This week we will be looking at John 18:1-11 as we continue our Lent series, “Abide With Me”.
The soldiers had been tipped off and knew where they could apprehend Jesus apart from the crowds. Jesus wasn’t surprised by this. He had just said, “Not my will, but Yours be done.” The choice had been made. But the detachment of soldiers roused the sleepy disciples and Peter reacted by pulling out his sword and chopping off the ear of the high priest’s servant, Malchus. Even after three years with the Savior, Peter had a long way to go in understanding God’s will and His ways.
This scripture passage shows us we all still have a long way to go. Maturity in Christ is a long, slow process but if we stay attached to the Vine, it will happen naturally.
See you in church!
Songs we’re singing this week:
8:00 a.m. — “Ask Ye What Great Thing I Know” and “My Jesus, I Love Thee”
10:30 a.m. — “Happy Day”, “What A Beautiful Name” and “Abide With Me”