Discussion Questions – Week of May 17, 2020

Confirming and Denying – John 18:1-27

  1. Read Proverbs 1:7; 9:10; Ecclesiastes 12:13
  • How does the fear of God connect to COVID-19 and other crises we might face?


  1. Read John 18:1-9,12; 13:36-38; Mark 10:45
  • How did Jesus seem to approach God’s will for him to suffer and die?


  1. Read John 18:10,11; Matthew 16:21-23
  • How did Peter respond to God’s will for Jesus, described by Jesus Himself?
  • How do we sometimes respond in a like manner as Peter did?


  1. Read John 18:13,14,19-21,24; 11:45-51,53
  • How would you summarize the way that Jesus handled himself under questioning?


  1. Read John 18:17,18,25-27; Luke 22:60-62
  • What surprises you and what doesn’t surprise you about Peter’s responses?
  • In what ways have you responded like Peter?


  1. Read Matthew 16:24
  • What does this verse look like, in the midst of temptation?


  1. Read I Peter 5:5,6
  • How does humility fit into our desire to follow Jesus and not to deny Him?


  1. Read Psalm 51:17; James 5:16
  • What does brokenness and confession look like in the context of failure?


  1. What is one thing that caught your attention in this passage of Scripture (John 18:1-27) and how can you respond to it in a God-honoring way?




John 18:1-27


Jesus confirmed that His arrest was the will of God (vs.1-9,12; 13:36-38;

Mark 10:45)


Peter denied that Jesus’ arrest was God’s will (vs.10,11; Matthew 16:21-23)


Application: We must deny ourselves and confirm the will of God

(Matthew 16:24)


Jesus confirmed that He has lived openly and honestly (vs.13,14,19-21,24; 11:45-51,53)


Peter denied knowing His Lord and Savior (vs.17,18,25-27; Luke 22:60-62)


Application: We must remain humble, fight temptation and then with failure, confess our sins

  • We must be humble and remain humble (I Peter 5:5,6)
  • Be broken about your sin and be restored to relationship (Psalm 51:17; James 5:16)

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