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John 18

John 18

It has been said that people often die the way they lived. For example, Merriwether Lewis, the famous explorer, died while exploring North America and Socrates died while promoting his philosophy. Leon Trotsky, the famous revolutionist, died while plotting a revolution and Marie Curie, the discoverer of radioactivity, died of radiation poisoning. Mahatma Gandhi died while making peace and Jesus Christ died after performing several miracles.

During His lifetime, Jesus healed the sick, raised the dead, and walked on water and just a few hours before His death, the miracles continued. John 18:6 says that at the moment of His capture, “[His enemies] drew back and fell to the ground” on account of His majestic presence. And Luke 22:50-51 says, “One of them struck the slave of the high priest and cut off his right ear. But Jesus answered and said, ‘Stop! No more of this.’ And He touched his ear and healed him.”

What are some lessons that we can learn from this? One is that Jesus could have stopped the crucifixion at any moment. Anyone who could do these things could certainly avoid capture and certain death. Another lesson is that He was willing to die. The cross was something He wanted to endure for the salvation of souls and the glory of God.

And there are other lessons that we will discuss this week at Grace Fellowship Church. What does Jesus’ death and the events leading up to it teach us about the Saviour? What does it reveal about Jesus Christ? Join us this Sunday morning at 9:30 as we look into that. Come be a part as we take an in-depth look at Jesus’ final hours before the cross. How was His death different from every other death in history? What made His experience so unique? That is what we will talk about at 46024 Riverside Drive in Chilliwack. Bring your Bibles and be prepared to study the most miraculous death in history. – Jeremy Cagle