Answers to BSF Bible Study Questions on John 18:1-12 ~ John Lesson 24 Day 3
6. Since I am the one you want, let these others go.
Jesus turned himself in to fulfill the Father’s plan and his own words recorded in John 10:18. He also protected his disciples and the soldiers—even Judas—because he prevented a battle.
“My life cannot be taken away by anybody else; I am giving it of My own free will. My authority allows Me to give My life and to take it again. All this has been commanded by My Father.” (John 10:18 Voice)
Jesus cared about his enemy’s ear and took the time to restore it.
“I am the Good Shepherd. I know my own sheep and my own sheep know me. In the same way, the Father knows me and I know the Father. I put the sheep before myself, sacrificing myself if necessary.” John 10:14-15 MSG
7. The Arrest
Matthew and Mark — Jesus went to Mount of Olives/Gethsemane. Luke — Jesus came to that place. John — Jesus crossed the Kidron to a garden.
Matthew — Jesus grieved and greatly distressed. Mark — Jesus greatly distressed and troubled. Luke and John — —
Matthew and Mark — Jesus takes Peter, James, and John aside. Luke — Jesus withdraws and prays: “let this cup pass.” John — —
Matthew — Others sleep. Luke — Others sleep for sorrow. John — Judas comes.
Matthew, Mark, and Luke — Judas comes; kisses Jesus. John — Jesus says, “I am” and the soldiers fall down
Matthew and Mark — Slave’s ear cut off. Luke — Slave’s right ear cut off. Jesus heals it. Luke 22:50-51 John — Peter severs Malchus’ right ear.
Matthew and Luke — Jesus protests his secret arrest. Mark — Jesus protests his secret arrest. 12 legions of angels. John — I must drink the cup.
Matthew — All ran away. Mark — All ran away. A young man flees naked. Luke — They seized Jesus and led him away. John — Jesus seized and bound.
Throughout his gospel, John emphasizes Jesus’ deity. The “I AM” statements are a prime example.
John highlights Jesus’ love and concern for his disciples. He also turns the other cheek by healing Malchus.
John’s own words in verse 20:31—”These accounts are recorded so that you, too, might believe that Jesus is the Anointed, the Liberating King, the Son of God, because believing grants you the life He came to share.
8. Jesus loves me, this I know.
Jesus set the example for us. He denied his own will, and said, “I want Your will to be done, not Mine.” (Luke 22:42 NLT)
He loved, trusted, and obeyed the Father. He turned the other check and put others first.
Jesus provided the only way to the Father. He lay down his life for his friends. The holy, divine, Son of God calls us friends.
Not matter what the circumstance looks like or feels like, Jesus is faithful, loving, and trustworthy.
MY answers — not THE answers — to BSF study questions on John Lesson 24 Day 3 ~ John 18:1-12