The One Jesus Loves, Part 36: Jesus is Arrested and Betrayed

Series: The One Jesus Loves

October 06, 2019
Landon Henry

Episode Notes



The Gospel of John


Jesus is Arrested and Betrayed

John 18:1-11


John 18:1 (ESV) When Jesus had spoken these words, he went out with his disciples across the brook Kidron, where there was a garden, which he and his disciples entered.


Matthew 26:36a (ESV) Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane…


John 7:53-8:2 (ESV) They went each to his own house, 1 but Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. 2 Early in the morning he came again to the temple. All the people came to him, and he sat down and taught them.


John 18:2 (ESV) Now Judas, who betrayed him, also knew the place, for Jesus often met there with his disciples.


Matthew 26:36-39 (ESV) Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to his disciples, “Sit here, while I go over there and pray.” 37 And taking with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, he began to be sorrowful and troubled. 38 Then he said to them, “My soul is very sorrowful, even to death; remain here, and watch[d] with me.” 39 And going a little farther he fell on his face and prayed, saying, “My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will.”


John 18:2-3a (ESV) Now Judas, who betrayed him, also knew the place, for Jesus often met there with his disciples. 3 So Judas, having procured a band of soldiers and some officers from the chief priests and the Pharisees…


Matthew 26:48-49 (ESV) Now the betrayer had given them a sign, saying, “The one I will kiss is the man; seize him.” 49 And he came up to Jesus at once and said, “Greetings, Rabbi!” And he kissed him.


John 18:4-5a (ESV) Then Jesus, knowing all that would happen to him, came forward and said to them, “Whom do you seek?” 5 They answered him, “Jesus of Nazareth.” Jesus said to them, “I am he.”


John 18:6 (ESV) When Jesus[b] said to them, “I am he,” they drew back and fell to the ground.


Proverbs 18:10 (ESV) The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe.



Numbers 6:24 (NLT) ‘May the Lord bless you and protect you.


Numbers 6:27 (ESV) “So shall they put my name upon the people of Israel, and I will bless them.”


John 18:6-8 (ESV) When Jesus[b] said to them, “I am he,” they drew back and fell to the ground. 7 So he asked them again, “Whom do you seek?” And they said, “Jesus of Nazareth.” 8 Jesus answered, “I told you that I am he. So, if you seek me, let these men go.”


John 18:9 (ESV) This was to fulfill the word that he had spoken: “Of those whom you gave me I have lost not one.”


John 18:10 (ESV) Then Simon Peter, having a sword, drew it and struck the high priest's servant[c] and cut off his right ear. (The servant's name was Malchus.)


Luke 22:51 (ESV) But Jesus said, “No more of this!” And he touched his ear and healed him.


Matthew 26:53 (ESV) Do you think that I cannot appeal to my Father, and he will at once send me more than twelve legions of angels?


John 18:11-12 (ESV) So Jesus said to Peter, “Put your sword into its sheath; shall I not drink the cup that the Father has given me?” 12 So the band of soldiers and their captain and the officers of the Jews[d] arrested Jesus and bound him.


“The proper manner, taught by the academy of soldiery in Rome, was to take the victim by the right wrist, twist his arm behind him so that his knuckles touched between his shoulder blades and, at the same time, jam the heel down of his right instep. This was the beginning of pain Jesus would feel that day.”  - William Barclay



1.  Judas failed because he was consumed with self.

2.  Peter and the disciples fled because they were prayerless.


Matthew 26:41 (ESV) Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”


3.  The soldiers fell because of His glory.


Philippians 2:9-11 (ESV) Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.


4.  Jesus fulfilled God’s plan.

·      He prayed.

·      He loved the Father and people.

·      He lived for the Father’s glory.


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