John 18 - 21


Betrayal, trials, condemnation
Crucifiction and resurrection

Joh - 18 Jesus betrayed, captured, and first trial before Pilate
Joh - 19 Jesus condemned and crucified and burried
Joh - 20 Arisen Jesus appears, sends disciples with power to forgive sins
Joh - 21 Fishing disciples (Peter) set back to the Lord's mission


JOH - 18

In a garden, many men came with Judas, and Jesus asked them, "Whom seek ye?" When they said that they sought Jesus, He responded, "I am He." When they fell back from Him, He asked again, "Whom seek ye?" and they said the same again.

Jesus told them, "I have told you that I am He. If therefore ye seek Me, let these go their way."

But Peter took his sword and struck off the ear of a temple soldier, and Jesus directed him, "Put up thy sword into the sheath. The cup which my Father hath given Me, shall I not drink it?"

    Jesus teaches Disciples

And they took Jesus away to Annas, who asked Jesus of his doctrine. He replied, "I spake openly to the world. I ever taught in the synagogue and in the temple whither the Jews always resort. And in secret have I said nothing. Why asketh thou Me? Ask them which heard Me what I have said unto them. Behold, they know what I said.

A temple officer was offended by this, and slapped Him. Jesus said to the man, "If I have spoken evil, bear witness of the evil. But if well, why smitest thou Me?"

The Jews took Jesus to the Roman governor Pilate and accused Him. Pilate asked Him if He was king of the Jews. Jesus answered, "Sayest thou this thing of thy self, or did others tell it thee of Me." Then Pilate noted that the Jews had brought Him, and asked Him what He had done. Jesus told him, "My Kingdom is not of this world. If my Kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight that I should not be delivered to the Jews. But now is my Kingdom not from hence."

    About the Kingdom

Pilate then asked if this meant that Jesus was a king, and He replied, "Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world; that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice."

    Jesus attacks or Defends


JOH - 19

Pilate reported to the Jews that he found no fault in Jesus, but the Jews demanded that He be punished.

So Pilate had Jesus whipped. Then he asked Him where He was from, but Jesus did not answer. Pilate reminded Jesus that he had power of life and death over Him; and to this Jesus responded, "Thou couldest have no power at all against Me except it were given thee from above. Therefore he that delivered Me unto thee hath the greater sin."

When he found that he could not release Jesus, Pilate had Him disgraced and crucified.

When a disciple and Jesus's mother Mary were near the cross, Jesus told his mother, "Woman, behold thy son." And to the disciple, "Behold thy mother."

From the cross, Jesus cried, "I thirst," and they gave Him vinegar to drink. Then He said, "It is finished," and He gave up the ghost.

The body of Jesus was taken down, wrapped, and was entombed.


JOH - 20

Mary Magdalene and Peter and another disciple discovered that Jesus was not in the sepulchre, but only His grave clothes were there. Mary returned, and saw two shining figures in the tomb. Turning back, she saw a man nearby. He asked her, "Woman, why weepest thou? Who seeketh thou?"

When she told Him that someone had taken the body of Jesus away, He called to her, "Mary." And she knew it was Jesus.

He told her, "Touch Me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father; but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father and to your Father, and to my God and your God."

That same day, Jesus appeared to the disciples and said, "Peace be unto you," and showed Himself to them. "Peace be unto you. As my Father hath sent Me, even so send I you. Receive ye the Holy Ghost. Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them, and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained."

Eight days later, Jesus appeared to them again saying, "Peace be unto you."

To Thomas, who would not believe that Jesus had risen on the report of the other disciples, Jesus said, "Reach hither thy finger and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand and thrust it into my side; and be not faithless but believing." Then Thomas believed, and Jesus told him, "Thomas, because thou hast seen Me, thou hast believed. Blessed are they that have not seen and yet have believed."

    Jesus teaches Disciples


JOH - 21

After a night of poor fishing, Peter and other disciples saw a man on the shore who asked them, "Children, have ye any meat?" When they answered that they did not, He said, "Cast the net on the right side of the ship and ye shall find."

They did so, and the net was so full of fish that they could not bring it up on the ship. And Peter knew it was the Lord, and cast himself into the sea and swam ashore. He went to Jesus who was beside a prepared fire and a prepared meal.

Jesus said to him, "Bring of the fish which ye have now caught. Come and dine." And they ate together.

Jesus asked, "Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou Me more than these?" When he answered that he did, Jesus responded, "Feed my lambs."

Again, Jesus asked, "Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou Me?" When he answered that he did, Jesus responded, "Feed my sheep."

A third time, "Simon, son of Jonas, Lovest thou Me?" Receiving the same answer once more, Jesus responded, "Feed my sheep.

"Verily, verily, I say unto thee. When thou wast young, thou girdest thyself and walkedst whither thou wouldest; but when thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands and another shall gird thee and carry thee whither thou wouldest not."

"Follow Me." And they drew close to Him and touched Him.

Peter asked Jesus what to do about Judas, and Jesus told him, "If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee.

"Follow thou Me."

    Jesus teaches Disciples


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