When Jesus had spoken these words, He went forth with His disciples over the ravine of the Kidron, where there was a garden, in which He entered with His disciples.  Now Judas also, who was betraying Him, knew the place, for Jesus had often met there with His disciples. Judas then, having received the Roman cohort and officers from the chief priests and the Pharisees, came there with lanterns and torches and weapons.

¤  So Jesus, knowing all the things that were coming upon Him, went forth and said to them, “Whom do you seek?” They answered Him, “Jesus the Nazarene.” He said to them, “I am He.” And Judas also, who was betraying Him, was standing with them.  So when He said to them, “I am He,” they drew back and fell to the ground. Therefore He again asked them, “Whom do you seek?” And they said, “Jesus the Nazarene.”

¤  Jesus answered, “I told you that I am He; so if you seek Me, let these go their way,” to fulfill the word which He spoke, “Of those whom You have given Me I lost not one.” Simon Peter then, having a sword, drew it and struck the high priest’s slave, and cut off his right ear; and the slave’s name was Malchus. So Jesus said to Peter, “Put the sword into the sheath; the cup which the Father has given Me, shall I not drink it?”

               John 18:1-11

¤  When Jesus had spoken these words, He went forth with His disciples over the ravine of the Kidron, where there was a garden, in which He entered with His disciples.

John 18:1

AGONIZING IN THE GARDEN

¤   “Father, if You are willing, remove this cup from Me; yet not My will, but Yours be done.” Now an angel from heaven appeared to Him, strengthening Him.  And being in agony He was praying very fervently; and His sweat became like drops of blood, falling down upon the ground.

Luke 22:42-44

THE FALL IN THE GARDEN

¤  “For God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”  When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was desirable to make one wise, she took from its fruit and ate; and she gave also to her husband with her, and he ate.

Genesis 3:5-6

VICTORY IN THE GARDEN

¤  For since by a man came death, by a man also came the resurrection of the dead.  For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive.

1 Corinthians 15:21-22

JUDAS SEEKS HIS OWN ADVANCEMENT

¤  Now Judas also, who was betraying Him, knew the place, for Jesus had often met there with His disciples. Judas then, having received the Roman cohort and officers from the chief priests and the Pharisees, came there with lanterns and torches and weapons.

John 18:2-3

JESUS COMFRONT THE OPPOSITION

¤  So Jesus, knowing all the things that were coming upon Him, went forth and said to them, “Whom do you seek?”

John 18:4

JESUS GIVE HIS LIFE FREELY

¤  “For this reason the Father loves Me, because I lay down My life so that I may take it again.  “No one has taken it away from Me, but I lay it down on My own initiative. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This commandment I received from My Father.”

John 10:17-18

 

JESUS FLASHES HIS DIETY

¤  They answered Him, “Jesus the Nazarene.” He said to them, “I am He.” And Judas also, who was betraying Him, was standing with themSo when He said to them, “I am He,” they drew back and fell to the ground

John 18:5-6

JESUS IS THE GREAT “I AM”

¤  Then Moses said to God, “Behold, I am going to the sons of Israel, and I will say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you.’ Now they may say to me, ‘What is His name?’ What shall I say to them?”  God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM”; and He said, “Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’ ”

Exodus 3:13-14

ALL SHALL BOW TO JESUS

¤  For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Philippians 2:9-11

JESUS IS OUR PROTECTER

¤  Therefore He again asked them, “Whom do you seek?” And they said, “Jesus the Nazarene.” Jesus answered, “I told you that I am He; so if you seek Me, let these go their way,” to fulfill the word which He spoke, “Of those whom You have given Me I lost not one.”

John 18:7-9

WE MUST TRUST IN GOD’S POWER

¤  Simon Peter then, having a sword, drew it and struck the high priest’s slave, and cut off his right ear; and the slave’s name was Malchus. So Jesus said to Peter, “Put the sword into the sheath; the cup which the Father has given Me, shall I not drink it?”

John 18:10-11

WE MUST TRUST IN GOD’S POWER

¤  Then Jesus said to him, “Put your sword back into its place; for all those who take up the sword shall perish by the sword. “Or do you think that I cannot appeal to My Father, and He will at once put at My disposal more than twelve legions of angels?  “How then will the Scriptures be fulfilled, which say that it must happen this way?”

Matthew 26:52-54

Sermon-based Bible Study Questions

 1. Read John 18:1; Genesis 3:5-6; Luke 22:42-44; 1 Corinthians 15:21-22. What kind of tough decisions were made in these gardens and what was the result of each one on others?  When was a time that you had your own “Garden” experience, a time when you faced temptation and had to make a tough decision (i.e. divorce or not to, gossip or not to, forgive or not to…)?

 

2. Read John 18:2-4. Judas comes to arrest Jesus with a kiss and 600 plus soldiers, why do you think so many came? How did Jesus respond to their presence and what does that mean? Read John 10:17-18 for further insight. How can we apply this to our lives when we are faced with overwhelming odds against us?

 

3. Read John 18:5-6.  What do you make of 600 Roman soldiers retreating and falling to the ground at Jesus’ response of “I AM”? Read Philippians 2:9-11. What does this mean?

 

4. Read John 18:7-9.  How does 7-9 reveal why Jesus did what He did in 5-6?  How can Jesus protect us against overwhelming odds? Can you think of a time in your life that you were overwhelmed and trusted God and a time when you didn’t?

 

5. ead John 18:10-11.  How did Peter respond to seeing Jesus power over the world? How was it wrong?  What was Jesus’ response? How can we respond inappropriately (attitude) towards the world, knowing that in the end of time we win?

 

6. Read Matthew 26:52-54.  What could have Jesus done when the soldiers came for Him? Why didn’t He? How can we apply this to our lives when things aren’t going the way we had hoped they would?

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