May 25, 2014 (John 18)

Introduction: John 18

The book of John is both the easiest and hardest book of the Bible to read. The author speaks plainly, yet pointedly. As we journey through this study say this simple prayer: God speak to me, because I am listening.

Review it:

Stuff Phil said:

“ Jesus knows the end is near…Jesus knows that they are coming for him.”

“When you hear the name Judas what do you think?”

“Jesus says, “put your swords away that is not who I am.”

“James and John asked, “can we sit on your right and left.” What are they asking for? POWER. Jesus says, that’s not who it works in my kingdom.”

You see how leadership works everywhere else in the world, Jesus says, “not so with you. With me you must first be the servant.”

“When Judas shows up in the garden he expects Jesus to start a revolution.”

“In this world you will have trouble, if this world hates you…remember it hated me first.’ Sometimes we misunderstand God.”

“If God isn’t meeting your expectations then it is likely you are misunderstanding him.”

Open It

Have you ever misunderstood what God was doing in your life?

Why is it so hard when God does not meet our expectations?

Explore It

Have you ever struggled with God’s answer to your problem, then later found out he was right? Tell us about it.

Get It

How are Jesus’ ideas of both leadership and power different from ours? Why should you follow his way?

Apply It

How are you more like Judas than you would like to admit? What type of revolution do you expect God to start? Is it in line with his teachings?

 

Jason McBride

Southeast Christian Church, 9650 Jordan Road, Parker, CO, 80134, United States