John 18:1-27

Jesus’ arrest and trial before Caiaphas.

  1. In verses 4-11 and 19-23 what qualities of our Lord’s character appear in relation to:
    (a) those who came to arrest him,
    (b) his disciples, and
    (c) his accusers?
  2. How did Peter’s own actions contribute to his fall?
    Of what was he afraid? Does fear ever prevent you from declaring your association with Jesus Christ?


  1. Verses 5, 6, 8. ‘I am he’: the thrice-repeated use of this phrase point to its special significance.
    It is virtually a reiteration of the divine name, ‘I AM’. Cf. Exod. 3:14; John 8:58.
    Note the effect of Christ’s statement on the hearers.