Sermon Text: John 18


  1. The Battle Prepared
  2. The King Abandoned
  3. The Son Condemned

Reflection Questions:

  1. One of God’s paradoxes is that victory comes through suffering; conquest, through the cross; big results, through little actions. What apparently small, insignificant, even negative things are in your life right now that God might use to conquer the world?
  2. What are some ways that God is surprising, even shocking, you lately? How are you responding? What good can you see coming from it, or hope to see coming from it?
  3. Jesus was adamantly set to go to the cross, even though it meant crushing His
    disciples’ expectations. What expectations is God not meeting in your life? What is
    He revealing as His will for you in that situation?