Text: John 18:1-14 | Series: John 12-21

A good firefighter storms into a burning building to save trapped residents.

A noble soldier throws himself on a grenade to shield his comrades.

Across times and cultures this truth is universally accepted: when the forces of danger, oppression, and evil close in, heroes step forward.

In today’s sermon from John 18:1-14, our Savior boldly steps forward in the garden of Gethsemane to face an unjust arrest at the hands of a band of soldiers led by the treacherous Judas.

Yet none of this was a surprise to our Lord.

As He stepped forward to receive the kiss of a traitor, He knew that He was ultimately stepping forward to face the cup of God’s wrath on behalf of His people; the cup that He would drink at Calvary in just a few short hours …

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