Arresting God - [John 18:1-12] (John 18:1-12) - July 5, 2020
Pastor Steve graduated from The Master's Seminary in 2002 and retired from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department in 2004, after 21 years of service. He and his family were called to Bethlehem Bible Church in June, 2004. Steve and his wife Janet have three grown and married children (spouses in parentheses): Steve Jr. (Jennifer), Kristin (Jerry Fish), and Megan (Joey DeFilippo), and five grandchildren: January, Devany, Autumn, Carys, and Jude. On Twitter, Steve is “The Tuesday Guy,” @TheTuesdayGuy a nickname given by a young fan (from Virginia) of No Compromise Radio. Steve is a gamer. He particularly likes PC and board games with some historical flavor. Just don’t ask him to play basketball (or any other sport). His mind is willing, but his body is not able.
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18:1 When Jesus had spoken these words, he went out with his disciples across the Kidron Valley, where there was a garden, which he and his disciples entered. 2 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, went there with lanterns and torches and weapons. 4 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.” Judas, who betrayed him, was standing with them. 6 When Jesus 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.” 9 This was to fulfill the word that he had spoken: “Of those whom you gave me I have lost not one.” 10 Then Simon Peter, having a sword, drew it and struck the high priest's servant and cut off his right ear. (The servant's name was Malchus.) 11 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 arrested Jesus and bound him. (ESV)