Jesus’ arrest and trial before Caiaphas.
- 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?
- 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?
- 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.