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 John 18:12-27

Courage Under Fire

July 4, 2010

Simon Goncharenko

21 FELLOWSHIP – SBC

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I.                   Jesus’ divine courage – fearless and undeflected – vv. 12-14, 19-24.

A.    Controlled – allowing them to arrest Him – v. 12.

B.     Composed – going through with their crazy antics – v. 13.

C.     Candid – handling the interrogation by Annas – vv. 19-21.

D.    Calm – dealing with unjust and illegal physical brutality – vv. 22-24.

 

II.                Peter’s human courage – fearful and failing – vv. 15-18, 25-27.

A.    When self-preservation is the main goal, fear of losing life guarantees the failure of courage – vv.  selfish rather than self-sacrificial – it’s main purpose is self-preservation – vv. 17-18, 25-27. 

i.                    Selfish rather than selfless

ii.                  Doomed from the start – vv. 15-16.

iii.                Not an accident – vv. 15-18, 25-27.

 

Only when based in Christ, can our courage be successful in the midst of life's battles